12.12 - Oatcake enthusiasts unite!

8 years old, distilled 29th September 2009, 61.3% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 211 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 12.12 - Oatcake enthusiasts unite!The nose has green apple, vanilla, plum and hints of lime. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has lime, vanilla, blackcurrant, cinnamon and hints of black pepper. The finish is cinnamon and vanilla with a little lime and blackcurrant.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that expands quickly and lingers before dissipating. The nose gains lemon and more lime. The body gains lemon, some oak furniture and loses the black pepper. The finish gains some oak furniture.

A very nice summer day's dram - one for watching a cricket match?

Technical score: 3/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.