3.299 - Sweet smoke on the water

20 years old, distilled 27th March 1996, 54.2% abv, Second-Fill French Oak Hogshead, 252 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 3.299 - Sweet smoke on the water(Feis Ile 2017 bottling)

The nose has lavender, charcoal and hints of heather. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has more of the lavender from the nose, then sweet chilli sauce and soft bonfire smoke. The finish is lavender and bonfire smoke.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles briefly into mottling before dissipating. The nose now gains white grapes. The body gains more sweet chilli - not quite overpowering, but close. Still a background of soft bonfire smoke. The finish gains a little of the sweet chilli.

A pleasant dram for picnics at the beach.

3/5 (4 if you're fine with chilli)