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SMWS 53.254 – French Flair

Profile: Lightly Peated
Region: Islay
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Age: 11 Years
Date: 18 July 2006
Outturn: 270 Bottles
Size: 750ml
Abv: 57.1%


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SMWS Panel Notes

The aroma had an immediate calming effect for all of us, like marjoram essential oil – slightly warming, citric, herbaceous and woody with sweet scented pine needles. On the palate neat it’s like a ‘croque monsieur’ – boiled ham in brown grilled bread topped with grated cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper and baked in an oven.

With a little dilution we get lightly peat-smoked marshmallows as well as sweet lavender and rose water on the nose, whilst the taste is now very delicate, smooth and creamy like lightly oak-smoked goat’s cheese or a bacon, brie and red onion baguette.


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