73.91 - Easy-going, chewy and gooey

14 years old, distilled 23rd September 2002, 55.4% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 218 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 73.91 - Easy-going, chewy and gooeyThe nose has apricots, vanilla, and lemon. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon, vanilla and a curious heat. The finish is lemon and vanilla.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles quickly into brief mottling. The nose gains a slight floral note. The body gains custard creams, and the finish is unchanged.

A dram I'd like a lot if it were less hot.