10 years old, distilled 5th March 2008, 61.0% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 218 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into streaks rather than mottling. The nose gains gooseberry and apricot, and loses the rosewater. The body gains red apples, apricots and barley water and loses the banana and rosewater. The finish gains apricots and red apples, and loses the lychee.
Not the most complicated dram in some ways - but delightful. Tasting it in the cold of January may not be doing it justice - its fruity and sweet delights are almost certainly a summer thing,
One for summer afternoons.
Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: I’d like a bottle.
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.