46.81 - A perfect parfait

11 years old, distilled 14th March 2007, 58.6% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 282 bottles, dram price B

46.81 - A perfect parfaitThe nose has lemon, lychee, and peach yoghurt. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has sharp lemon, peach, kiwi fruit and hints of light wood (balsa?). The finish has lemon and kiwi fruit.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that expands quickly and settles into brief mottling. The nose gains kiwi fruit. The body gains more lemon and kiwi fruit but loses a little of the peach. The finish gains more lemon and a little balsa wood.

A very good, clean and simple dram that’s quite drinkable.

One for spring mornings - a breakfast dram!

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: I’d have another dram.

This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process.