51.5 - Inside a confectioner's dreams

16 years old, distilled 16th October 2001, 55.7% abv, First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 180 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 51.5 - Inside a confectioner's dreamsThe nose has lemon travel sweets with sugar dusting, and some banana. The mouthfeel is decent with no cling - very smooth. The body has strawberries, raspberries, lemon and hints of meadows in bloom. The finish is strawberries and bananas.

Water brings out thin whorling that lingers for a short while but never mottles. The nose gains meadow flowers and hints of mango. The body gains mango, oranges and a little herbal hint. The finish loses the strawberry and replaces it with mango and herb gardens.

Quite the stunner - this one's for drinking with friends on a patio or in a garden, before someone fires up the barbeque.

Technical score: 4.5/5

Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.