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Overall rating
83.33/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Beach bonfire embers
Vintage
05.09.2002
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
4.235
Number of bottles
288
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2017 1:23 pm by Fernet Branco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.78

0 × in wishlist

Level Username

Member rates

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior Fernet Branco
87
Expert Senior mema82
85
Expert Senior ducksingel
83
Member Senior Dominik
82
Expert Senior mad69
81

8 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Member Senior angus67
1
  • closed
Member Senior Dominik
1
  • empty
Expert Junior hansemalt
2
  • open
  • closed
Member Junior Jamsey
2
  • closed
  • closed
Newbie ThatWhiskyGuy
1
  • closed
Specialist urs
1
  • closed

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

3 Notes

Dominik
Member Senior Dominik Tasting note
09 Dec 2017 9:44 pm
Dominik gave this whisky 82 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Lemon slices with a very light touch of smoke. Above that lingers a floral note with vanilla and a salty breeze you might associate with an autumn walk on the beach.

Taste

Salty liquorice with soft smoke. Thin mouth feel. Water improves the balance by introducing green tea, but the peat remains subdued.

Finish

Getting dry quickly. You get more peat now, but it's still only "lightly peated" as suggested by the categorization over at SMWS.

Comments

Solid whisky that does nothing wrong but doesn't really stand out either. Don't overthink it, enjoy it at the beach.

Fernet Branco
Expert Senior Fernet Branco Review note
03 Nov 2017 11:22 am
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
83
Fernet Branco
Expert Senior Fernet Branco Note
27 Oct 2017 1:50 pm
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 87 points

Notes von der Website: https://www.smws.com/beach-bonfire-embers

Ausgabepreis Oktober 2017: 70 GBP


Some tendrils of nutty smoke drifted by and the incoming tide washed out our beach bonfire, but not before we enjoyed the salted prawns, followed by lemon ice-lollies and vanilla ice-cream. The palate, hot and lively initially, suggested rock-salt, heathery smoke and liquorice. Adding water brought intimations of sea breezes, dying embers and busy harbours to the nose, with additional notes of toasted coconut, cut grass and flowers appearing. The palate now developed heather and lavender syrup, green tea and peat smoke – an interesting mix of sweet and juicy in the mouth, but becoming dry and smoky as it evaporated.

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