10.160 - Chinese herbal medicine

11 years old, distilled 6th October 2006, 60.6% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 205 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 10.160 - Chinese herbal medicineThe nose has herb gardens, kiwi fruit, soft toffee and a hint of butterscotch. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, peach, kiwi fruit, soft toffee, butterscotch and a little honey. The finish has butterscotch and kiwi fruit.

Water brings out rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose gains peach and hints of pineapple, and loses the toffee and some of the butterscotch. The body gains pineapple,more peach and more honey. The finish gains peach and pineapple.

A superb atypical dram - bound to get people talking.

One for summer evenings.

Technical score: 4.5/5

Personal preference: I'd like more than one bottle.