12 years old, distilled 6th March 2006, 58.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 291 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into decent mottling. The nose gains ash and frazzles, and loses the coal tar. The body gains bonfire smoke, and loses the frazzles. The finish gains soft wood smoke.
Not a complicated dram, but a very drinkable one.
One for starting winter evenings.
Technical score: 3.5/5
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!