44.82 - A sweet and special character

13 years old, distilled 27th June 2003, 56.7% abv, Virgin Oak Hogshead, 193 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 44.82 - A sweet and special characterA lovely floral nose, building into sultanas and cinnamon glaze with hints of honey. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has an initial hit of cinnamon and then sultanas, toffee, and hints of dark chocolate. The finish has cinnamon spice and honey.

Water brings out thick, compact whorling that spreads rapidly before quickly dissipating. The nose has gained toffee and hints of dark chocolate, and lost the florality. The body has more honey notes and less cinnamon. The finish has lost the cinnamon and gained hints of dark chocolate.

A superb dram for summer evenings.