46.55 - Raindrops on a lavender bush

24 years old, distilled 16th November 1992, 52.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 281 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 46.55 - Raindrops on a lavender bushThe nose has lavender and lemon, with a touch of honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pears, baked apples, lychee and then vanilla and cinnamon towards the finish. The finish is short - vanilla, cinnamon and lemon.

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose gains cinnamon and ginger, and loses the honeysuckle and some of the lemon. The body gains more cinnamon and some honeyed notes, and loses the baked apples and the pears. The finish gains honey and loses some of the vanilla.

A great summer morning dram - elevenses, anyone?