37.91 - Big boozy trifle

15 years old, distilled 15th May 2001, 56.0% abv, First Fill French Oak Hogshead, 266 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 37.91 - Big boozy trifleThe nose has apple, peach, kiwi fruit, mandarins, vanilla and hints of polished leather. The mouthfeel is decent with a little cling. The body has caramel, apple, kiwi fruit, banana and a hint of cinnamon. The finish is mandarins, cinnamon and vanilla.

Water brings out thick whorling that rapidly expands into brief mottling. The nose gains caramel and cinnamon, and a hint of sultanas. It loses a little of the fruit, but it's still there. The body gains more caramel and cinnamon, some sultanas, and some ginger. The finish gains kiwi fruit and ginger, and loses the mandarins.

A lovely Easter dram.