28.38 - Cherries in summer

10 years old, distilled 7th June 2007, 61.2% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 210 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 28.38 - Cherries in summerThe nose is soft, with greengages and cherry lips sweets. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has cherries, hay bales, rough leather and vanilla. The four has vanilla and rough leather.

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that lingers briefly. The nose gains kiwi fruit and lychee, and loses the cherry lips. The body gains vanilla and lemon, and loses the rough leather. The finish also loses the leather and gains lemon.

A springtime dram, for rainy days.

Technical score: 3/5

Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.