64.103 - All sweetness and light wood

11 years old, distilled 25th October 2006, 58.9% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 222 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 64.103 - All sweetness and light woodThe nose has vanilla and icing sugar - very quiet. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has toffee, vanilla and hints of old oak furniture, in a very well balanced package. The finish has vanilla, toffee and hints of linseed oil and oak shavings.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that rapidly expands and quickly dissipates. The nose gains lemon and loses the icing sugar. The body gains crystallised ginger and fruit syrups, and the finish gains a little lemon but loses nothing.

A superb dram for warm evenings and friends.

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: I'd like more than one bottle.