Yoichi / Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SMWS 116.17 Pin Ball Wizard in Japanese Tea House Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThe second of two Japanese The Scotch Malt Whisky Society drams provided as samples from the very awesome Joe McGirr (@smwslondon) from the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's London venue. Both of us shared the two drams and the reviews are of our own favourites of the two, with myself preferring 116.17 Pin Ball Wizard in Japanese Tea House.

I loved the orchard fruits in this one along with the dusting of icing sugar and gentle oak, an absolute cracker of a dram.

Many thanks to Joe McGirr (@smwslondon) for sending us these fantastic Japanese drams from the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Tasting Notes & Details


A yummy sweet nose, this starts off with a sweet note of orchard fruits (apples and pears) and seville oranges rolled in icing sugar, there's a fresh pine note and gentle oak sap in here, with sweet fruits in here.


very sweet orchard fruits with more icing sugar and pine notes, lots of dried fruits and some gentle oak and wood spice and tannins


very drying lots of tea tannins and sweet fruits

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 116.17 Pin Ball Wizard in Japanese Tea House
Age: 25
ABV: 59.20
Distiller: Yoichi
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Japan, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 18/03/2014 by Tom

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