Distillery: Ask and we shall tell
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Cask: Re-fill ex-bourbon hogshead
Age: 21 Years Old
Strength: 54.4% Vol.
Nose: Slightly acidic, paint-thinner like initial burst, followed by big vanilla and caramel notes. With barley sugar by the bucket load.
Taste: There’s a slight saltiness & spice that attacks the front of the tongue. This is replaced by an incredible fruity sweetness, with strong vanilla notes, that you’d expect from a re-fill bourbon cask. After a taste it’s almost like waxy coating to the mouth that just enhances the flavour.
Finish: Everything and more that you’d expect from a 21 year old, ex-bourbon cask Speyside whisky. Highland toffee and fudge with summer fruits exploding on the tongue. An incredible sweetness, but in an incredible way.
My year in whisky 2014 can be broken down to 4 bottle, all from SMWS:
Katherine Hepburn in a Vintage Jaguar
Slippery Shape Shifter
Glamping in a Yurt
Killer Bee Surf Wax
Four incredible whiskies and very difficult to single one out as the most favoured. Up until November it had been Glamping in a Yurt and then I tasted, by chance Killer Bee Surf Wax and instantly bought a bottle. Just a superb whisky and one that I’m not looking to finishing as there’s no-more left to buy.
It’s alright, I think the Balblair 97 is a better dram though.
Rating: 2 Bottles
Tasted on 27/02/15 by The Management