11 years old, distilled 29th August 2006, 58.1% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 307 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains raspberry, but loses nothing. The body gains raspberry, and a little peppercorn. The finish gains peppercorn.
A quiet dram but nicely composed - one for a hipflask on spring walks.
Technical score: 3/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.
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!