SMWS 26.119 'Dark and dangerously good' 1995 / 21 years old 56%

SMWS 26.119 'Dark and dangerously good' 1995 / 21 years old 56%
Product Description

Region: Highland

Strength: 56%

Volume: 700ml

SMWS Tasting notes: We gently became acquainted with the dram in hand as we savoured walnut oil, pistachio nuts, new leather and fruit and nut chocolate. After a waxy suggestion like scented candles things began to get dark and dangerous with figs, dates, treacle and black forest gateau that had an overly enthusiastic helping of black cherries and dark chocolate. Then turning spicy with cinnamon swirls and spiced orange before delicious rum and raison ice cream, salted caramel and melted butter to finish. After being matured for 20 years in an Oloroso butt it was transferred to a 1st Pedro Ximinez butt for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: 1st fill PX butt
Outturn: 475 bottles

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$216.00

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