39.156 - Fun in the sun

9 years old, distilled 14th May 2008, 58.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 138 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 39.156 - Fun in the sunThe nose is quiet - freshly cut grass, toffee, pineapple, apples, pears and a floral hint. The mouthfeel is decent - creamy, with no cling. The body has lychee, mango, apples, pears, and toffee towards the finish. The finish has pineapple and mango. As it sits, mango appears on the nose.

Water brings out tight, compact whorling that sits briefly as mottling. The nose gains mango and loses the freshly cut grass. The body gains more mango and pineapple, and loses the toffee. Almost like a fruit punch! The finish has a hint of oak, then mango and pineapple.

A superb dram that sits very well. And, quite obviously, a summer stonker for those hot afternoons in the shade, busily doing nothing.