36.105 - Herbal delights

13 years old, distilled 14th August 2002, 55.8% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 198 bottles

SMWS 36.105 - Herbal delightsThe nose has mint, toffee, thyme and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is thin, very smooth, and has no cling. The body has fruit salad sweets, coconut and then a hit of cinnamon spice. The finish is sweet, with lemon, toffee and honeysuckle.

Water brings out thick, short-lived whorling that expands rapidly then dissipates. The nose gains raspberry, strawberry and some honey. The body gains honeysuckle and lime, but loses the coconut. The finish is unchanged.

A great dram for elevenses in spring.