73.105 - A couthy tipple

15 years old, distilled 4th September 2002, 60.1% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead, 228 bottles, dram price C

SMWS 73.105 - A couthy tippleThe nose has mint leaf, vanilla and a hint of strawberry. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has vanilla, herbal notes and a little touch of strawberry. The finish has herbal notes and vanilla. The finish is vanilla and mint leaf.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into brief mottling. The nose gains more vanilla, caramel and some lemon. The body gains lemon and more vanilla. The finish gains lemon.
A simple but enjoyable dram.

One for spring mornings.

Technical score: 3/5

Personal preference: I'd have another dram.