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SMWS 5.53 Exotic Fruits and Eastern Spice Review

smws This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 5.53 Exotic fruits and Eastern spice a 16 year old dram matured for 14 years in ex bourbon then 2 years in ex sauternes

The combination of Distillery 5 and ex Sauternes is one i have fond memories of from SMWS 5.36 - Rubbing White Tiger Balm on Your Forehead, which was one of my favourite every SMWS bottlings.

This dram has sweet, light, floral lowland notes along with chocolate and fruit and it's just a delicious dram that i can see working a treat as an after dinner sipper.

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Tasting Notes & Details


Sweet juicy fresh and fruity, lots of Turkish delight and gentle chocolate galaxy bars, dragon fruit and amazing fresh vanilla notes cracking stuff, frys 5 centre chocolate bars


Vanilla white chocolate, edinburgh rock and frys 5 centre chocolate bars again then chocolate and honey ice cream, vanilla cream and juicy papaya


Huge peppery initially then masses of fruit

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 5.53 Exotic Fruits and Eastern Spice
Age: 16
ABV: 60.10
Distiller: Auchentoshan
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Lowland
Posted: 10/02/2017 by Tom

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