Ledaig 10 2005 BD Bourbon barrel 63.9% WID: 77064 (first diluted with a splash of water, then pure)
Nose: Warm smoke, ham, tomato ketchup (also something pur like Maggi or Marmite), lemon grass, maybe hay and some salt. Later: Many limes with peel come out. The oak becomes a bit more present. Cooling mint is added. Then a few herbs.
Taste: Strong onset, ham, lemon, slightly sour but still sweet. Sour fruit gums? It tingles. Ginger. Pure: Nicer creamy mouthfeel. The start is sweeter. Honey.
Finish: Now the wood shows. Sweet and sour limes stick to the palate and the cheeks and develop again towards ginger. Smoke is there, but not dominant. In the throat and Spreiseröhre it stays warm for a long time.
Conclusion: the smoke is beautiful. Aromatic and warm. No cold ashes or gum marks. I had expected a bit more vanilla from the barrel. The nose smells more intensively from drink to drink into limes. They remind me of the recently tried Port Charlotte of WHIC. I like this one as well. The Port Charlotte still had these nice butter crumbs in the nose ...