Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland
“Cigar-smoking, perfumed nurse”.
It was distilled on 4 April 1995 and aged in ex-bourbon casks, for a rendering of 214 bottles.
If you do not know the SMWS you can continue reading. If you want to immediately go to the consumption of the criticism of this bottle, please skip the next two paragraphs.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society , or SMWS , is the largest whisky club in the world, with more XNUMX XNUMX members spread across XNUMX countries. With their roots in the UK, they are so extensive that they can afford to buy whisky casks and bottle them for sale exclusively to their members.
Always single casks, bottled cask strength without any mention of the distillery, their expressions are always highly praised and worshipped. Although the percentage of alcohol and the age of the whisky are indicated on the mysterious bottle, no mention of the distillery of origin is found there. The only clue to its origin is in the form of a cryptic code that cannot be deciphered until one has access to the appropriate legend.
As the American politician said so well William Shippen, sr (1712-1801) said so well:
Of course, money does not buy health, but you can at least offer you pretty nurses to bring it back.
Chardonnay of bourbon casks.
Fruity peat, citrus and vanilla, lemon, grass and damp earth. Dressings and ashes. Grabbing.
Peat, salt and lemon. Oak and hot spices. Citrus fruits continue the party with vanilla, smoke and salt return.
Curiously sweet for a peated at this degree of alcohol. The peat is a little less to make room for salt and lemon.
A dram in beauty, a Laphroaig that could even be described as epic. I will bring back Patrick order and put this traffic jam in the category " Rhapsody Because, for many reasons that we won't enumerate here, S&M is unfortunately a clumsy example of symphonic metal.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★