SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

 SMWS 25 year Glen Grant 9.98

Mashtun notes:

The nose on this one gave us toffee, cream, sherry, treacle, raisins, new leather, and struck matches. The palate was sweet and fruity with hints of vanilla and rum and raisin. The finish was thick, creamy, and zesty with a tinge of alcohol in the back of …

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SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198

SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198

SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198

SMWS 18 year Caol ila 53.198

Mashtun notes:
We are always keen to try a new bottling from the SMWS as it’s one of the most consistent (for quality) independent bottlers out there. We have to say that this bottle is yet another cracker. The nose gave us a nice balance of peat and sherry …

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Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19

Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19

Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19

Old Pulteney 16yr SMWS 52.19

Mashtun notes:

On the nose you get vanilla, bourbon, citrus fruits, perfume, toasted almonds, and salty brine. The taste had citrus, malt, roasted almonds, spicy wood, a slight hint of Crème de Cassis and salt. It had a medium finish that was slightly salty with slight hints of dark chocolate, …

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Glen Moray 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Moray 12yr SMWS 35.108

Glen Grant 12yr SMWS 35.108

Mashtun notes:

Where do we start with this dram! The nose had a touch of Christmas about it with sherry, fruit cake, toffee, baked apples, and cream. The palate had spicy apple pie, cognac, oranges, dark chocolate, and cherries. It was unbelievably smooth for something just over 60% abv.  The …

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Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227 

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.227

Mashtun notes:

The nose on this dram has slightly medicinal peat notes. It also has a hint of homemade tablet and seaweed. The palate is also slightly medicinal but sherry covered fruitcake, smoke, and salt take the lead. This has a lovely fruity peaty finish that lingers beautifully before ending on …

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Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225 

Bowmore 16yr SMWS 3.225

Mashtun notes:

On the nose this almost had the feel of a Laphroaig PX! It had a little more depth though with sweet sherry and peat smoke combining with a seaside breeze to produce a fantastic fragrance. The taste didn’t disappoint either with sherry, sea-salt, dark fruits, and a subtle hint …

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Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.201

Caol Ila SMWS 18yr 53.201

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.201  

Caol Ila SMWS 18yr 53.201 

Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got gentle peat notes, malt, lavender, grass, and subtle hints of sherry. The palate was earthy, sweet, floral, savoury, and had a hint of the seaside along with its delicate peated notes. The finish was long, earthy, and sweet. It also had a gentle …

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Highland Park SMWS 16yr

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Highland Park SMWS 16yr 4.181

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Mashtun notes:

On the nose this was sweet, fruity, and spicy.  We also got oak, dark chocolate, and ripe bananas! The initial taste is sharp but this soon settles into sherry, burnt sugar black forest gateau, marzipan, and dark fruits.  The finish is robust and spicy with toffee, orange, caramelised …

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SMWS Glen Moray 17yr (Distillery 35)

SMWS Glen Moray 17yr (Distillery 35)

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Official notes

SMWS Distillery 35 (Glen Moray).

The SMWS don’t mention the distillery – or not in so many words. A number rather than a name denotes each distillery. This is because the curious nature of single cask, single malt whisky means the tastes are often not characteristic of …

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SMWS Kilchoman 129.3

SMWS Kilchoman 129.3

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Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got sweet smoke and antiseptic. The palate was sweet and gave us wood smoke, salt, and TCP. The finish was smoky and sweet and felt very pure. It had the colour of a chardonnay and a smooth oily texture. A little water mellows this dram and …

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