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SMWS 108.40 - MINI 100ml

SMWS 108.40 - MINI 100ml


This 100ml SMWS bottle was featured on Day 25 of our 2021 KWM Whisky Calendar


This was the December 25th entry in KWM's advent calendar this year! An 11 year old Speysider that comes in at 63.4% after maturing in a 2nd fill barrel.

Flavour profile:  Peated

Distilled on:  5 November 2009

Outturn:  101 bottles

100 ml
Region:Scotland > Speyside
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SMWS Tasting Panel's tasting note:  "Lovely measured sweet peat smoke was followed by marshmallows roasting on an open fire and, yes, a maple bacon latte using smoky bacon flavoured maple syrup! Plenty of peat on the palate, coal embers with a splash of antiseptic wound cleanser as well as burnt Scotch pancakes with strawberry compote and cinnamon.

After the addition of water, smoky saltwater toffees, smoked custard, and popcorn. The taste now well balanced sweet, savoury and smoky; scrummy salted caramel flapjacks, pancakes with smoked salmon and crème fraiche and in the finish grilled mackerel on toast served with a zingy lemon and caper dressing." 

Evan’s Tasting Note

Nose: BBQ smoke, petrichor, baked potato, coffee grounds, blackberry jam, honey roasted almonds, cooking oil heating on a cast iron pan, fudge, and dark chocolate.

Palate: Honey roasted almonds again, graham crackers, smoked maple ham, burnt marshmallows, poached pears, bananas foster, and a cup of espresso.

Finish: Smoky, nutty and roasted and warming all the way down.

Comment: This is warming, but it is pretty darn drinkable at cask strength. It takes to water nicely if you want to dilute it with a few drops and cut the alcohol level a tad.

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a club unlike any other. Since we were formed in 1983, we've believed in doing things differently. We seek out whisky in its purest form, we prize flavour above everything else, and we're united and constant in our passion - to share the world's best whiskies, to bring them to life, and to make you proud to belong to the world's most colourful whisky club.

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"The people who said it couldn't be done were so dull" - Pip Hills, Society Founder

Our Society grew out of a few individuals' irrepressible spirit of discovery and adventure, which still drives us today. Inspired by the unique character of a cask of single malt whisky, purchased over 30 years ago from a Speyside distillery, this pioneering group of friends founded the Society in 1983 to buy more casks and share their discovery with like-minded adventurers.

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Each of our whiskies must pass the uncompromising noses of our expert Tasting Panel – a secretive group of independent whisky connoisseurs from all walks of life – before being deemed worthy of an iconic Society green bottle. The exploration of flavour and sharing our discoveries is what we're all about. Our members enjoy exclusive access to our hand-picked whiskies from over 140 distilleries in Scotland and beyond. We bottle them at cask strength and offer a constant variety. How you drink them is entirely up to you.

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