Submitted by Philip Storry on
15 years old, distilled 21st February 2002, 54.2% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 240 bottles, dram price F
The nose has elderflower, pineapple chunks, papaya and old oak furniture. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pineapple, melon and papaya, and then shortbread. The finish is papaya and melon with hints of pineapple.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly and lingers but doesn't quite mottle. The nose gains melon and loses the oak furniture. The body gains Haribo Tangfastics and more pineapple. The finish is a little sweeter.
One for the fruit fanatics - does this count towards my five a day?
Technical score: 5/5
Personal preference: I'd like more than one bottle.