73.82 - Tap-dancer with a Tootsie Roll

14 years old, distilled 23rd September 2002, 55.3% abv, Custom Virgin Oak Barrel, 210 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 73.82 - Tap-dancer with a Tootsie RollThe nose has peaches, apricots, vanilla, and a little coconut. The mouthfeel is thin with a little cling. The body has an intense sweetness - "real fruit juice" fruit chews, then some vanilla (custard creams). The finish is fruit salad sweets and custard creams.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that disippates very quickly. The nose now gains pineapple juice, and loses the coconut. The body has more of the fruit chews and less vanilla, and the finish follows that lead.

A superb springtime dram.