Bottle-Share VI was planned to consist of The Whisky Agency whiskies, and the list was expected to show up during the second half of February. Unfortunately that didn’t happen so I decided to go ahead and change things around a little bit and put in a SMWS Bottle-Share. The Whisky Agency list will probably show up tomorrow, with my luck.
Late in 2010 I also did a Bottle-Share of SMWS bottlings. The styles of the whiskies varied wildly, as did the results, but because of that I remember that one as being one of my favourites. Well, that may not be entirely true since I only think of the Bladnoch one as being NOT one of my favourites. Let me put it this way: I like the SMWS.
Unfortunately for you who only read this now and didn’t see my Facebook/Twitter/Email messages, there are no spots available anymore, but there’s bound to be another one shortly.
- 76.83: Cocktails after rugby, Speyside, First Fill Sherry Butt, 15 years old, 57.1%
- 35.51: Every Flavour Beans, Speyside, First Fill Barrel, 33 years old, 53.6%
- 7.65: A Balm for the Soul, Speyside, Second Fill Sherry Butt, 21 years old, 55.2%
- 26.82: Soft Light at Sunset, Highlands, Refill Sherry Butt, 15 years old, 57.9%
- 93.50: Hot Embers at the Gates of Hell, Campbeltown, Refill Hogshead, 20 years old, 58.6%
- 33.109: Delightful intensity of sherry and smoke, Islay, Refill Sherry Butt, 11 years old, 55.6%
- 29.102: Cowboy’s Campfire Dram, Islay, 13 years old, 64.1%
- 23.71: A Cheese Board in Surgey, Islay, 9 years old, 65.9%
- 5.29: Freesias crushed by an escaping car, Lowlands, Second Fill Hogshead, 11 years old, 60.6%
- R5.1: Mint Humbugs, Refill Hogshead, RUM!, 9 years old, 81.3%
For some reason I am very curious to that rum, especially since the only booze I know at such a strength only exists to get hammered very fast with cola. This one should have some actual flavour to it.
I think the set is well divided between regions and styles and the names are interesting enough to make me very curious. I’ve tried an old ’35’ before and really really loved it. The only reason I do not own that bottle is because my creditcard didn’t work when I was at the member’s place in Queenstreet, Edinburgh.