35.190 - Hot apple and cinnamon sponge

16 years old, distilled 17th May 2001, 59.5% abv, Refill Ex-Sherry Butt, 588 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 35.190 - Hot apple and cinnamon spongeThe nose has oranges, cinnamon, damson and sultanas. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has plenty of toffee, then sultanas, oranges, and finally cinnamon. The finish is short - cinnamon and sultanas.

Water brings out thick, rapidly spreading whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains maple syrup. The body gains maple syrup and butterscotch, and the oranges and cinnamon are more intense. The finish gains oranges.

A very good refill cask - one for dessert!