4.213 - "A Regency pomander"

15 years old, distilled 15th October 1999, 56.6% abv, first fill ex-bourbon barrel, 213 bottles

SMWS 4.213The nose has cloves, oranges, stewed apples, cinnamon and banana. The mouthfeel is thin and coating. The body has honey, maple syrup, banana and a hint of nuts. The finish is short, with caramel and cinnamon.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose now has caramel, banana, cinnamon and a hint of rosewater. The body has less maple syrup, more caramel and a touch of the orange from the original nose. The finish is sweeter, with vanilla joining the caramel and cinnamon.

Lacking what many think are this distillery's key flavours, play pranks on your friends with this superb whisky.