Sampling The SMWS December Outturn
– Just In Time To Welcome Rudolph!
– Ho! Ho! Ho!
The 77.60 is a Highland dram with 264 bottles being released – but remember – SMWS bottlings don’t hang around for long!
So, what did I think?
Tasting Notes – SMWS 77.60: “A Feather Bed In A Gentleman’s Study” (59.6%)
A Highland Dram (Glen Ord / Glenordie Distillery) 10 years old, distilled on 7th. April 2009. Matured in a Refill ex-bourbon hogshead.
First released: 6th. December 2019.
(70 BOTTLES IN STOCK AT PRESENT!)
Nose: Big white wood hit with citrus, particularly lemon. Scents of mint and some nice refreshing apple and tempting marzipan.
Palate: Dark chocolate, apple and vanilla caramel – lovely indeed!
Finish: Chilli spice with hints of black pepper. Tasty, rich dark chocolate with a hint of sweet orange.
Overall: The hot spice will certainly warm you up on a cold day! It’s pretty punchy but it goes down nicely with the sweet chocolate!
|Buy SMWS 77.60: “A Feather Bed In A Gentleman’s Study”
£52.00 to Members
About The SMWS
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a club unlike any other.
As well as being a place to connect with other like-minded whisky lovers, they are also internationally renowned for their mission: “to provide our members with an adventurous and fun journey of discovery of the world’s widest collection of single cask whiskies.”
Conceptualised in the late 70’s and established in 1983, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, now 35 years old, has branches and partners bars in 19 countries globally. The Society has a selection of over 500 casks every year, each cask yielding a few hundred or less whisky bottles which are unique to that cask.
Rather than name their Whiskies after the distillery, the Society has a coding system. The Society also creates fantastic tasting notes summaries for their Whiskies and other bottles. The whiskies are straight from the cask single malt, undiluted, without chill-filtration or colouring at cask strength.
More recently the Society has been named Independent Bottler of the Year in Whisky Magazine’s prestigious Independent Bottlers’ Challenge (IBC) competition.