26.118 - Happiness is a warm hug!

16 years old, distilled 6th April 2000, 52.4% abv, Virgin Oak Hogshead, 180 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 26.118 - Happiness is a warm hug!The nose has peaches, marzipan, amaretto and a hint of ginger. The mouthfeel is thin, with a little cling. The body has cinder toffee, banana, maple syrup and a little hint of raisins. The finish is caramel and toffee, with hints of peach.

Water brings out tight, thin, rapidly spreading mottling that lingers for a while as mottling. The nose gains more ginger, toffee and cinnamon. The body gains caramel, burnt oak and vanilla sweetness. The finish loses the peach, and gains vanilla.

A lovely dram for the enthusiast.