42.39 - Whisky to mull over

12 years old, distilled 5th April 2006, 61.2% abv, Second Fill Ex-White Wine Barrique, 200 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 42.39 - Whisky to mull overThe body has lime, white grapes and hints of paper ash. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lime and lemon with some paper ash towards the finish. The finish is lime and paper ash.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that dissipates without mottling. The nose gains hints of apricots. The body gains apricot and more lime, and then wood ash. The finish gains wood ash, and is much louder.

Sweet yet balanced with a little peatiness, but not complex. Not that simplicity is bad!

One for spring evenings.

Technical score: 3.5/5

Personal preference: I’d like a bottle.