9 years old, distilled 14th February 2008, 59.2% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 181 bottles, dram price A
A very floral nose with roses and daisies, followed by green apple and hints of honey. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pears, green apples, and a little hint of lemon. The finish is sweet with lemon and green apple.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains lemon and loses the honey hints. There's now also a hint of lavender. The body has more lemon, some artificial strawberry flavouring (cheap sweets!) and the green apple has also moved in an artificial direction. The finish gains more intense lemon and some hints of lavender.
A great summer day's dram for relaxing and watching some sports...
Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.