Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada October 2017 Outturn – Scotch Whisky News

SMWS Oct17

October Outturn is bursting with fruity feel-good flavours with 7 fresh single cask whiskies to taste and explore!

CASK NO. 5.53  EXOTIC FRUITS AND EASTERN SPICE

16 years old; 2nd fill Sauternes hogshead; 60.1%; Sweet, fruity & mellow

The nose has perfumed tropical fruits and polished wood, Peshwari naan, cigarette packets and Spanish bodegas. The palate combines exotic fruits with equally exotic Eastern spices, toffee donut sweetness and wood tannins – which makes it full of pleasant intrigue. Previously matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead.

CASK NO. 9.118  EXPANSIVE AND VOLUMINOUS

19 years old; refill hogshead; 56%; Spicy & sweet

Dried rose buds, custard creams, syrup sponge cake, dried apple rings and bananas through to toasted pine nuts, dark chocolate and Pedro Ximenez sherry. The palate boasted ginger, liquorice root, orange liqueur and black forest gateau with spiced marmalade, chewy toffee and strawberry smoothie.

CASK NO. 7.163  THE INDIAN SPICE TRAIN

12 years old; 1st fill barrel; 60.7%; Spicy & sweet

Hot and spicy bloody marys, pickled ginger, lime and blood orange. Then blueberry muffin, nuts and pancake with lemon, chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

CASK NO. 44.78  PEEK-A-BOO

14 years old; virgin oak hogshead; heavy toast/medium char; 57.6%; Spicy & dry

Fruit notes of apple, pear and sultana loaf with peanuts and custard powder concealing an explosive palate of liquorice, raisons and burnt custard tart with coffee cake, maple syrup, parsnips and soot sweetly finishing with old leather and tobacco. Previously matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead.

CASK NO. 36.122  A DARK JUNGLE OF FLAVOUR

9 years old; 1st fill Oloroso butt; 58.1%; Deep, rich & dried fruits

Sweet meats, ham, charred oak and honey on grainy toast. Chewy with bacon, tangerine, syrup and bran flakes. Then charcoal pencils, sherry and chocolate.

CASK NO. 93.72  BBQ OUTSIDE A SWEETIE FACTORY

9 years old; 1st fill barrel; 58.3%; Oily & coastal

You are standing in a candy factory – outside, there’s a barbecue roasting mackerel and chestnuts – also runny honey and burning heather. The palate conjures a wood fire on a beach – with salt and chili prawns, lobster and herb sausages on the menu.

CASK NO. 29.210  A CHIMNEY SWEEP’S LUNCH BOX

18 years old; refill hogshead; 55.3%; Peated

Dusty burnt ash, scorched wood and black soot with its tar-laden aroma. Then old leather, smoked salmon on toasted rye bread, oat cakes with cinnamon honey, an olive and feta salad with a herbal dressing and crumbled smoked haddock with a eucalyptus and menthol finish.

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