70.25 - Gueuze beer breakfast

9 years old, distilled 23rd October 2008, 60.6% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 240 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 70.25 - Gueuze beer breakfastThe nose has oranges and caramel, with a hint of honey. The mouthfeel is thin and smooth, with no cling. The body has banana, caramel and cinnamon. The finish is a growing cinnamon.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains banana and loses the oranges. The body gains brown sugar and a lot more cinnamon. The finish is more cinnamon.

The spice dominates a bit too much for me on this one - still drinkable, but one for an autumnal hip flask.