73.101 - Elevenses at the furniture emporium

15 years old, distilled 4th September 2002, 58.3% abv, First-Fill Ex-Pedro Ximenez Hogshead, 228 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 73.101 - Elevenses at the furniture emporiumThe nose has vanilla, oak and a hint of pear. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has candied oranges and vanilla. The finish is vanilla, pear and hints of orange concentrate.

Water brings out tight, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains toffee and caramel. The body gains toffee and cherry. The finish gains cherry.

A pleasant dram for spring afternoons.