39.143 - Dark, spicy and rich

16 years old, distilled 1st June 2000, 57.1% abv, First-Fill Charred Ex-Red Wine Hogshead, 261 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 39.143 - Dark, spicy and richThe nose has sultanas, old leather furniture, and a hint of fudge. The mouthfeel is decent with a little cling. The body has more of the sultanas, blood oranges, fudge and cinnamon. The finish is cinnamon and fudge.

Water brings out thin mottling that rapidly expands and settles into brief mottling. The nose now gains cinnamon and nutmeg, and loses the hint of fudge. The body has lost the fudge but gained nutmeg and more cinnamon, and more blood oranges. The finish is blood oranges and cinnamon.

A fireside dram.