54.73 - Sunshine all year round

11 years old, distilled 12th October 2006, 57.2% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 180 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 54.73 - Sunshine all year roundThe nose has vanilla, pear, green apple and a hint of cherry. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has pear and green apple, vanilla and then a touch of blackcurrant. The finish has pear, vanilla and blackcurrant.

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains rosewater and more pears, but loses nothing. The body gains cherries and rosewater, and the blackcurrant is more pronounced. The finish gains rosewater.

A lovely light sweet dram. This distillery is famous for its batched releases of sherry monsters, and this is a wonderful counterpoint to that.

One for summer mornings.

Technical score: 4.5/5

Personal preference: I’d like a bottle.