Submitted by Philip Storry on
14 years old, distilled 30th April 2002, 59.5% abv, Second Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt, 564 bottles
The nose has watch oil, vanilla, coconut and pears. The mouthfeel is thin, but smooth and with a little cling. The body has more fruit - plum, apricot - and then a hit of the watch oil and vanilla. The finish is short and oily.
Water brings out thick, compact whorling that doesn't spread much or mottle. The nose gains more fruit, then the oil returns. The body is also fruitier, alongside a little hint of dough. The oiliness returns for the finish.
A cracking dram - no event necessary, just pour and enjoy!