Highland Park / Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SMWS 4.182 - Slippery Shape Shifter Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 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.

Now this is fantastic, the nose and palate are so different but this hands down got my vote as dram of the night, so much so that Steven and I bought a bottle between us, and one of the other attendees also bought a bottle.

This distillery don't normally use ex-bourbon casks so this is a bit of an odd-ball that way but it is just such a fresh and fruity dram on the palate that i couldn't not have some more, grab yours at the SMWS online shop now.

Tasting Notes & Details


A really interesting nose on this, hints of wet cardboard and malt loaf mix with fresh oaty porridge, with a lump of jam in it, notes of dried breakfast cereals with edges of black pepper and light fresh fruit


so so different to the nose, this is fruity, fresh fruit with honeydew melon and watermelon, sherried dried fruits and a gentle waft of maltiness


sweet and fruity, and really yummy

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 4.182 - Slippery Shape Shifter
Age: 13
ABV: 57.10
Distiller: Highland Park
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands
Posted: 10/01/2014 by Tom

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