SMWSA Cask 5.35

SMWSA Cask No. 5.35
Lowlands, Western Lowlands
54.7% ABV
Distilled June 1999
US Allocation: Unknown
October 2012 Outturn Release

What the SMWSA Says:
Initial nose is fresh and light, elderflower cordial, green apples and lemon puffs. Deeper and sweet notes develop quickly, giving homely and warm feeling, like baking bread or jam doughnuts. Quite hot and lively to taste, strawberries with black pepper, turning fruity and fizzy like strawberry Creamola foam, also creamy similar to a raspberry milk shake or Macchiato coffee. That creaminess carries on when adding water and aromas of apple toffee, rice pudding, butter icing, strawberry jam and doughy bread emerge. The taste is that of dark hot chocolate, brown sugar, cinnamon and blackberry am. And to finish, from this distillery known for distilling three times, cold peppermint tea and fresh slightly soapy laundry.

Drinking tip: Whilst baking bread and doing the laundry

What Richard Says:
Nose: Green apples, limoncello, apricots, blood oranges, a little licorice, and demerara rum.
Palate:Much more mellow than the nose would lead you to believe. Lightly fruity with hints of cinnamon.
Finish: Warming and spicy at the edge of the tongue. This one wears its proof on its sleeve right out the cask. There is a chalky rubbery aftertaste this probably my least favorite part of the dram. Water mellows the finish but still leaves that weird aftertaste.
Comments: On olfactory dram for sure. The nose is magnificent. The palate is nice but unremarkable. This finish is…meh. Not my favorite Auchentoshen for sure.
Rating: Average

Review sample provided courtesy of the SMWSA and is available to society members through their website or 800.990.1991.

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