68.11 - Honey Cake with elderflower icing

7 years old, distilled 19th October 2009, 57.9% abv, Re-Charred Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 282 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 68.11 - Honey cake with elderflower icingThe nose has warm cinnamon and toasted bread - hot cross buns without the dried fruits! The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, cinnamon and glace cherries. The finish is cinnamon.

Water brings out thick whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains glâce cherry and some honey. The body gains more cinnamon and some cardamom, and a hint of tobacco towards the finish. The finish gains cardamom.

A quiet dram, but a pleasant one. A very good dram for autumn afternoons.