12.17 - Punk's not dead

8 years old, distilled 29th September 2009, 59.0% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 210 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 12.17 - Punk's not deadThe nose has sawdust and pineapple. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has coconut, pineapple, peach and apricot. The finish has pineapple, apricot and peach.

Water brings out tight, compact whorling that dissipates without mottling. The nose gains walnut and loses the sawdust. The body gains ginger and lose the peach. The finish gains crystallised ginger and loses the peach.

A simple but well built dram.

One for spring afternoons.

Technical score: 3.5/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.