16 years old, distilled 30th September 2000, 52.8% abv, refill barrel, 199 bottles, dram price D
The nose has rubber, solvent, and hints of rough leather. The mouthfeel is thin, which is a surprise considering the power of the nose. The body is almost absent - light, sweet notes of icing sugar and not much else. The finish is also absent.
Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into decent mottling. The nose gains hints of fruit punch, but is still dominated by solvent. The body has a bit more presence - fruit punch - but is still very quiet. The finish still hasn't arrived.
An interesting rum, all on the nose.