10 years old, distilled 24th April 2007, 63.3% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 246 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains leather and loses the toffee and sage. The body gains spicy notes - cinnamon and cloves dominating the lemon and leather underneath it. The finish is cloves and lemon.
A dram I preferred without water - but would still be a welcome thirst quencher on a warm spring afternoon.
2.5/5 (3.5 without water.)