With International Women’s Day being celebrated this month, the SMWS March Outturn provides a great opportunity to raise a dram to the inspirational women in your life, and those who’ve shaped the whisky industry!
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CASK No. 66.113 – TEUCHTER MEDICINE
Description: The panel found this to be an unusually potent example of this distillery. With a nose that suggested heather burning in hospital corridors, marmite, hessian, ointment, pineapples and bracken in the rain. Water seemed to evoke farmyards, frying pancetta and mineral qualities with an undercurrent of chocolate gateaux and lemon thyme. To taste this was a big dram! Richly coastal and oily – like the texture of sheep wool – with notes of citrus, wet earth, smouldering bonfires and tar liqueur. Reduced it revealed aspects of gentian root, smoked grains, edible flowers, herbaceous qualities and the lick of a perfumed neck.
CASK No. 68.13 – TIPPLE OF THE TRUFFLE HUNTER
Description: Aromas of autumn filled the air as soft berry fruits mingled with damp leaves on a forest floor. The alluring whiff of baked apples and pears moved towards a boozy trifle laden with thick cream before toffee apples dipped in dark chocolate. A hint of oloroso sherry introduced the complex character of oxidised fruit with strong nutty notes as walnuts and hazelnuts combined with truffles and wild mushrooms. The palate was chewy and dense with a spicy kick when neat.
CASK No. 48.98 – BUBBLEGUM CHURCH CANDLE
Description: A dram that both intrigued and delighted the panel. We found the unreduced nose fresh and floral with cake mix, cookie dough and subtle wood smoke. Time revealed muscular notes of lamp oil, minerals, oats and furniture wax. A curious ‘pop’ of bubble gum also sprung us by surprise. Water brought gooseberry, elderflower and muddled mint along with gorse, wet leaves and gentle waxiness. The palate was oily with more bubblegum, a firm spiciness, cinnamon swirls and Tunnock’s tea cakes. There were suggestions of pear flesh, river reeds and tea tree oil. Reduction revealed waxed lemons, iced gems, herbs, lanolin and camphor-soaked vanilla pods.
CASK No. 46.58 – LIVING THE HIGH LIFE
Description: We imagined sitting in a Chesterfield chair in the morning room overlooking a manicured garden with the warm glow from the rising sun pouring in through the large bay windows. On the side table lay the freshly ironed newspaper and we enjoyed a slice of lime and blackcurrant cheesecake, toast with strawberry rhubarb ginger jam as well as a cup of apple and elderflower green tea.