Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
All in the game
Stated Age
04 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 mar 2019 2:04 pm by Malten
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

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13 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Nantou 2014 SMWS 138.1

2 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.88 points.

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Direct comparison between 138.1 and 138.2

    He has clear tendencies towards a young Coal Ila, even if he is still missing something.
    Interesting whisky, but why should I drink something like a young Caol ila when the market is full of actual Caol Ilas, which are also cheaper?
    • Nose
      In the nose, the 138.1 looks much more complex. Mineral smoky, lemon, fried seafood, sour white wine. Goes towards an 8 year old Caol Ila.
    • Taste
      First oily in the mouth with medicinal peat then Riesling. Very mineral, the mouth delivers what the nose promises. Warming, the seafood from the nose fell into the fire shortly before dinner.
      Overall, a razor-sharp profile of an Islay whisky.
    • Finish
      Mineral, salty, longer and significantly less bitter than the 138.2

  2. Tauti scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:
    Price: 85£

    The nose opens with seaweed, kelp-strewn seashores and beach sand before moving into carbolic territory with iodine, saline antiseptics and smoked peanuts. Hints of paprika and lemongrass follow on. With water it becomes more tertiary and earthy. Hints of old furniture, cracked leather chairs, sports car upholstery, disinfected bandages and engine oil. In the mouth it is a big, rolling tide of oil, sweetness, wood ashes and umami. A disarming apparent maturity. A little dilution further enhances the sweetness and adds freeze-dried strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb and custard boiled sweets. A flutter of embrocations in the finish.

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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