SMWS 2.84 - Katherine Hepburn in a Vintage Jaguar
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.
A Really rare and interesting one this, with an out-turn of only 77 bottles from a ex-sherry hogshead at the time of writing there is only ONE bottle of this left remaining to order from the SMWS online shop although you will still be able to get a couple from the Edinburgh venues and all 3 venues will have stock on the bar for a day or two
It certainly split our tasting as although we all really enjoyed it, it didn't come out as the favourite of the evening but was in the top 2 or 3 for everyone which showed it really was a quality dram even if not exactly to everyones taste.
The colour on this dram looked almost like Cola and the first thing i got when i stuck my nose in the glass was Cola, proper Coca-Cola but left to go flat, then theres lots of fruitiness, especially tropical fruits of pineapple and papaya with prune juice coming in also
The palate is sweet and fruity before going a bit more bitter, with prunes and bitter dark chocolate, before flashing back to sweet tropical fruits
sweet and bitter loveliness