15th August 1997, 185 bottles, refill bourbon
Nose - Fresh, bright and jewelled. The clean, sweetshoppy fruitiness you'd expect from Benrinnes, with dusty wood adding gravitas and complexity. I'd go whistlepops rather than marmalade, perhaps a little wham bar. Wood and flower stalks with water.
Body - Wonderfully creamy, balanced boiled sweets and a musky, dulche de leche caramel midrange. Creamier and woodier with water, almost clotted cream.
Finish - Long, with sesame snaps and black pepper crisps.
A lovely, fruity but considered drinker and nicely balanced.