11 years old, distilled 14th March 2007, 58.6% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 282 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out tight, thin whorling that expands quickly and settles into brief mottling. The nose gains kiwi fruit. The body gains more lemon and kiwi fruit but loses a little of the peach. The finish gains more lemon and a little balsa wood.
A very good, clean and simple dram that’s quite drinkable.
One for spring mornings - a breakfast dram!
Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: I’d have another dram.
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.