9 years old, distilled 22nd January 2009, 53.9% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 261 bottles, dram price B
The nose has banana and marshmallows, with a hint of toffee and oak. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has maple syrup, pineapple, soft toffee and hints of lemon. The finish has soft toffee and pineapple.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains floral hints - lavender? - and loses the marshmallow. The body gains lemon and more pineapple. The finish gains maple syrup and loses a little of the pineapple.
A great dram to start summer evenings with.
Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.