121.101 - Honey & vanilla roasted rhubarb

17 years old, distilled 20th April 2000, 53.0% abv, Second Fill Ex-Toasted Hogshead, 234 bottles, dram price D

SMWS 121.101 - Honey & vanilla roasted rhubarbThe nose has honey, lemon, banana and butterscotch. The mouthfeel is very thin with no cling. The body has sharp lemon flavours, balanced by a little toffee and fudge. The finish is short - lemon!

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains caramel and loses the honey. The body gains ginger. The finish also gains the ginger.

Not too hot - one for when you get in from the cold and want a warmer...