SMWS 99.13 / 1980 / 31 Year Old
70cl / 43.8%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The 13th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from Glenugie. The distillery closed in 1983 and in fact no official bottlings were ever released, making it very rare and much sought after. The title of this one is "Exotic scenes in a Bedouin tent" and just 98 bottles came out of the ex-bourbon hogshead after 31 years of maturation.
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More Details:CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerScotch Malt Whisky SocietyBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesSMWSAge31 Year OldVintage1980Cask TypeBourbonNo of Bottles98
The intriguing nose offered so much – we found beeswax, honey, brown sugar, leather, polish, tobacco and tequila – but couldn’t resist the powerful image of platters of exotic fruits served by belly-dancers in a Bedouin prince’s tent! The unreduced palate was multi-dimensional, exotic and charming, with juicy, perfumed pineapple, salt, ash, honey and tobacco. The reduced nose was even fruitier – pineapple, banana, peach and sherbet straws with a Tuscan farmyard in July providing later depth. The reduced palate (needing only a drop!) still had tropical papaya and mango but a drier, woodier mouth-feel. This Peterhead distillery has sadly now completely disappeared.
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