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Friday, 19 October 2012

SMWS - 53.72 1993

I've reviewed a few Caol Ilas here before, but this is the first one from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, I'm reviewing here on The Malt Desk...

The SMWS recently opened a branch in Denmark, which I think all SMWS fans are very happy with. I'll be reviewing a good bunch of bottlings from the SMWS early in the new year, which I'm looking very much forward to...

I'll get right down to this 53.72... which is Distillery No. 53 (Caol Ila) and bottling No. 72

53.72 (Caol Ila) xx.08.1993/xx.10.2003 10yo 61%, 311 bottles from an ex-bourbon hoggie, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

White wine in colour

Nose:
Sweet peat, salt, oily, ash, scorched fire logs, hints of something feinty, soap even?

Taste:
Citrus, a bit mashy, young peat, salt, toy locomotive oil, water brings out more smoke, not peat, cold meats saltiness and oak spice.

This is young raw brute Islay force - a real winter warmer for sure, but you'll have to like your Islay whisky young to appreciate this one to its fullest extend.

85/100!

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