123.12 - "Treasure hunt"

12 years old, distilled 17th December 2001, 57.6% abv, refill ex-bourbon hogshead, 267 bottles

The nose is tanic at first - balsa wood, coconut oil suntan lotion and camphor wood. It begins to open up quickly, gaining carrot cake and a little hint of lemon juice. The body has a sharp mouthfeel and reveals lemon juice, chives, and a little ginger as it moves towards the finish - which is back to the scented wood notes of the nose.

It gets a little fruitier as it sits, moving towards a hint of cherries after a while.

After water, which whorls tightly and briefly, the nose now has a slight mustiness like old books. The body is much smoother, and now has some of the woody notes from the initial nose. There's also a little toffee and hints of honeycomb, which continues into the finish.
If left to stand for a while, the citrus comes back to the body - like lemon sherbert fizz.