53.251 - Peat fire magic

11 years old, distilled 18th July 2006, 57.8% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 290 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 53.251 - Peat fire magicThe nose has bacon bits, driftwood and peat smoke. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has smoked bacon, peat smoke and bonfire ash, with vanilla and a hint of toffee. The finish is peat smoke and ash.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding mottling that dissipates into brief mottling. The nose gains vanilla. The body gains a hint of lemon. The finish is unchanged.

Not the most complex whisky, but very satisfying - several of these would end an evening quite nicely!