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[8 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 73.55 apples and pears [Aultmore 21]–A funky weird dram…

Our noses and Palates are very different, that’s given. Some people love certain whiskies other people can not appreciate and vise versa, and this single cask from SMWS (I got from Tom, a long time ago – thanks bro!) is a terrific example of such a whisky. Before I tasted it, I was browsing Tom’s site (weird, as I try …

Featured, Headline, Peated, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[7 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 127.39 ‘Intensely Tasty’ (Port Charlotte 11 year old)

Not long ago I reviewed two other SMWS PCs – 127.37 ‘Dinosaurs dancing to Stravinsky (which was EPIC) and 127.40  –  Mango chicken vindaloo, which again was excellent. It’s quite clear I am fond of young PCs, and I wonder how this one will going to be when we compare it to those two monsters. At 11 years old and …

bowmore, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Islay, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS Feis Ile 2015 edition – 3.243 – "Dark, smouldering flamenco gypsy [Bowmore 17 yo]

After yesterday’s Ardbeg , It’s time for a cracking dram from the SMWS. at a much nicer price (If you are a member and was lucky enough to buy one in time).  They have decided to bottle a really nice edition for this year’s Feis, a 17 years old cask , distilled 25th September 1997 at 57.1% abv, refill ex-sherry …

Independent Bottling, Peated, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[5 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 127.40[Port Charlotte] – Mango chicken vindaloo

This is not a new SMWS edition, it’s from the Feb batch or so. I am quite a fan of Port Charlotte, when it comes to peaty whiskies. It’s not a secret I drink less and less heavily peated drams on a daily basis, I guess a palate or mood change, but sometimes when the weather is right, or when …

Bunnahabhain, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
SMWS 10.77 ‘Beware of the monster’ , Bunnahabhain 2007

Young whisky can be awesome, and there is nothing to be ashamed of when bottling young cracking drams. This young Bunna is a great example of such a whisky. Distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2014.  But this youngster does not feel as young, and I really was surprised at how good it was.  So let’s end this week’s reviews …

Headline, Port Charlotte, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[17 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
SMWS 127.37 ‘Dinosaurs dancing to Stravinsky’ port Charlotte 9 yo  – Review

It’s Winter, and the night are quite cool, as cool as they get in our neck of the woods… Yes, It’s not Canada cold (more like Canadian spring), but it’s the perfect time to sit back and relax with a lovely peat monster. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately, and this wee sample was sitting patiently waiting to get …

Headline, longmorn, Rosebank, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
A couple of SMWS bottlings–It’s Thursday !

The weekend is near, and no better way to end it with a couple of fruity, lovely SMWS bottling, a Longmorn and a Rosebank.

SMWS 7.83 “Fresh, airy and sherbety” – 1993 Longmorn, 52.1%, £69
Nose: Nice and fresh. With zingy sour lemon , cucumber freshness and sine fruity touches too: watermelon and cantaloupe. It’s fresh and crisp but sweet too with …

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
First post of 2015 – SMWS 46.26 –  Killer Bee Surf  Wax – Glenlossie 21 yo

So… first post of 2015, right? Let’s starts this year with a bang, a lovely dram from the guys over at the SMWS.
There are many SMWS releases, and I try to sample a few, yet i know I am missing on many good stuff, as it’s impossible to try everything, yet alone buy all those I end up wanting when …

Glenrothes, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Burnt Crumpet & Highland Toffee – SMWS 30.71

Time for a bit of SMWS goodness (I got a lot of those babies I need to taste in the queue, but this was long due). Sample Provided by Johanne (whiskylassie), and seems to be a SMWS Canada release. This is a Glenrothes, so one can indeed expect a lot of that butterscotch and toffee going on (if OBs is …

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
SMWS G1.8 – ‘A bag of assorted boiled sweets’ Single Grain

It’s been some time since i posted notes for a SMWS bottling. I have quite a few i should be tasting (arranged samples from latest outruns with the help of #whiskyfabric). This one however was a sample swap I did with Johanne (@whiskylassie) who’s now touring Scotland and is having some fun (so it seems). I normally associate single grain …