7.188 - Summer in a glass

13 years old, distilled 17th November 2003, 58.8% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 198 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 7.188 - Summer in a glassThe nose has banana, apricot, vanilla and a hint of superglue. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has custard creams, jammy dodgers and a little ginger towards the finish. The finish itself is short - custard creams and apricot.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains more vanilla and loses the apricot in favour of lime. The body gains lime and loses the jammy dodgers. The finish gains a little more ginger.

A fine light dram for the hottest day of the year. Remember to start early in the year, so that you can have a dram of this every day for months!