SMWS 100.11 - "Picnic party dram"

15 years old, distilled 12th October 1998, 56.3% abv, refill ex-bourbon barrel, 152 barrels

An gentle, fruity nose of pineapple, apple, mango and raspberry, raspberry stems(!) all alongside a hint of varnished wood. The body is sweet and full of vanilla, caramel and ginger - and hints of fruit. The mouth-feel is thin, but somewhat coating. The finish is toffee and ginger.

After water (which whorls tightly but lasts a while) the nose has a little sherbet alongside the fruit notes, replacing the wood. The body has more of the fruit from the original nose - apple, pineapple, mango (but no raspberry). The finish is still toffee, but no ginger.

A decent dram for a picnic. Or just to put in a basket and carry around, and drink it when you feel the need.