41.98 - La Dolce Vita

11 years old, distilled 23rd March 2006, 59.2% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 204 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 41.98 - La Dolce VitaThe nose has spearmint, tea leaves, and a little cinnamon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, cinnamon, pear, and hints of green apples. The finish is vanilla and pears.

Water brings out thin whorling that rapidly expands and settles into lingering mottling. The nose loses the spearmint and gains lemon. The body gains more pear and cinnamon. The finish gains lemon.

A bright, breezy, springtime dram for hikes and hipflasks.