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Bunnahabhain, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 378 views]
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 | 429 views]
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, Rosebank, SMWS, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[12 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 484 views]
A couple of SMWS bottlings–It’s Thursday !

TGIT!
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 …

Featured, Glenlossie, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 523 views]
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 | 802 views]
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 …

Headline, North British, SMWS, Single Grain, Tasting Notes »

[13 May 2014 | No Comment | 696 views]
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 …

Headline, Highland Park, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[16 May 2013 | No Comment | 939 views]
SMWS 4.167 Flapjacks & OJ’s cereal [Highland Park]

So how awesome is twitter? It’s pretty awesome, and it’s great for whisky geeks who are able to talk, chat and engage with whisky Pros. That was exactly what I was doing with John mccheyne (A.K.A : @SMWSambassador). John is a great guy, and the Brand ambassador for the ever so lovely SMWS. I’ve met him last year, and been …

Bruichladdich, Cask Strength, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[2 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,467 views]
Quick Dram: SMWS 23.71 ‘A cheese Baord in surgery’–Bruichladdich

Another one from Sjoerd’s SMWS bottle share, this time a 9 year old Ladie bottled at a whopping 65.9%, not for those who appreciate delicate malts, eh?

SMWS 23.71 ‘A cheese Baord in surgery’–Bruichladdich , 9yo , 65.9%
Nose: Signature Laddie no doubt here. Baby vomit, peat and powerful mix of herbal and fruity notes with medicinal qualities such as ER or …

Auchentoshan, Featured, Headline, Lowlands, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[20 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,248 views]
SMWS 5.29 – ‘Freesias crushed by an escaping car’–Auchentoshan 11 yo

Not all single casks are great, and not all blended mats are mediocre. A saying I just invented, but it’s true. I’ve been tasting quite a few SMWS single casks in recent weeks and this particular one from Auchentoshan is an example that some single casks are not very good sometimes. I am not quite sure why the SMWS picked …

Cask Strength, Headline, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, longmorn »

[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 991 views]
Tasting SMWS 7.65 ‘A Balm for the Soul’–Longmorn 21 yo

So, A Longmorn with a very enticing name : “A balm for the soul”. here’s to it delivering that promise… 2nd fill Sherry butt, and I am really looking forward to this one, since my experience with Longmorns is not vast to say the least. I need to try more. And here’s this one, and I have very good memories …