70.16 - Mellow drama

11 years old, distilled 11th May 2005, 56.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 198 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 70.16 - Mellow dramaThe nose is a little quiet, with mango and honey. The mouthfeel is decent, with a little cling. The body has mango, fruit salad sweets, coconut and a little cinnamon. The finish has cinnamon with mango in the background.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into lingering mottling. The nose now gains passion fruit and hints of toffee. The body has lost the cinnamon and gained more fruit notes - pears and peaches. The finish also gains peaches.

A lovely dram for summer weekends.