73.95 - Captivating, demulcent sweetness

14 years old, distilled 23rd September 2002, 54.2% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 228 bottles, dram price B

SMWS 73.95 - Captivating, demulcent sweetnessThe nose is quiet, but has Turkish Delight, raspberry, and hints of pine. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has mango, tobacco and hints of toasted oak. The finish is mango and oak.

Water brings out thin, rapidly expanding whorling that settles into lingering mottling. The nose gains floral notes - honeysuckle? - and honey. The body gains butterscotch, toffee, and honey. The finish gains honey.

A great dram for autumnal afternoons.