CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
BOTTLING SERIE: Curious and Intriguing.
AGE: 17 Year Old.
CASK TYPE: Refill Ex-Sherry Gorda.
CASK NUMBER: 71.41
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 720
ABV: 57.2% Vol.
A curious and intriguing nose – we found spiced toffee apples, roasted chestnuts, figs, fudge and old wood (cigarette boxes?); a mixture of treacle and Olbas Oil, some rich sherry and a matchbox. The neat taste had tongue-numbing menthol and eucalyptus and made us think of figs, sherry, burnt toffee, honey-roast parsnips and beetroot crisps; old tea chests and erasers. The reduced nose got dried flowers on a lavender polished table, old leather chests, hazelnuts and menthol cigarettes. The reduced palate had pleasant woodiness, some acceptable earthiness (roasted sweet potato, walnuts, hay) and candy floss sweetness (including chewing the stick).