10.155 - Warms the heart

10 years old, distilled 3rd September 2007, 61.3% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 264 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 10.155 - Warms the heartThe nose has brine, vinegar and black pepper, and a hint of coal tar soap. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has balsemic vinegar, black pepper and coal tar soap. The finish has vinegar and black pepper.

Water brings out thin whorling that settles almost immediately into brief mottling. The nose gains a hint of basil, and losesthe coal tar soap. The body loses the black pepper notes, the coal tar is diminished and it gains a herbal hint. The finish loses some of the black pepper and gains more vinegar and a herbal hint.

This is a shoreline dram for winter walks.

Technical score: 3/5

Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.