Whisky Review and Tasting Notes: SMWS 29.151 Polished Violines and Vintage Cars (Laphroaig) 24 year old 50.8%

It’s been a while since I reviewed a whisky from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, so why not do that and review a dram of my favorite distillery?

There’s not much to add here, only that I’m a bit sorry I didn’t grab a bottle of it back then.

SMWS 29.151 Polished Violines and Vintage Cars (Laphroaig) 24 year old (50.8%, 311 bottles)

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Photo credit to: whiskybarrel.com

Nose: Yup, It’s a Laphroaig, that familiar and homely peat/iodine smell is up there. But it’s accompanied with a leathery note. In the background, barbecued meat and sweet glazing with sherry notes: sweetness, raisins and some even flowery edge.

Palate: Peat, ash, barbecued meat in honey glazing, oak, leather and cloves. And it’s all rounded and smooth. Nom!

Finish: Kinda short, traces of cigar ash, barbecued meat and oak.

Thoughts: The finish is all that stands between this dram and it being an amazing Laphroaig. But still a very cracking and good sherried Laphroaig. I need more of those!

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2 thoughts on “Whisky Review and Tasting Notes: SMWS 29.151 Polished Violines and Vintage Cars (Laphroaig) 24 year old 50.8%

  1. manndl

    i recently had 29.157 Heidi’s Holiday to Islay
    if u still can get it buy it!
    that´s the kind of bottle that´s right down your alley.
    sherry peat wonderland!

    Reply

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