Submitted by Philip Storry on
13 years old, distilled 14th August 2002, 55.8% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 198 bottles
The nose has mint, toffee, thyme and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is thin, very smooth, and has no cling. The body has fruit salad sweets, coconut and then a hit of cinnamon spice. The finish is sweet, with lemon, toffee and honeysuckle.
Water brings out thick, short-lived whorling that expands rapidly then dissipates. The nose gains raspberry, strawberry and some honey. The body gains honeysuckle and lime, but loses the coconut. The finish is unchanged.
A great dram for elevenses in spring.