12.38 - Drink me you swine!

10 years old, distilled 29th September 2009, 57.6% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 180 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 12.38 - Drink me you swine!The nose has dried coconut, melon, honey and hints of camphor wood. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has dried banana, camphor wood, cardamom and wood spices. The finish has cardamom, wood spices and camphor wood.

Water brings out thin, compact wholring that dissipates without mottling. The nose gains lemon and hammered oats, and loses the honey and melon. The body gains lemon and melon, and loses the cardamom and wood spices. The finish gains lemon and some green apple, and loses the cardamom and most of the wood spices.

Not really my style, especially before water, but the fruits are quite lovely. Still too warm for me to be a huge fan though.

One for spring afternoons.

Technical score: 3/5

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.