Submitted by Philip Storry on
8 years old, distilled 3rd March 2009, 56.0% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 262 bottles, dram price A
The nose has rosewater, oranges and tropical flowers. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has cinnamon, nutmeg, then oranges and pears. Not too spicy at all! The finish is cinnamon and hints of rosewater.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that rapidly settles before disappearing. The nose gains cinnamon and loses some of the rosewater. The body gains more cinnamon and loses the pear. The finish gains oranges.
This sits on the border of my spice tolerance, but I like it. One for autumnal evenings.
Technical score: 3/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.