64.98 - Champagne sherbet

9 years old, distilled 5th March 2008, 60.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 201 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 64.98 - Champagne sherbetThe nose has lemon and a hint of lime, with some grassy freshness in the background. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon, lime, pineapple, marzipan and a little hint of pastries. The finish is long but quiet - lemon and marzipan.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose now has gins more lime and some pineapple. The body gains more lemon, lime and some hints of cloves towards the finish. The finish gains hints of cloves and is a little louder.

A fine dram for summer mornings.