50.71 - "Alfresco brunch"

25 years old, distilled 26th January 1990, 58.2% abv, refill ex-bourbon barrel, 165 bottles

SMWS 50.71he nose has meadows and watermelon, with a little heather in the background. The mouthfeel is thin but coating. The body has caramel, melon, and hints of both ginger and tobacco. The finish is meadows and hints of tobacco.

Water brings out thin, short-lived whorling that vanishes surprisingly quickly. The nose now has less meadow and watermelon, more ginger and a little caramel. The body gains more ginger and loses the tobacco. The finish also gains the ginger notes.

A fine expression of this distillery, suitable for any occasion.