72.54 - Margaritas in a car wash

9 years old, distilled 14th February 2008, 60.0% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 222 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 72.54 - Margaritas in a car washThe nose has peach, raspberry, passion fruit and a hint of luxury soap (floral!). The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has a lot of alcohol, then the fruits from the nose and a hit of vanilla and caramel. The finish is short - peach and caramel.

Water brings out thin, tightly packed whorling that rapidly expands then dissipates. The nose gains pear and green apples, but peach is still the dominant note. The body gains a little cinnamon, but the vanilla is less dominant and the fruits moreso. The finish gains passion fruit.

A superb dram for any occasion.