9.128 - Scented candles on a fruit cake

24 years old, distilled 16th November 1992, 51.3% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 172 bottles, dram price E

SMWS 9.128 - Scented candles on a fruit cakeThe nose has mango, pineapple and banana with a hint of candle wax and some cinnamon. The mouthfeel is decent with some cling. The body has wax, pineapple, banana and cinnamon with a hint of toffee. The finish is pineapple and banana.

Water brings out tight, thin whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains more banana and pineapple, and loses some of the mango. The body gains hints of ginger and some nutmeg, but loses none of the fruit or waxiness. The finish gains ginger.

A stunning dram, for autumn days when there's a nip in the air and the fresh memory of summer.