35.229 - Bountiful yet balanced

10 years old, distilled 10th March 2008, 64.2% abv, Refill Ex-Oloroso Puncheon, 538 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 35.229 - Bountiful yet balancedThe nose has pears and apricots with a hint of watermelon and some dusted cinnamon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has cranberries, watermelon and pears. The finish has watermelon and cinnamon.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that lingers before dissipating. The nose gains more apricot and loses the pear - the watermelon and cinnamon remains. The body gains cinnamon and loses the pears. The finish gains more cinnamon.

A very nice sherried dram, with lighter fruit elements that are sure to make it stand out.

One for drinking with a meal.

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.

This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process.