12 years old, distilled 3rd November 2004, 57.7% abv, Virgin Oak Hogshead, 278 bottles, dram price B
The nose has tea chests, rolling tobacco, and raisins. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has raisins, sultanas, tobacco pouches, cinnamon and hints of aniseed. The finish is raisins and aniseed.
Water brings out thick, short lived whorling that settles into thin mottling. The nose gains a little thyme and loses some of the rolling tobacco. The body has less of the cinnamon and more of the sultanas and tobacco. The finish is unchanged.
A chimeric dram that baffles the palate. What fun!