48.103 - Naked in the forest

11 years old, distilled 28th February 2007, 60.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 188 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 48.103 - Naked in the forestThe nose has pears and green apples, pine furniture and a hint of new leather. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has green apples, pear, kiwi fruit and then pine furniture. The finish has pine furniture and green apples.

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that dissipates without mottling. The nose gains more apple (baked?) and some kiwi fruit. The body gains a lot more apple and some peach, but loses nothing. The finish gains peach.

A fruit bomb, in the best possible way.

One for summer afternoons.

Technical score: 4.5/5

Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.

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!