SMWS North British G1.13

SMWS North British G1.13

SMWS North British G1.13 Mashtun notes: We do like a 100% grain whisky from time to time, and were really looking forward to this North British offering from the SMWS. It turns out we were not to be disappointed! The nose has that ‘classic grain’ feel and we got vanilla, bourbon, red cola, sweetie bananas,...

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Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194

Glenfarclas 16 yr SMWS 1.194 Mashtun notes: Glenfarclas usually comes from a sherried cask so were very intrigued to try this first fill Bourbon cask whisky. Initially the familiar ‘Glenfarclas nose’ almost fools you into thinking it is from a sherry cask. It then develops into butterscotch vanilla, caramelised pears, pine needles, malted barley, and...

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Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227

Caol ila SMWS 18yr 53.227 Mashtun notes: We look forward to trying most offerings from the SMWS, especially their Caol ilas! This first fill bourbon cask Caol was no exception, and didn’t disappoint. The nose had peat smoke, sweet heather, forest fruits, burnt wood, and bourbon. The palate gave us charcoal, beach fires, heather, spices,...

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Caol ila SMWS 53.218

Caol ila SMWS 53.218

Caol ila SMWS 53.218 Mashtun notes: We find that the SMWS are one of the most consistent independent bottlers out there, so that combined with the fact we have a resident Caol ila expert on our panel meant we had high hopes for this. The first thing to mention is that it was almost 65%...

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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 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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