73.106 - Nutty mint chocolate muffin

16 years old, distilled 24th September 2001, 55.7% abv, Refill Oloroso Butt, 527 bottles, dram price D

SMWS 73.106 - Nutty mint chocolate muffinThe nose has ginger, marzipan, sultanas, and maple syrup. The mouthfeel is thin with little cling. The body has plums, sultanas, marzipan and gingerbread. The finish is ginger and sultanas.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that dissipates very quickly. The nose gains raspberry and coconut, and loses the marzipan. The body gains dark chocolate and more sultanas, and loses the plums. The finish is unchanged.

Not as fruity as I expected, but plenty to like here.

One for autumnal evenings.

Technical score: 3.5/5

Personal preference: Just the one dram, thanks.

This whisky was provided by the SMWS in a preview session - thanks to them for that. Full editorial control has been retained in the tasting process!