28.34 - Alluring and amusing

9 years old, distilled 6th July 2007, 60.8% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 191 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 28.34 - Alluring and amusingThe nose has lemon bon-bons, marzipan and hints of pot-pourri. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has crisp pear, lemon sherbet, marzipan and a little ginger. The finish is short - lemon and ginger with a hint of chilli powder.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles briefly before dissipating. The nose now gains pear, peaches and lime but loses the pot-pourri. The body gains lime and more of the ginger, and hints of chilli powder. The finish is more intense but doesn't change its flavours.

A picnic dram.