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SMWS 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyAlways great to taste some old whisky and this The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment is only a couple of years younger than me. Tasted at the Ultimate 2014 highlights tasting.

I'm planning again to get to over 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society reviews again in 2015 and this is no5 of that.

Filled with that light menthol/mint note from older whiskies it comes through strong against the refill ex bourbon cask, theres some fruity, fig like notes that i would have expected more from ex sherry casks but the amount of time this has been in the cask has obviously helped with those notes and reduced much of the fresh vanilla from first fill ex bourbon. A cracking dram and a very popular one at the tasting.

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Tasting Notes & Details


Citrus peel and freshly squeezed lemon juice with sherbert, brown bread, and oaky wood notes, oranges and clementines with bitter grapefruit and hints of sweet figs, with a touch of menthol


sweet and malty, lots of toffee and hints of treacle scones, nougat, and ice cream wafers with fresh conference pears and sweet fruits


Sherbert, malt loaf and fig rolls

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 91.20 The Rumbling Thunder of Contentment
Age: 37
ABV: 46.90
Distiller: Dufftown
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 14/01/2015 by Tom

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