SMWS 53.5 / 1978 / 14 Year Old

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SMWS 53.5 / 1978 / 14 Year Old
70cl / 64.8%
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The 5th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 53 (Caol Ila). Distilled in January 1978, it was aged for 14 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in March 1992.
(£332.50 ex. VAT)
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CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerScotch Malt Whisky SocietyBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesSMWSAge14 Year OldVintage1978Bottling DateMarch 1992No of Bottles53
Tasting Notes:
Producer's Note
A key filling for both Johnnie Walker and Bell's, the distillery has a magnificent view over the Sound of Islay to the Paps of Jura. As would be expected of a fourteen-year old, it has a very pale straw colour and a phenolic pungency. Barbecued trout and smoked venison accompany strong Germolene and creosote notes. Water provokes a brief soapy interlude, then the meatiness returns; oxo cubes, beef and onion crisps, meaty broth. This brothiness is evident in the taste and mouthfeel of the whisky and put us in mind of the Japanese cooking technique, umami. The smoke and chunky, meaty mouthfeel make this a big whisky, excellent for its age
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