10 years old, distilled 26th November 2007, 58.9% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 224 bottles, dram price B
The nose has vanilla, custard, pineapple and a hint of papaya. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pineapple, papaya, vanilla, and marshmallow towards the finish. The finish is marshmallow and pineapple.
Water brings out tight, thin, rapidly expanding whorling that doesn't really mottle. The nose gains papaya and hints of mango. The body gains more papaya and pineapple, and some mango. The finish gains more pineapple and some papaya.
Great fruity notes, but they required water to come out fully.
A fine summer morning dram.
Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.