12 years old, distilled 13th July 2006, 59.2% abv, First Fill Barrique, 251 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains toffee, but loses nothing. The body gains more cinnamon and loses a little of the red apples. The finish gains more cinnamon and some nutmeg.
A decent dram with a lot of spice, but plenty of other flavours to balance it out.
One for autumn afternoons.
Technical score: 3.5/5
Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.
This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process.