85.47 - Tropical cream tea

9 years old, distilled 25th October 2007, 61.2% abv, First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 240 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 85.47 - Tropical cream teaThe nose has red apple, golden syrup and tangerines. The mouthfeel is thin with some cling. The body has brioche and caramel, vanilla and a hint of menthol. The finish is menthol and pineapple chunks.

Water brings out thin, long lasting whorling that never quote mottles but just dissipates. The nose trades tangerine for caramel, and golden syrup for a hint of ginger. The body gains lime and loses the menthol. The finish also swaps menthol, this time for a hint of lemon.

A summer's morning dram, when whisky is the only breakfast that will do.