70.28 - A seashore sunrise

11 years old, distilled 11th May 2007, 60.2% abv, Second Fill Hogshead, 242 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 70.28 - A seashore sunriseThe nose has lemon, vanilla, caramel and floral hints. The mouthfeel is decent but has no cling. The body has caramel, lemon and hints of sultanas. The finish has caramel and sultanas with some lemon.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that quickly settles into mottling. The nose gains hessian and lime, and loses the floral hints. The body gains more sultanas and some papaya, and loses the caramel. The finish gains more lemon.

An interesting dram - I'm not sure it's in the right category, but it certainly had an oily mouthfeel.

Technical score: 3.5/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.