SMWSA Cask No. 16.32
Highlands, Eastern Highlands
Distilled March 2001
US Allocation: 120 bottles
Holiday 2012 Outturn Release
What the SMWSA Says:
The nose was certainly savory (salty bacon, roast parsnips, beef in red wine reduction) but also sweet (butter croissants, marmalade, toffee) with hints of coke embers, engine rooms, tobacco, struck match, floral notes and ‘old wardrobes’. The palate was rich and substantial, oozing unctuous sweetness, but with balancing spiciness – maple syrup, treacle and Jamaican Christmas cake. The reduced nose offered zesty citric peel, candied fruits, salty toffee, leather armchairs and coffee. The reduced palate was an amazing dessert, combining lemon meringue pie, sticky toffee pudding and icing sugar-dusted biscotti dipped in espresso. The distillery houses the Famous Grouse Experience.
Drinking tip: A kitchen table dram – perfect reward for all that cooking and baking.
What Richard Says:
Nose: Buttered breakfast breads. Slightly smoky and acidic. Water makes it more savory with notes of cured meats.
Palate: Hello baby! Syrupy, rich, sweet, and mouth coating. Ooooh, no water please. It kills the palate.
Finish: Old leather, tobacco, and coffee. It’s like a middle eastern coffee/tobacco lounge.
Comments: This a lovely rich and spicy lady right out of the bottle. Sofia Vergara in a bottle. I would recommend as little water as possible.
Rating: Stands Out
Review sample provided courtesy of the SMWSA and is available to society members through their website or 800.990.1991.