7.201 - Swimming in trifle

10 years old, distilled 12th October 2007, 57.6% abv, Second-Fill Ex-Sherry Butt, 546 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 7.201 - Swimming in trifleThe nose has sandalwood, cinnamon and ginger, and a hint of strawberries. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has soft leather, pine nuts, honied notes and a lot of strawberry and orange flavoured sweeties. There's a little cinnamon and ginger towards the finish, which is strawberries and cinnamon with hints of toffee.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains nutmeg and hints of rosewater. The body gains nutmeg, rosewater, tea crates and a hint of banana. The finish gains banana and tea crates.

This is a decent dram for dinner.

Technical score: 3/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.