89.8 - Lemon & Italian meringue cheesecake

10 years old, distilled 30th January 2007, 58.3% abv, Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 198 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 89.8 - Lemon & Italian meringue cheesecakeThe nose has lemon cheesecake, violet and a hint of oak shavings. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has violet and lemon, then oak shavings and a hint of honey. The finish is oak shavings and lemon.

Water brings out thin whorling that rapidly expands and dissipates quickly. The nose has more floral notes - honeysuckle? - and loses the lemon. The body has less of a oak, and more of the honey. The finish is a cinnamon roll and honey.

A very good dram - one for summer mornings.