9.151 - An old crooners last encore

25 years old, distilled 16th November 1992, 53.4% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 204 bottles, dram price F

SMWS 9.151 - An old crooners last encoreThe nose has a sweet fresh perfume - floral notes and then some very sweet honey and vanilla. There's also a hint of danish pastries. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has an unexpected hit of lemon - very nice, held in check with honey and vanilla and a little mango. The finish has lemon, honey, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains mango and honeycomb, but loses some of the floral notes and the lemon is diminished. The body gains honeycomb, more mango and a hint of pineapple. The finish loses the lemon and gains mango.

A very good summer day dram.

Technical score: 4/5

Personal preference: I'd like a bottle.