SMWS 51.6 'A fruity smooch' 2001 / 16 years old 56.4%

SMWS 51.6 'A fruity smooch' 2001 / 16 years old 56.4%
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Region: Ireland

Strength: 51.6%

Volume: 700ml

SMWS tasting notes: A nose bursting with soft green fruits, lemongrass, meadowsweet, little touches of nougat, camphor, pink million sweeties, lemon curd and well-sugared pancakes. Some orange and lemon throat lozenges, the sting of a crushed nettle and a good slug of tropical sauvignon blanc (all grass, pineapple and no cat?s pee). Water brings a sense of mineralic gravitas; steel wool; coal dust; pineapple cubes and pink marshmallows. At full strength the mouth is alive with syrupy, glycerine like fruitiness. Juicy fruit bubblegum, soft mints, lavender oil, passion fruit sorbet, caraway, pine resin and a few touches of motor oil. Reduction shows foam bananas, spearmint chewing gum, lanolin, buttered toast, bramble liqueur, strawberry bonbons and just a lick of spice. Harmonic and beautiful.

Cask: 1st fill barrel
Outturn: 234 bottles

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$299.00

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SMWS 38.24 'Princes Street Gardens in Summer' 1992 / 26 years old 51.2%

SMWS 38.24 'Princes Street Gardens in Summer' 1992 / 26 years old 51.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 51.2%

Volume: 700ml

$794.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The nose takes you to Princes Street Gardens in the summer - grass, roses, flower beds, ice-cream vans and pastry wagons laden with donuts, Danishes and churros; also perfumed sweets (sherbet straws, blackcurrant, lemon, apple). The palate is delicious - tropical fruits (custard apple, monstera, Charentais melon), vanilla sli...


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SMWS 10.165 'Sea, sand and soot' 2006 / 11 years old 62.4%

SMWS 10.165 'Sea, sand and soot' 2006 / 11 years old 62.4%

Region: Islay

Strength: 62.4%

Volume: 700ml

$180.00

SMWS Tasting notes: Mineralic sea air came laden with the sweet smell of vanilla ice cream cones and cinnamon on seaweed. Coal dust and soot sprinkled down onto a sandy beach as driftwood and the frayed remnants of ship's rope washed up on the shore. The sweet fragrance of hibiscus flowers drifted into earl grey tea and spicy sandalwood like a l...


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SMWS 95.24 'Sliced pears and churned butter' 2006 / 12 years old 56.5%

SMWS 95.24 'Sliced pears and churned butter' 2006 / 12 years old 56.5%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 56.5%

Volume: 700ml

$143.00

SMWS Tasting notes: A creamy profile at first with an immediate aroma of spun sugar and highland toffee. Underneath there are notes of Dutch Genever, Turkish delight, sliced pears and freshly churned butter. Reduction brings a more elegant sweetness and notes of butterscotch, syrup sponge cake, maple danish, polished pine, camphor and eucalyptus...


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SMWS 24.132 'Engaging warmth' 2002 / 16 years old 58.4%

SMWS 24.132 'Engaging warmth' 2002 / 16 years old 58.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 58.4%

Volume: 700ml

$450.00

SMWS Tasting notes: Sweetness hits the nose first - honeyed Baklava, puff candy and rainbow drops; then comes tangerine, red apple, raspberry and cloudy lemonade, followed by spring flowers, laurel hedge and hints of pepper. The palate is also sweet (jelly beans, Battenberg cake), with some tangy orange zest and kiwi and a really spicy finish (p...


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SMWS 58.28 'Usquebae an' blankets warm' 2005 / 13 years old 59.7%

SMWS 58.28 'Usquebae an' blankets warm' 2005 / 13 years old 59.7%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.7%

Volume: 700ml

$165.00

SMWS Tasting notes: If you sniff too deeply, the dry, spirity nature is like a frozen thistle up the nose, but treated with caution it gives pears and toffee apples, gingerbread, juniper bushes and gin; a warm blanket of laundry and blotting paper. With water it settles nicely - pot pourri, snuff, ginger snaps, Blackpool rock and raisins. The in...


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SMWS 46.69 'Ruby boozeday' 1998 / 20 years old 55.4%

SMWS 46.69 'Ruby boozeday' 1998 / 20 years old 55.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 55.4%

Volume: 700ml

$220.50

SMWS Tasting notes: The panel noted first the enticing ruby hue of the whisky and were then both surprised and delighted to find a complex and delicate aroma brimming with notes of paprika, fragrant pilau rice, cinnamon, sultanas in fruity, Moroccan style couscous and notes of fresh linen and ripe kumquats. With water we also noted many dried fr...


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SMWS A4.5 'A cup o' kindness' 5 years old 47.9%

SMWS A4.5 'A cup o' kindness' 5 years old 47.9%

Region: Bas Armagnac - Baco

Strength: 47.9%

Volume: 700ml

$153.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The nose gives a warm embrace like an old acquaintance. There are blood orange madeleines covered with desiccated coconut and freshly cut figs on the side. Then a fizzy quality reminiscent of citrus sherbet and Love Heart fruit sweets, with the depth of cherry liqueur and chocolate bitters. One panellist was reminded of fine ...


