38.22 - Love letters on linen paper

25 years old, distilled 17th June 1992, 51.0% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 270 bottles, dram price J

SMWS 38.22 - Love letters on linen paperThe nose has orange blossom, jasmine, orange peel, spiced pears. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has candied oranges, mango, apricot, and hints of leather tobacco pouches. The finish has mango, oranges, and leather tobacco pouches.

Water brings out thin, short-lived whorling. The nose gains sherbet and loses the orange blossom. The body gains the sherbet notes and loses the candied oranges. The finish gains sherbet and hints of lemon.

This is a soft, gentle, dram with a superb selection of flavours delivered very nicely.

One for an evening with friends.

Technical score: 4.5/5

Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.