64.80 - Fruit punch explosion

9 years old, distilled 26th October 2006, 58.2% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 234 bottles

SMWS 64.80 - Fruit punch explosionThe nose has a hit of wood shavings that fades quickly, leaving mangos and pineapples. The mouthfeel is thin, with a little cling. The body has an oak table with a bowl of fruit punch on it - plenty of wood with a lot of tropical fruit. The finish has cinnamon and oak shavings.

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that never quite settles into mottling. The nose now has less wood, more fruit - mango, pineapple, melon, banana. The body has the same change, with much the same fruits as in the nose, and a little less cinnamon. The finish is unchanged.

A great springtime dram.