11 years old, distilled 22nd February 2007, 62.0% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 204 bottles, dram price B
The nose is quite light - florists shops and a hint of lemon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon, floral bouquets, and a hint of toffee. The finish has toffee and lemon with hints of floral bouquets,
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains barley sugar water and loses the lemon. The body gains barley sugar water and a hint of dry earth, and loses the toffee. The finish gains dry earth and loses the toffee.
It's not a lemon. It's a rather good whisky.
One for spring afternoons.
Technical score: 4/5
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!