6.24 - Herby mint julep

8 years old, distilled 20th February 2008, 59.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 223 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 6.24 - Herby Mint JulepThe nose has greenhouses, cloudy lemonade, mint leaves and hints of peppermint and earthiness. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has cloudy lemonade and herbal notes (basil?). The finish is mint leaves and cloudy lemonade.

Water brings out thick rapidly expanding whorling that dissipates quickly. The nose now has more mint leaves and less peppermint. The body gains more greenhouse notes, and loses some of the lemonade. The finish is unchanged.

A superb warm weather dram.