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SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyA very special The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram is 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma as it's the oldest dram ever bottled by them, at an astonishing 48 years old. 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 no6 of that.

This is meant to be an ex-bourbon cask but it's got the mahogany colour of ex sherry and a lot of the notes to go with it, but who knows what effect 48 years has had and this was distilled almost 20 years before the The Scotch Malt Whisky Society came into existence and i think we can all be honest and say there#s only so much history anyne can know about these.

Massive fruity notes, furniture polish and lots and lots of cherries in here, it's an astonishing dram, not my favourite of the night but certain one i'm very very happy to have tried.

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Tasting Notes & Details


A real hint of furniture polish comes first, with mahogany and mr sheen, then fig rolls, prune juice, golden raisins and dates, glace cherries and oak with hints of orange peel oil and menthol


Initially quite mentholly for me, then mint leaves, glace cherries and oak furniture, fig halves, and lots of sweet golden raisins


Menthol and Glace cherries

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma
Age: 48
ABV: 49.80
Distiller: Glenfarclas
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 14/01/2015 by Tom

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