SMWS Glen Grant 9.78

SMWS Glen Grant 9.78

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Mashtun notes:

The nose on this dram gave us white chocolate, vanilla, pepper, and heather. The palate had an initial ‘light’ burn. On the palate it gave us creamy white chocolate, fruit loaf, vanilla, and spices. The finish is long and holds the palate flavours quite well. It has a fantastic …

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SMWS 3.193 Bowmore 14yr

SMWS 3.193 Bowmore 14yr

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Mashtun notes:

The nose on this dram gave us smoke, salt, and all the smells of the seaside! The taste was very dense and earthy, with burnt timber, smoke, and salt, all shining through.  The finish was long, smoky, earthy, and even had a hint of burnt sugar. The colour was …

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SMWS 28 year Aultmore 73.42

SMWS 28 year Aultmore 73.42

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Mashtun:

On the nose we got floral notes with sweet honey, caramel, vanilla, spiced rum, and hints of sherried grain. Tasting this dram gave us quite a rush of flavours. There was burnt sugar, toffee, cherries, chocolate, and timber or sawdust. The finish is medium to long with marzipan, warm …

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SMWS 16 year Caol ila

SMWS 16 year Caol ila

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Mashtun

On the nose we got “lite” smoke, almonds, marzipan, heather, and smoked barley. On the palate it was slightly sharp, then smoky sweet with hints of barley and orange peel. The finish was sweet with a subtle smokiness and hints of citrus fruits. Like the 12 year old standard
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SMWS 11yr Glenrothes

SMWS 11yr Glenrothes – 30.74  Sweet, Fruity, and Rich

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Mashtun notes:

It’s always a pleasure to review a SMWS bottling and this one was no exception. On the nose we got bounty bars, macaroons, meths, cakeshops, and mint leaves steaming on hot potatoes. The palate had fudge, vanilla, malt, caramel, and coconut. The finish

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SMWS 20yr Laphroaig

SMWS 20yr Laphroaig – 29.122 Cool as a mountain stream

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Mashtun

The nose on this dram gave us sweet sherry, smoke, boxes of fireworks, sulphur, and treacle. The palate was very earthy with sulphur, matches, polish, iodine, and as one member put it “the skipper’s nautical shoes”. The finish was long, smoky, and malty –
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