29.209 - More reviving than smelling salts

19 years old, distilled 26th November 1996, 50.1% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 258 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 29.209 - More reviving than smelling saltsThe nose has crisp smoke, shoreline ozone, brine and vanilla. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, fennel, ash, and more of that crisp smoke.

Water brings out disappointing whorling - thin, short-lived and not particularly expansive. The nose now gains caramel and hints of liquorice. The body has gained bonfire ash and liquorice. The finish also gained ash.

A good start to the end of the evening.