10.158 - Seaside adventures

10 years old, distilled 3rd October 2007, 60.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 255 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 10.158 - Seaside adventuresThe nose has brine, nougat and hints of caramel. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has mango, lime, caramel and a little nougat. The finish has sea salt, mango and hints of liquorice.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains lime and loses the caramel and nougat. The body gains kiw fruit, more lime and loses the nougat. The finish gains lime and loses the hint of liquorice.

A fine autumnal shoreline dram.

Technical score: 3.5/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.