122.44 - Fun-Filled and Entertaining

9 years old, distilled 14th March 2012, 60.7% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 228 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 122.44 - Fun-Filled and EntertainingThe nose has sherbet dip and watermelon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon sherbet, watermelon, kiwi fruit and then pepper. The finish has watermelon and growing pepper.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that lingers briefly before dissipating. The nose gains orange sorbet and hints of apricot. The body gains orange sorbet, apricot, and more kiwi fruit. The finish gains apricot.

A pepper note that I did not like - but everything else about it is great!

One for summer afternoons.

Technical score: 4/5
Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.

This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process.