Submitted by Philip Storry on
14 years old, distilled 20th February 2004, 55.1% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 293 bottles, dram price D
The nose has oranges, vinegar and a hint of ash. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has oranges, cod liver oil, vinegar and a hint of ash. The finish has vinegar and ash.
Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that mottles for a brief while. The nose gains caramel and a slight herbal note. The body gains caramel, red wine and more of the ash. The finish gains more ash and some red wine.
A decent session dram, light in flavours but - after water - big in presence. One for evenings with friends.
Technical score: 3.5/5
Personal preference: I'd have another dram.