12 years old, distilled 11th December 2001, 57.9% abv, first-fill ex-bourbon barrel, 235 bottles
The nose has oak furniture, a freshly opened bag of haribo goldbears, beeswax and a little liquorice. The mouth-feel is thin but coating, and the body brings a little citrus and toffee, with a little Wasabi heat. The finish is beeswax and oak furniture.
Water brings tight whorling that lingers a little. The nose now has wood polish, toasted barley and wine gums. The body is more honeyed, with more lemon and less liquorice. The finish is sweet with vanilla, beeswax and a hint of lemon.
A decent dram for an evening with friends.