12 years old, distilled 25th May 2005, 59.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 174 bottles, dram price C
The nose has brine, sea breezes, honey and hints of sandalwood. The mouthfeel is smooth with no cling. The body has brine, honey, cardamom and hints of toffee. The finish is sandalwood and sea breezes.
Water brings out thin, very brief whorling. The nose gains toffee and fresh oak - even hints of pine sap. The sea breezes and brine are still there. The body gains the same oak and some hints of cinnamon and lemon. The finish gains hints of cinnamon.
A simple yet delightful dram - one for the beach.
Technical score: 3/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.