9 years old, distilled 29th August 2008, 61.7% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 194 bottles, dram price B
The nose has pineapple and lime with a hint of sultanas. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has dried pineapple, dried apple, sultanas and hints of peaches. Towards the finish there's cinnamon, and the finish has cinnamon and pineapple with a hint of peach.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains more pineapple and some peach, and loses the sultanas. The body gains cinnamon and loses the peaches. The finish gains peach and more intense pineapple, and a little more cinnamon.
Cheeky indeed, this dram has a lovely set of fruits and balances it with the cinnamon nicely.
One for summer afternoons.
Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.
This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process!