9.147 - Cocktails in a coalmine.

21 years old, distilled 23rd April 1996, 60.5% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 225 bottles, dram price E

SMWS 9.147 - Cocktails in a coalmineThe nose has fruit - red apple, peach, mango and lychee. There's also a hint of toffee pennies. The mouthfeel is a little waxy, with no cling. The body has toffee, red apples, lychee and cinnamon. The finish has red apple, mango and cinnamon.

Water brings out thin rapidly expanding whorling that settles into decent mottling. The nose gains more peach and mango - very enticing. The body gains mango and loses the lychee. The cinnamon is still present. The finish gains toffee and a hint of blackcurrant.

A wonderful summer evening dram.

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.