28 years old, distilled 28th May 1990, 51.3% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 139 bottles, dram price H
The nose has lavender, monstera, peaches, polished furniture, and hints of beeswax. The mouthfeel is decent but has no cling. The body has peach, monstera, melon, tea chests, soft toffee and polished furniture. The finish has peach, lavender and toffee.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into very brief mottling. The nose gains fruit salad sweets, honey, and mango. The body gains dried pineapple and mango, and aged wood. The finish gains mango and dried pineapple, and loses the toffee in favour of hints of old oak furniture and tea chests,
A really great dram, which has plenty of fruit without going too deep into the wood and tannins.
One for summer evenings with friends.
Technical score: 5/5
Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.
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!