46.58 - Living the high life

24 years old, distilled 16th November 1992, 53.2% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 282 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 46.58 - Living the high lifeThe nose has lime, honeysuckle, leather and a hint of ginger. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has honeysuckle, ginger and a hint of soft toffee. The finish is ginger. A very subtle experience, somewhat overwhelmed by the ginger.

Water brings out thick, compact whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains more leather, and hints of tea chests and gooseberries. The lime and honeysuckle are gone. The body gains gooseberry and loses some of the ginger, but it's still there. The finish is still ginger.

A subtle dram - one for summer evenings.