SMWSA Cask 129.1

SMWSA Cask No. 129.1
Islay
60.2% ABV
Distilled June 2006
$85
US Allocation: 114 bottles
Holiday 2012 Outturn Release

What the SMWSA Says:
Your speed boat rockets out of Leith; you’re heading for 60 knots; the city disappears behind; the clouds part. The noise of traffic dies down; the hubbub and stress are left behind; your mind floats to aromas of barley fields and eucalyptus in rainforests; the only sound is the ticking of the engine; the dominant flavours are the Arbroath smoky, butter beans and tzatziki on the sandwiches you packed. Think of incense, forget the rate race, cut the engine…and enjoy the finish of smoky, peachy yoghurt of loveliness as you float into open water.

Drinking tip: Day or night; come rain or shine; wit friends or alone.

What Richard Says:
Nose: Camp fires, roasted meats, and a peat heavy on heather and decayed floral matter. Adding water reminds me of applying burn ointment next to the smoking coals of a campfire.
Palate: Salty and medicinal. Water doesn’t do much to help.
Finish: Hot, chewy, and over brined out of the bottle. The finish leaves you with Chloraseptic throat spray. Ugh.
Comments: The nose on this is amazing. If they made an aftershave like this I’d pair it with Italian Proraso shaving cream for every shave. Unfortunately the palate and finish are medicinal in an unpleasant way.
Rating: Probably Pass

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

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