39.151 - A blue lady and a seraph's smile

19 years old, distilled 27th October 1997, 58.4% abv, First Fill Ex-Sherry Butt, 592 bottles, dram price E

SMWS 39.151 - A Blue Lady and a Seraph's smileThe nose is a little closed - hints of rum and raisin, sultanas, green apples and toffee. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has toffee, peach and sultanas. The finish is toffee with rum and raisin.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that rapidly expands and then settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains peach and mango, but still has toffee and rum and raisin notes. The body also gains mango, and some cinnamon. The finish gains hints of peach.

A dram for warm evenings indoors, sheltering from the winter cold.