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SMWS 10.179 – Flamingos Smoking Pipe Tobacco

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Profile: Heavily Peated
Region: Islay
Cask Type: 1st Fill Red Wine Barrique Finish
Age: 12 Years
Date: 1 December 2006
Outturn: 243 Bottles
Size: 750ml
Abv: 60.2%

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SMWS Membership

In order to purchase this bottle, you must be a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Any orders made by non-members will not be completed.

However, if you have never been a member before now is a perfect time. You can join the SMWS with our special introductory offer – buy any bottle over $180 and it includes your first year of membership. If you would like to join by purchasing this bottle simply place an order and also send an email to [email protected] stating your intent to join. You will then be sent the necessary paperwork, and once you are a member the order will be fully processed.

SMWS Panel Notes

A beautifully pink hue introduced aromas of salty sea air and sea shells as the sweet reek from burning peat wafted over barley. Fresh seaweed provided a mineralic edge that merged with sour cherries and morphed into cranberries on the palate, with a glass of port. Big and chewy chunks of charcoal rolled with tar and chimney soot before vanilla ice cream introduced wonderful textures.

Water on the smouldering ash unleashed more bellowing clouds of smoke but this time from sweetly scented pipe tobacco. Burning gorse and kelp combined with smoked ham as more medicinal notes of antiseptic cream and cough sweets united. Finally plum and gooseberry tarts brought a sweetness to the finish alongside liquorice and heat rub. After spending 10 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 1st fill red wine barrique for the remainder of its maturation.


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