Submitted by Philip Storry on
9 years old, distilled 7th February 2008, 59.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 228 bottles, dram price C
The nose has heavy smoke - peat and cigars, with a hint of roast pork. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lots of smoke (peat, cigar) and then vanilla and roast pork. The finish is short, but full of more smoke.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains smokey bacon and loses the roast pork. The body gains smokey bacon and more vanilla, and a lot more smoke! The finish is a little longer now - smokey bacon and peat smoke.
A big beast - one to end a summer evening with.