3 years old, distilled 20th February 2012, 55.3% abv, new charred oak, 204 bottles
The nose has plenty of cinnamon,, cardamom, vanilla and honey - with a touch of lemon. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has more cinnamon and vanilla, light pastries and lemon. That lemon is a nice sharp note on an otherwise gentle palate - a great contrast. The finish is quick, sweet and full of vanilla and lemon.
Water brings out tight, long-lived but not very expansive whorling. The nose now gains dessicated banana. The body is sweeter - the lemon less sharp, and a hint of sandalwood. The finish is much the same.
An all day kind of dram, that's both rewarding and dangerously drinkable.