13 years old, distilled 14th August 2002, 51.7% abv, First-fill ex-bourbon barrel, 102 bottles
The nose has green apples, pineapple, and a packet of refreshers sweets. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pineapple, green apples, kiwi fruit, greengages and a hint of green chili going into the finish. The finish itself is long, drying and grows warmer with time - pineapple and green chili.
Water brings out tight, compact whorling that doesn't settle but dissipates quickly. The nose now has less of the refreshers, but gains greengages. The body gains more of the green chili, and the finish is similarly warmer.
A decent dram for starting a cold winter's night.