4.209 - "The Cinderalla cottage"

19 years old, distilled 30th November 1995, 54.5% abv, refill ex-bourbon hogshead, 251 bottles

DSC_0258The nose has cinder toffee, light smoke, green apples and a hillside covered in heather. The mouthfeel is thin but not too sharp. The body has sausages, toffee, rosemary and fennel, and a little green apples. The finish is long, with light crisp smoke and a touch of cinder toffee.

Water brings out thick whorling that rapidly dissipates into lasting mottling. The nose now has less of the green apples and more smoke. The body has gained barbecued sausages, and the finish has a little more smoke. There's also a hint of sea breeze running through the whole dram after water.

A superb lightly peated dram, worthy of a decent walk in autumn.