121.78 - "Dinner time!"

15 years old, distilled 2nd December 1999, 54.9% abv, refill ex-bourbon hogshead, 281 bottles

DSC_0192The nose is very fruity - melon, red apples, kiwi fruit and a background of soft toffee. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has vanilla, pineapple and nutmeg. The finish is short with plenty of vanilla and melon.

Water brings out short lived but expanding whorling - pleasing if brief. The nose has hints of burnt cereal - less fruit and a somewhat acrid note. The body has less pineapple and more white pepper. The finish is similar - the melon has gone and the white pepper from the body is more dominant.

Another whisky that became warmer with water. Fine neat, but not my preference when cut.