G10.16 - Touched by Midas

40 years old, distilled 23rd November 1977, 50.9% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 133 bottles, dram price G

SMWS G10.16 - Touched by MidasThe nose has toffee, apples, sawdust and a hint of copy paper. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has banana, apples, toffee and a little acetone. The finish has banana and copy paper.

Water brings out banana and melted butter, and loses the copy paper. The body gains cooked apples, sandalwood, and a hint of cinnamon. The finish gains a little sandalwood.

A wonderful aged grain, which is soft but not subtle - well integrated, to the point where flavours flow into each other.

One for starting any evening off!

Technical score: 5/5

Personal preference: I'd like more than one bottle.