30.102 - Not easy - but it's worth it!

21 years old, distilled 14th February 1997, 54.1% abv, Second Fill Hogshead, 200 bottles, dram price E

SMWS 30.102 - Not easy - but it's worth it!The nose has green apples, pear, fruits of the forest and a hint of exotic wood. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pear and sandalwood, with hints of linseed oil and peanut oil. The finish has peanut oil and pears.

Water brings out thin whorling that almost immediately expands and settles into mottling. The nose gains peach and apricot, and and loses the wood note. The body gains peach and loses the sandalwood. The finish loses the peanut oil and gains peach and apricot.

A very fine summer afternoon dram - one for watching cricket with?

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.