42.31 - Sandy toes sundowner

12 years old, distilled 3rd March 2005, 62.2% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 204 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 42.31 - Sandy toes sundownerThe nose is quiet and gentle - it has watch oil and cloudy lemonade, with a hint of cinder toffee. The mouthfeel is thin with some cling. The body has more of the lemonade, almonds and some hints of cardamom. The finish is very short - lemonade and ginger.

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains nuts and hints of ginger, but still very quiet. The body gains more of the ginger that was hinted before water. The finish is unchanged.

A hipflask dram for long walks on windy days.