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SMWS 44.149 – The Early Bird Gets The Worm

ABV: 62.1%   Bottle Size: 750ml

Single Malt Whisky

Flavour Profile: Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits
Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead With A 2nd Fill Oloroso Finish
Age: 14 Years Aged
Distillation Date: 23 October 2006
OutTurn: 1 Of 224 Bottles

Cask Strength: Yes
Chill Filtration: No
Added Colouring: No
Peat Smoked: No


4 in stock

Official SMWS Panel Tasting Notes:

The initial aroma suggested coconut macaroon, milk chocolate and game pie. A banana baked with Nutella, liquorice chews, toasted fennel seed and fruit scones topped with thick cream. A wonderful balance of distillate and sherry cask. Reduction brought brown breads and rich notes of foamy shilling ales, meat gravy, dried sultanas, banana chips and treacle pudding.

The mouth was typical of this great Speyside make; oily, fatty and robust. Many notes of herbal extracts, spiced fruit chutneys, orange wine, chocolate gingers and hints of natural tar. The natural weight of a worm tub distillate shines. With water we found it became richly bready and full of lovely notes of dried exotic fruits, game meats, eucalyptus, espresso and balsamic reduction. Previously matured in a bourbon hogshead for twelve years before transfer to a 2nd fill oloroso hogshead.


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