11.36 - 'Highlander schmighlander'

9 years old, distilled 6th June 2008, 61.8% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 241 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 11.36 - 'Highlander schmighlander'The nose has balsa wood, lime, lemon, and vanilla ice-cream. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The The body has white pepper, lemon, lime, mango and a little honey. The finish is short - lime and white pepper.

Water brings out thick, rapidly spreading whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains white pepper and oranges, and loses the ice-cream. The body has the white pepper somewhat tempered, allowing some hints of caramel to come out. The finish is unchanged.

My aversion to white pepper means I'm not exactly going to rush towards this one, but I wouldn't turn it down either. One for hipflasks in spring.