Submitted by Philip Storry on
8 years old, distilled 1st July 2008, 61.0% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 132 bottles, dram price A
The nose is quite delicate - lychee, pineapple, vanilla - but all restrained. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, pear drops, lime and sawdust. The finish is short - sawdust and pineapple.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose gains a hint of lime juice and some sawdust. The body gains more of the lime and some lemon, whilst losing some of the sawdust and the pears. The finish gains a hint of lemon.
A very nice dram for warming a winter morning.