54.53 - Classic honey and oak

10 years old, distilled 12th October 2006, 60.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 195 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 54.53 - Classic honey and oakThe nose has vanilla, custard creams, hard pears and hints of lemon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla and lemon, with some cinnamon towards the finish. The finish is short - lemon and cinnamon.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose gains lime and honey notes, and loses the custard creams. The body gains pears and more cinnamon. The finish gains lime.

A springtime dram for bright breezy mornings.