No, it is not - just another very inactive (depleted) cask that produced a nice nose but a rather simple taste only... As this is the fourth sample from TWC in a row that shows these characteristics of exhausted casks maturation it seems that it is very hard for smaller independent bottlers to get their hands on high quality casks these days. No surprise when even the big players struggle to find good casks - this is the price to pay for the rigid budget cuts during the whisky bust of the eighties (if there is no money for new casks you have to use the old ones over and over again)...
The colour is pale straw and the texture shows rather fast legs and some late tears. The nose is all about a fruit salad with tons of green apples, pears, peaches and melons within a (barley) sugary pot liquor. All is very fresh and vibrant so I would not guess a 25 year maturation time but it is delicious, I like it!
The taste is rather simple on barley sugary sweet and spicy wooden aromas, not very impressive but again okayish. Water is not needed.
The dram arrives warming but not coating on the palate (what I already guessed after reading the texture). There are no bitter or astringent feelings so the mouthfeel is okayish. The finish is of medium length and guess what - right: it is okayish again with neither attracting nor distracting moments.