SMWS 53.5
1978 14 Year Old

70cl / 64.8%
  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 53.5 / 1978 / 14 Year Old
£399 £332.50 ex VAT
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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.

Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Series
SMWS
Age
14 Year Old
Vintage
1978
Bottling Date
March 1992
No of Bottles
53
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay

SMWS 53.5 Reviews

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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