37.85 - Eastern Promise

14 years old, distilled 1st October 2002, 56.8% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 234 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 37.85 - Eastern PromiseThe nose has toffee, cashews, and hazelnut nougat. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has butterscotch, toffee, and a little soy sauce. The finish has soy sauce and cinnamon spice notes.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that expands rapidly then disippates without mottling. The nose now gains lemongrass. The body has less toffee and gains the soy sauce, which continues into the finish unchanged except for an increased intensity.

A dram for a hip flask.