SMWS

Invergordon 18 yo 1993 SMWS G5.4

February 7, 2013
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The fresh oak cask gives this maize-based grain whisky a striking resemblance to bourbon. The delicious flavours are supported by strong wood spices – Rating: 87/100

Glen Grant 14 yo 1997 SMWS 9.66

February 7, 2013
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Especially with water, this malt is very complex, the mix of spicy, herbal and light floral notes is intriguing. – Rating: 86/100

Glenlivet 15 yo 1996 SMWS 2.81

February 4, 2013
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A very interesting mix of sherry and floral aromas, quite sharp on nose and palate. – Rating: 85/100

Invergordon 18 yo 1993/2011 SMWS G5.3

August 23, 2012

For a change the SMWS tag line is not bursting of creativity, but it is spot on. The palate feels like an amplified version of the nose, the quality is unusually high for a grain whisky of this medium age. – Rating: 90/100

Glencraig 1974/2008 SMWS 104.11

March 29, 2011

A great full-bodied malt with a floral hint that is just light enough not to be disturbing. The Lomond malt is a little unusual but very very tasty . – Rating: 88/100

Macallan SMWS 24.111

September 21, 2010

A quite unusual but very enjoyable Macallan most probably from a Fino sherry cask. The richness in aromatic spice flavours is well balanced with fresh citrus notes. – Rating: 85/100

Port Dundas 28 yo SMWS G6.1

September 2, 2010

This time the SMWS taste descriptor is spot on. This grain is light bodied and spicy with quite prominent floral notes – which are not really to my liking I have to admit. Not the best cask, it seems. – Rating: 76/100

Glen Moray 22 yo SMWS 35.29

August 29, 2010

A nice spicy and fruity dram which I find rather enjoyable. But that piece of tabloid level SMWS lyrics is just over the top. – Rating: 83/100