Special, and limited, edition, made to celebrate an exceptional apple crop in the 2014 season, and aged for 4 years.
Cloudy, caramel-brown, with an aroma of wood smoke and a light, earthy funk.
Sharp apple juice flavour, rapidly becomes tart and tannic, before finishing in strong peat smoke.
Quite extraordinary character and depth, and with a flavour profile more commonly associated with a West Coast or Islay malt!
Would be a worthy companion to an Isle of Mull Cheddar, or a Lancashire from the Fylde marshes; sadly, I had neither to hand ...
Reviewed on 30 May 2019