9.111 - Vigorous and Sophisticated

20 years old, distilled 23rd April 1996, 61.3% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 186 bottles

SMWS 9.111 - Vigorous and SophisticatedThe nose has dried fruits (sultanas and raisins) and a hint of wood spices. The mouthfeel is thin with some cling. The body has orange zest, cinnamon, and a drying oak. The finish is dry, with oranges and hints of dark chocolate - and lots of cinnamon!

Water brings out thick, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose now gains cinnamon and dark chocolate, and the dried fruits are diminished. The body has more oranges, some lemon and a lot more cinnamon! The finish is even drier than before! The flavours are unchanged though.

The perfect dram for dribbling over ice-cream.