9.141 - An artist paints in a garden

12 years old, distilled 15th September 2005, 55.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 192 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 9.141 - An artist paints in a gardenThe nose has apple, lime, acrylic paints and floral hints. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has apple, lime, oak furniture, then oranges towards the finish. The finish itself is decent - lime and oranges with a hint of oak.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains oranges and loses the acrylic paints. The body gains more lime and hints of lemon, but still has plenty of apple and that oak furniture hint. The finish is unchanged.

A very nice summer afternoon dram.

4.5/5 (And solidly so!)

This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process!