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SMWS 58.30 'Fresh and invigorating' 2010 / 8 years old 60.9%

SMWS 58.30 'Fresh and invigorating' 2010 / 8 years old 60.9%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 60.9%

Volume: 700ml

$127.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The initial nose has sanded wood, fresh hay and floral soap, then develops citrus, ending up fresh and invigorating - lemon puffs, candied orange and lemon slices, tinned mandarins, lychee and honey. The palate has orange peel, lemon and lime, juicy pineapple and fruity boiled sweets, plus marzipan and tinned pears with vanil...


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SMWS 4.251 'Armchair dancing dram' 2005 / 13 years old 58.1%

SMWS 4.251 'Armchair dancing dram' 2005 / 13 years old 58.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.1%

Volume: 700ml

$161.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The nose is a captivating Orkney saga - herbal smoke (garden bonfires, heather moor-burn); followed by sea-shore hints of salty spray and langoustines on beach bonfire barbeques - lastly chocolate limes. The initial palate has a chewy, earthy, salty thread of peat smoke - followed by chocolate and butterscotch (Daim bars), Bo...


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SMWS 'Peat Faerie Batch #3' 10 years old 50%

SMWS 'Peat Faerie Batch #3' 10 years old 50%

Region: Islay

Strength: 50%

Volume: 700ml

$117.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The Panel enjoyed the gentle unfurling of aroma in this one. A soft but smoky heather ale note emerges at first, followed by freshly rolled oats, a smouldering hay bail, wet beach pebbles and a hint of buttery marmite toast. Water reveals lemon wax, orange bonbons, smoked teas and sudocreme. The peat is louder in the mouth, a...


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SMWS G15.5 'Murray finally serves an ace.' 2010 / 7 years old 58.5%

SMWS G15.5 'Murray finally serves an ace.' 2010 / 7 years old 58.5%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.5%

Volume: 700ml

$129.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The panel found freshly cut red chillies on the nose at first. Followed by dusty, green wood, rosewater, artificial sweeteners, marzipan and coconut. Water affirmed the sweetness and gave up notes of talcum powder, strawberry milkshake and perfumed and rather intense note of smooshed foam shrimps. On the palate there were Cam...


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SMWS 96.22 'Rocky road spice freakout' 2008 / 9 years old 59.1%

SMWS 96.22 'Rocky road spice freakout' 2008 / 9 years old 59.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 59.1%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The Panel noted oak polish, leather slippers, old cigar humidors and wood spices at first. Followed swiftly by many herbal qualities such as marjoram, thyme and cough syrup. Then rye bread and blood oranges as well. Reduction brought honeysuckle, gorse, strawberry laces, hessian and charred wood. The palate was equally robust...


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SMWS 122.23 'Highly a-musing' 2011 / 7 years old 57.1%

SMWS 122.23 'Highly a-musing' 2011 / 7 years old 57.1%

Region: Highland

Strength: 57.1%

Volume: 700ml

$119.00

SMWS Tasting notes: The first nose had the sweet smokiness of honey-cured bacon and curried smoked salmon cubes, followed by liquorice and the light medicinal smell of muscle rub. On the palate a ferocious attack of sweet perfumed smoke but, taking into account the age, all fairly well balanced and quite satisfying in a mysterious way. With wate...


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SMWS 37.109 'Calm and relaxing' 2003 / 14 years old 59.4%

SMWS 37.109 'Calm and relaxing' 2003 / 14 years old 59.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.4%

Volume: 700ml

$167.00

SMWS Tasting notes: Brewing a chamomile, lemon and honey tea, we then added cinnamon-toasted pumpkin seeds to our coconut clusters cereal before grating ginger and orange rinds. A sweet herbal flavour greeted us on the palate neat; stevia, tarragon, sweet basil and cicely and then we 'dressed-up' hot dogs with a sweet chilli sauce by adding hone...


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SMWS 68.18 'Triple berry Lamington cake' 2010 / 7 years old 58.3%

SMWS 68.18 'Triple berry Lamington cake' 2010 / 7 years old 58.3%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.3%

Volume: 700ml

$139.70

SMWS Tasting notes: Jersey caramels and cherry chocolates. Wine gums and fruit Danish's. Marmalade on the hob. Apricot delight and hints of autumn trips to the milk bar. A bright sherry emphasis hints at raspberry ripple icecream and peach melba. After considerable time in the glass, milko sticks and warm afternoons on the vineyard. Cask: Re-...


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SMWS 36.152 'A well-perfumed wee brute' 2007 / 11 years old 58.9%

SMWS 36.152 'A well-perfumed wee brute' 2007 / 11 years old 58.9%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 58.9%

Volume: 700ml

$129.00

SMWS Tasting notes: A garden scented perfume noted the panel at first. Followed by jasmine tea, beef stock cubes, bay leaf and a good quality VSOP Armagnac. The sense of old wood on a hot day. Water gives up warm cinnamon, an un-struck matchstick and a sweet and savoury balance - like a rich cranberry gravy. A green and flora scent lingers in th...


