SMWS 29.236 'A smoky concoction' 1998 18 years old 57.7%

SMWS 29.236 'A smoky concoction' 1998 18 years old 57.7%
Product Description

Region: Islay

Strength: 57.7%

Volume: 700ml

SMWS Tasting notes: A smoky coastal aroma at first with sea air, sea water and sea shells was soon followed by fruity notes of pears and apples rounded of by tarragon infused vinegar. On the palate neat a lot bigger than on the nose starting with smoky, peaty, earthy flavours followed by liquorice, then a hint of salt and vinegar crisps as well as oysters sprinkled with fresh lemon. Water initially released diesel fumes and a whiff of WD-40 before fresh ginger mint tea and salmon ceviche with fennel salad emerged. To taste now a lot sweeter, chocolate fondant with smoked dark cherries and a refreshing lemon mint cake in the finish.

Cask: Refill bourbon hogshead
Outturn: 242 bottles

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$293.50

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