54.70 - The manuka from uncle

10 years old, distilled 8th May 2008, 59.3% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 225 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 54.70 - The manuka from uncleThe nose has honey, lemon, and a hint of rosewater. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, lemon, honey and a hint of freshly cut grass. The finish has lemon and honey.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that lingers for a while as mottling. The nose gains marzipan and butterscotch, and loses the rosewater. The body gains marzipan and more lemon, and loses the grass. The finish gains butterscotch.

A very sweety dram, with decent balance.

One for spring afternoons.

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.