48.50 - "Mirror, Mirror, on the wall..."

13 years old, distilled 9th October 2000, 56.9% abv, first-fill ex-bourbon barrel, 242 bottles

The nose has pine wood and peaches. The mouth-feel is light and smoother than a cashmere codpiece. The body is full, with more pine and some mango and peach. The finish is short and has plenty of fruit - like a fruit salad!

Water brings thin, rapidly expanding whorling that vanishes quickly. The nose is softer - lemon meringue and tinned peaches, with far less pine. The body has mango, peach, and a hint of granary bread alongside much subdued pine. The finish is even more fruit than before, and lasts a little longer.

A dram that needs water, but does very well with it.