73.84 - Tug of war in a meadow

15 years old, distilled 24th September 2001, 57.4% abv, Refill Ex-Sherry Butt, 572 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 73.84 - Tug of war in a meadowThe nose has orange fruit gums, meadow fresh fabric softener, and a little ginger. The mouthfeel is thin and astringent with a little cling. The body has green apples, orange zest, white pepper and cinnamon. The finish has orange zest and white pepper.

Water brings out thick whorling that rapidly settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains green apples, and loses the orange fruit gums. The body gains nutmeg and more white pepper. The finish gains green apples.

A springtime afternoon dram.