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SMWS 135.12 'Juicy yet mouth-drying' 2006 / 12 years old 60%

SMWS 135.12 'Juicy yet mouth-drying' 2006 / 12 years old 60%

Region: Highland

Strength: 60%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

SMWS Tasting notes: On the nose the smoke was subtle and distant - the impression was of gooseberry fool, Haribos, toffee and petits fours in plastic dishes on a polished wooden counter. The palate was a satisfying blend of sweetness (watermelon sweets, blackcurrant travel sweets) light spice (clove, nutmeg, peppery nasturtium) and gentle smoke ...


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SMWS 12.18 'Whatever floats your boat?' 2009 / 8 years old 60.4%

SMWS 12.18 'Whatever floats your boat?' 2009 / 8 years old 60.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 60.4%

Volume: 700ml

$129.80

SMWS Tasting notes: A sweet fruity aroma of ripe apples or grapes was soon followed by a warm apricot-cranberry sauce, as well as quince and rosewater jelly. Lively, sparkly and fizzy neat with plenty of freshly grated ginger spice, balanced by the sweetness of a Belgium dark chocolate almond praline. When we added a little water, the scent was ...


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SMWS 29.257 'Out of left field' 1996 / 21 years old 45.8%

SMWS 29.257 'Out of left field' 1996 / 21 years old 45.8%

Region: Islay

Strength: 45.8%

Volume: 700ml

$454.00

SMWS Tasting notes: This one is really out of left field - unexpected and unusual - but we all gave it thumbs up - the nose has fruity perfumes riding a tame wave of clean smoke - tar on a raspberry bush, fruity hookahs, salted blackcurrant, crab claws with grapefruit, waxed lemons and melissa - oh, and hospital corridors. The palate is a sharp,...


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SMWS 46.70 'Rustic farmhouse kitchen' 1996 / 17 years old 56.2%

SMWS 46.70 'Rustic farmhouse kitchen' 1996 / 17 years old 56.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 56.2%

Volume: 700ml

$168.00

SMWS Tasting notes: A variety of sauces came to mind nosing neat, cranberry with port & star anise, fresh yogurt mint and even a gravy using the juices from roast meat. Rich, sweet and substantial like rosemary braised red cabbage with smoked herb sausages which were accompanied by root mash and wine braised shallots. With water we collected...


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SMWS 93.104 'Sweet, smoked Spanish paprika powder' 2009 / 8 years old 58%

SMWS 93.104 'Sweet, smoked Spanish paprika powder' 2009 / 8 years old 58%

Region: Campbeltown

Strength: 58%

Volume: 700ml

$139.80

SMWS Tasting notes: We imagined sitting at a freshly polished wooden table, a lit scented (pine and lemongrass) beeswax candle as the centre piece and preparing grilled scallops in a white wine sauce. To taste a slightly burnt bagel spread with a caramelised pineapple cream cheese seasoned with a pinch of Pimenton Dulce (sweet smoked Spanish pap...


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SMWS 93.102 'Papaya the sailor man' 2007 / 10 years old 57.8%

SMWS 93.102 'Papaya the sailor man' 2007 / 10 years old 57.8%

Region: Campbeltown

Strength: 57.8%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

SMWS Tasting notes: Aromas began with a sweet intensity that combined peated banoffee pie with sugar-coated fennel seeds. A distinct nuttiness transpired that formed into coconut husk on a beach, surrounded by rock pools and dried seaweed. The fruitiness of plums and peaches came rolled in coal dust but introduced a softer floral character like ...


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SMWS 77.48 'Bountiful biscuit bisque' 2007 / 10 years old 58.7%

SMWS 77.48 'Bountiful biscuit bisque' 2007 / 10 years old 58.7%

Region: Highland

Strength: 58.7%

Volume: 700ml

$122.00

SMWS Tasting notes: A highly perfumed aroma greeted the panel at first. Like walking into a florists with added notes of warm A4 printer paper, raspberry jam sponge fragrant body wash and mentholic herbs. Touches of wax, fresh thyme, stem ginger and a satisfyingly spicy bite. A dollop of water revealed oatmeal and a scent of damp earth and assor...


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SMWS 53.275 'Gauze and effect' 2007 / 10 years old 59.9%

SMWS 53.275 'Gauze and effect' 2007 / 10 years old 59.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 59.9%

Volume: 700ml

$165.40

SMWS Tasting notes: We have pulled into a petrol station forecourt by the sea. Peated minerals, chalk, Febreeze and lemon scented fabric softener fill the air. Then comes lobster pots, freshly creosoted fence posts, a stick of dynamite and a freshly washed hospital corridor. With water there is a spritz of fresh lemon juice, spray paint, old Mar...


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