11 years old, distilled 13th September 2007, 59.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 267 bottles, dram price B
The nose has orange chew sweets, damson and marshmallow. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has orange chew sweets, toffee, rough leather and hints of ginger. The finish has oranges, rough leather and ginger.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles without mottling. The nose gains more damson and loses some of the orange notes. The body gains more ginger and toffee. The finish gains ginger.
A lovely nose, but building ginger meant I wasn’t that pleased with it.
One for autumn evenings.
Technical score: 3.5/5
Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.
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.