41.94 - A small glass of happiness

12 years old, distilled 25th August 2004, 57.3% abv, virgin oak hogshead, 281 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 41.94 - A small glass of happinessThe nose has toffee, banana, mango and apricots. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has toffee and caramel, then mango and apricot, then cinnamon - a nice set of transitions. The finish is apricot and cinnamon.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains more apricot and loses the toffee. The body also loses the toffee, and gains some more mango. The finish loses a little cinnamon.

A good dram that needs a little water.