48.84 - Seize the moment

12 years old, distilled 8th March 2004, 57.7% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 216 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 48.84 - Seize the momentThe nose has toasted crumpets, lilies and a hint of strawberries. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has soft toffee, toasted bread and a hint of strawberry jam. The finish is short - just a hint of strawberries and vanilla, then gone.

Water brings out thick, lazy whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains a little cinnamon, which continues into the body and is joined by some vanilla. The finish is unchanged.

A very soft, sweet whisky ideally suited to an aperitif.