39.140 - An intriguing fusion

27 years old, distilled 16th October 1989, 49.3% abv, Virgin Oak Hosghead, 222 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 39.140 - An intriguing fusionThe nose has polished wood, caramel and a hint of pear. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body is quiet, with coconut, caramel and a hint of sage. The finish is also quiet - back to the polished wood.

Water brings out thick, short-lived whorling that barely mottles. The nose now gains rose water. The palate is a little woodier, with oak shavings and a hint of polish. The finish is unchanged.

A starting dram.