15 years old, distilled 17th September 2002, 59.3% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 215 bottles, dram price C
The nose has lemon, pineapple, papaya, glace cherries, and a little waxiness. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon, pineapple, wax paper, and a little pink wafer biscuit. The finish has lemon and pineapple.
The water brings out thin, rapidly spreading whorling that quickly settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains kiwi fruit and pears, and loses the papaya. The body gains kiwi fruit and ginger, and the pineapple is a bit more intense. The finish gains ginger.
Big, sweet, waxy, well balanced - what’s not to like here?
One for summer afternoons.
Technical score: 4.5/5
Personal preference: I’d like a bottle.