10.130 - Chimney sweep on a trawler

9 years old, distilled 3rd October 2007, 61.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 270 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 10.130 - Chimney sweep on a trawlerThe nose has coal dust and kiwi fruit. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has coal smoke and honey - another unusual combination. The finish is short, with coal smoke and a brief note of sugared barley water.

Water brings out thin, rapidly spreading whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains more of the kiwi fruit. The body gains sweet vanilla notes, with a hint of ginger. The finish gains the vanilla.

A simple, straightforward, enjoyable dram.