64.79 - Mango in a rum spiced syrup

11 years old, distilled 26th May 2002, 59.3% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 156 bottles

SMWS 64.79 - Mango in a rum spiced syrupThe nose has peach flavoured yoghurt, apricot and a hint of pineapple. The mouthfeel is thin, with a little cling. The body has pineapple chunks, mango, lemon and a hint of cinnamon. The finish is long and drying - pineapple and cinnamon.

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose now has hints of fruits of the forest. The body has more fruits - red apples, pears. There's also a hint of pencil shavings towards the finish. The finish is less drying, and gains wood shavings and mango.

A great dram for lazy Sunday afternoons.