Submitted by Philip Storry on
23 years old, distilled 16th November 1992, 51.4% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 216 bottles
The nose has passion fruit, apricot, mango and a hint of digestive biscuit. The mouthfeel is thin and very smooth, with a little cling. The body has more of the apricot and mango from the nose, and gains some lemon juice. The finish is long with passion fruit returning.
Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lasting mottling. The nose now gains a little dustiness, and the body has gained passion fruit. The finish remains unchanged.
A lovely, fruity dram. For a hip flask and a summer's day rambling in the countryside.