48.90 - Cedar, sandalwood and rose

11 years old, distilled 29th March 2005, 57.1% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 192 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 48.90 - Cedar, sandalwood and roseThe nose has the promised cedar, sandalwood and rose in perfectly balanced abundance. There's also some hints of toffee. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has rosewater, cinnamon and hints of white pepper bringing in a distinct heat, and a touch of cloves. The finish is rosewater and cloves.

Water brings out thin, short lived whorling. The nose loses the wood notes and gains toffee and white pepper. The body gains toffee and then a lot more cinnamon and pepper. The finish is cloves and pepper.

It didn't follow up on the nose - a pity. One for a hip flask.