10 years old, distilled 23rd October 2008, 59.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 211 bottles, dram price B
Water brings out thin, compact whorling that settles quickly but barely mottles. The nose gains lemon and more linseed oil, and loses the red apples. The body gains vanilla, and loses a little of the linseed oil. The finish gains more linseed oil and loses the red apples.
A solid dram that nicely balances fruit and wood.
One for summer afternoons.
Technical score: 3.5/5
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.