13 years old, distilled 13th December 2002, 58.3% abv, First-Fill Ex-Gin Hogshead, 294 bottles
The nose has rich dried fruits, hessian and a big hit of dried plants - the gin shines through! The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has peppermint, sultanas, ginger and toffee. The finish is gin and cinnamon.
Water brings out thick, compact whorling that settles for a while. The nose gains more botanicals, and loses the dried fruits. The body loses the ginger, and gains dried bark. The finish is unchanged.
An interesting experiment, which works surprisingly well.