Doesn't need any water, but water also doesn't hurt it in the slightest.
Rich and dense first-fill vanillin, fusty florals (a whiff of violet), lovely warm wood tones and sweet, juicy fruits: tangerines, melons, grapes, pineapples and pears...
Sweet and ashy, with a thick fruitiness (on the palate, it's mainly peach) that pops up late in the flavor development but is all the more pronounced for it. Top-notch 2000s Bowmore, crazy good stuff.
It's only ten years old, so let's not get ahead of ourselves here, but the intense peach-and-sea-salt aroma that persists even beyond the smoke is still damn impressive.