39.145 - Chocolate cherry coconut cake

10 years old, distilled 17th February 2007, 56.2% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 90 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 39.145 - Chocolate cherry coconut cakeThe nose has toffee, linseed oil and a hint of melon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has toffee, pineapple, mango, coconut, melon and then a little ginger towards the finish.The finish is toffee, melon and a hint of ginger.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose becomes fruitier - melon, passion fruit, papaya, kiwi fruit. The linseed oil has gone to the background. The body has much the same change - fruitier, with the toffee and ginger almost gone. The finish sees faint toffee, melon and passion fruit.

A lovely light dram for summer days watching cricket on the green.