17 years old, distilled 25th September 1998, 58.6% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 150 bottles
The nose has light, crisp smoke and dried moss on a summer's day. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has spring blossoms, ash, crisp light smoke from a bonfire of scavenged wood and a light lime note towards the finish. The finish is light crisp smoke, citrus and a hint of ash.
Water brings out thick, short-lived whorling that formed no mottling. The nose gains brine and a hint of heather. The body gains more of the citrus, and the finish is also sweeter.
A great autumnal hip flask dram.