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)
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!