44.84 - Smooth edges

13 years old, distilled 27th June 2003, 56.6% abv, virgin oak hogshead, 221 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 44.84 - Smooth edgesThe nose has nuts - peanuts, hazelnuts, and then a hint of sugar dusting. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has sultanas, walnuts, and a little toffee, before cinnamon in the finish.

Water brings out short lived rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains sultanas and raisins, and loses the peanuts. There's also hints of oranges. The body gains oranges, more cinnamon and some walnut. The finish gains oranges.

A chimera, but still beautiful.