63.42 - Fresh orange sherbet

9 years old, distilled 6th December 2007, 59.7% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 199 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 63.42 - Fresh orange sherbetThe nose is quiet - and has a dustiness that hides orange opal fruits. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has toffee, kiwi fruit and orange fruit gums. The finish is very short - toffee and orange concentrate.

Water bring out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose now opens up, gaining more orange notes and a little lemon cheesecake. The body gains a hit of vanilla (custard creams?), lemon and some turkish delight. The finish gains turkish delight.

A superb afternoon refreshment for warm days in the garden shade.