SMWS 9.79 - Quiet Time Dram
Last night was the January Out-turn Preview Tasting at the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street and I was lucky enough to head along with my good friends David and Steven to what was a cracker of a night.
This was an interesting one and Ryan even commented after that the name is appropriate as whilst we were nosing and tasting the room really did go all quiet.
Not the easiest of drams to deal with, very subtle, especially for a 22 year old, and for an ex-bourbon dram there were not a lot of the usual characteristics, it's certainly very drinkable but isn't hugely memorable, again plenty of stock at the SMWS online shop for this one.
This one takes a lot of sniffing to get anything from, it really is a subtle dram that needs time and patience, there is definite fruit in here though with fresh honeydew melon coming in for me along with malt loaf and with some water it becomes quite oaky
The taste is light and needs patience also with hints of spices intermixing with melon balls and some kiwi sourness with a hint of oak
fresh fruit and oak leaf sauce