8 years old, distilled 5th March 2009, 53.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 224 bottles, dram price A
The nose has fudge and banana, with hints of lemon and wood shavings. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon, banana, wood shavings, and hints of creme egg fondant. The finish has fudge, lemon and oak shavings.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains more fudge and some toffee, and loses the lemon. The body gains toffee and more wood shavings, and loses the lemon and the fondant. There's a hint of peanut and cinnamon towards the finish - which gains toffee and more oak.
A fine dram for watching cricket, or otherwise lazing on a warm summer's day.
Technical score: 3.5/5
Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.