46.53 - Chocolates and flowers

19 years old, distilled 18th September 1997, 55.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 274 bottles, dram price D

SMWS 46.53 - Chocolates and flowersThe nose has floral bouquets, lime, lemon and a slight hint of neoprene. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has grapefruit, lime and ginger. The finish is ginger and lime.

Water brings out thick compact whorling that settles rapidly into lingering mottling. The nose now gains lemon sherbet and hints of parma violets. The body gains hints of parma violets and loses the grapefruit. The finish is unchanged.

A decent dram for a nightcap.