This is a new line by Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays fame. A fire is roaring in the library while you savor a glass of Speyside Single Malt, all nestled into a tartan blanket. Warmth and refined heritage envelope you after a walk with the hounds through mossy ruins in Scotland’s Highlands.
Tartan features notes of Virginia cedar, Atlas cedar, cedar moss, bread, leather, hops, tobacco, buddha wood, Hedione, jasmine tea and labdanum. It is an extrait.
Review of Sarah Baker Tartan
From CaFleureBon: The first blast is potent enough to knock you off your trotters; it’s dry, dark and slightly dusty, actually. Cedar cedar. Ms. McCartney has artfully interwoven some intriguing notes – a crust from the morning’s loaf pairs nicely with hops and a leather which reminds me more of chaps than sofa. Tobacco leaves are dry regardless of the humidor’s efforts. The inimitable Scottish damp is evoked by resinous, smoky boozy Buddha wood and seaweed-and-humus redolent Cedarmoss. Hedione’s radiance and diffusivity beside tannic aromatic jasmine tea bestow lift. In the drydown Tartan smells like a really posh, weedy dank manor, in the best possible fashion. Wear it with tweed, jodhpurs and Wellies.