Founded in 1983 by Philip ‘Pip’ Hills, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is a very private club of well-informed enthusiasts with more than 25,000 members in the world. Its historic home of The Vaults is located in a 12th century building in the port district of Leith, Edinburgh. The SMWS selects whiskies from distilleries in Scotland and the rest of the world, as well as other spirits such as rum and cognac. Always bottled cask by cask and at cask strength, these single casks are reserved exclusively for members of the society. This absolutely magnificent single malt from the small village of Port Askaig shows Islay in a more powerful, medicinal and animal light than usual.

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SKU: 62592 Categories: , , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62592


Tasting Notes

: Bright gold.

Nose : Lively, powerful. On the first nose, a rooty and gamey peat authoritatively takes up the heart of the aroma palette. Allowed to breathe, it becomes more empyreumatic (sleet), lemony, vanilla and spicy (black pepper). Fragrances of toast, eucalyptus, incense paper and essential oils (savory, tarragon, thyme) then fill the air.

Palate : Dense and elegant. On the attack, flavours of chocolatey and oily peat softly envelop the taste buds. Characterized by an invigorating acidity, the mid-palate is lemony. During this time, bourbon vanilla has taken the place of chocolate. The same peat gradually takes on stunningly beautiful herbaceous, mentholated, iodine (sea spray), salty and ashy garbs. The end of the palate is covered in a fine layer of green liquorice and grated ginger.

Finish : Long, invigorating. At the start of the finish, tangy flavours of citrus zest (lemon, grapefruit) refresh the taste buds with perfect timing. The resinous (pine), slightly tarry, heady (lily, iris) and vegetal (reed, rush) end of the finish boasts impressive length. On the retronasal olfaction, warm cigar ash falls onto freshly cut grass. The empty glass releases intense fragrances of fermenting malted barley.

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Weight 1.170 kg


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