Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Embraced by peat
Stated Age
04 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
57.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 mar 2019 3:15 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Nantou 2014 SMWS 138.2

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.30 points.

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Direct comparison between 138.1 and 138.2 (both peated / 4 years old).
    While the 138.1 goes more towards Caol Ila, it reminds me of a young Lagavulin. However, the 138.2 sometimes reminds me of vegetables, which means that it is rated worse than the 138.1

    Edit: Retasting on 08/07/2020, gave a few more points this time. Because the whisky was less bitter and sour.
    • Nose
      Rhubarb, tart, light vegetable note, lemon peel, light peat, bacon burning leaves, old white wine
    • Taste
      Short alcoholic sweetness, then tart and oily again, lemon, rhubarb compote without sugar, mineral, smoky, manzanilla, heather and burnt honey. Significantly drier than the 138.1.
    • Finish
      Getting dry, ash, slight bitterness remains

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Notes from the SMWS website: https://www.smws.com/embraced-by-peat

    Issue price (March 2019): £85.00

    "There is peat up front but it is soft and subtle with underlying notes of brown butter, roasted nuts, heather ale and fragrant herbal essences. With water there is a big note of lemons grilling on a BBQ, violets, swimming pools and lapsang souchong "The palate possesses an immediate, big drying smokiness. Lots of aniseed, smoked monkey nuts, rapeseed oil and bashed fennel seeds. Dilution makes it creamier and more syrupy in texture. A big, generous sweetness with notes of white marshmallow, juicy fruit chewing." gum, orange oils and dried mango slices."

    My own impression:

    Really versatile whisky. It lies fat in the glass and delivers really nice, heavy smoke aromas. Packed in a flowery fruitiness, it's really a lot of fun. Everything is really there and inside...mmn!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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