11 years old, distilled 21st march 2007, 57.7% abv, First Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead, 230 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thin, compact whorling that settles briefly before mottling. The nose gains sultanas and loses the treacle. The body gains sultanas, and a lot more ginger. The finish gains more ginger and some sultanas.
Almost overpowering with the ginger, yet still holds it together very nicely - and the nose after water is superb!
One for winter evenings.
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!