11 years old, distilled 4th August 2006, 57.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 272 bottles, dram price B
The nose has honey, toffee, gorse and a hint of digestive biscuit. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has toffee, gorse, greenhouses and a hint of bourbon biscuits. The finish is gorse and honey.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains coconut and more digestive biscuit, and loses the honey. The body gains more greenhouse notes and some lime. The finish gains some lime.
An intriguing dram, which has plenty of opposing flavours but doesn't quite manage to integrate them.
One for a hip flask on long walks.
Technical score: 3/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.