29.225 - Slapped by a kipper

18 years old, distilled 13th May 1998, 57.4% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 240 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 29.225 - Slapped by a kipperThe nose has vanilla, peat smoke, tar and some TCP. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has vanilla, TCP, and peat smoke. The finish is sweet - vanilla and peat smoke.

Water brings out thick whorling that rapidly settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains herbal notes - fennel? - and loses the vanilla. The body gains fennel. The finish gains more smoke and some fennel.

A good end to the evening.