121.84 - "What goes around..."

15 years old, distilled 2nd December 1999, 56.2% abv, refill ex-bourbon hogshead, 263 bottles

SMWS 121.84The nose has gingerbread, orange marmalade and bananas. The mouthfeel is thin but has a little cling. The body has more of the gingerbread and banana notes, and adds blackcurrant, raisins and a touch of liquorice towards the end. The finish has ginger and blackcurrant.

Water brings out nice thick whorling that rapidly expands then dissipates. The nose now has less ginger, more fudge. The body has a little more raisins and banana, with some sultanas too. The gingerbread is still there, but subdued. The finish is a little more ginger than blackcurrant, compared to unwatered.

A fine dram for a dark winter's evening.