Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Oily & coastal
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Blended Batch 06
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2019 8:41 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 60.06

3 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2011 The Beach Comber SMWS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    How cool is that? So they poured in a fair amount of young Clynelish! For me the best SMWS blend so far! A huge surprise, especially after the Peat Faeries and the Old Fashioned.
    It should be clear to everyone that Glen Scotia is still there. In addition, maybe a little shot of Loch Lomond (Destillierie 112) I would not rule out.

    Price / performance is awesome. We recommend.
    • Nose
      Hahahaha CLYNELISH! Sweet, linseed oil, lemon candy, light peat, wet pebbles, jelly beans, grassy, currants, vanilla
    • Taste
      Paraffin, apple, butter with honey, salt, lemons, pebbles, freshly cut flowers, mango, gin?
    • Finish
      Sweet, coconut with wax and grass notes

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind sample.

    I can’t remember my guess, but it was well off. Maybe glenlossie 20yr single Barrel or something like that. Blind I thought it was a solid malt, quite naked and distillate forward, which is cool. Soft wax, stone fruits, ya nothing wrong with it.

    With the blindfold off it makes a lot of sense. Clynelish and Glen Scotia. Great combo. Another perfect blind sample because I have my SMWS biases which are mostly negative at this point, but hey. Credit where it is due. A solid young blend and you gotta respect the ingredients.

  3. Tauti scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    SMWS notes:

    "Looking to our flavour profiles for inspiration, we decided to experiment with malts that displayed classic coastal characteristics. Exploring our warehouse, we identified a selection of 1st fill bourbon barrels from both Campbeltown and Highland regions as our blending ingredients. After creating and assessing a number of different recipes, we settled on the 12th one, which sits at the lighter end of the flavour profile with just the slightest hint of peat behind a boatload of fruit and coastal evocations. The Panel favoured this for its balance and complexity. A blended malt of great intrigue, displaying remarkable texture and vibrancy. We give you The Beachcomber...

    A beautiful and evocative nose! Freshness, sunlight, seashore, medical balms, sandalwood, petrichor and wild herb gardens all jostle together for attention. Greenery, waxes, old papers, distant seaweed and complex, fragrant mineral aspects. Dilution offers up bog myrtle, heather flowers, juniper and lemon peel. Superbly fresh! The arrival in the mouth is tart. Raw gooseberry with delicate acidity, cut grass, gorse bush prickle and red apple. Some sea buckthorn, grapefruit pith, Citra hops and buttery cereals. Beguiling stuff! With water there's a kiss of vanilla, some sweet cereals and pink sea salt. Hints of salty liquorice, wild mint leaf, children's medicines, lime zest and brine diluted with extra virgin olive oil. The finish drifts endlessly out to sea. Drink this one with your eyes closed..."

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 17 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: light gold

    Wenxiang Nose: Very raw alcohol, can not hide the young. The traces of jam, dried ume plum, pantothenic yeast dough, expired blackcurrant sauce, figs, and sherry are obvious, but the proportion is not high. A banana with dark hair. Toast, green grass and a little earthy, crispy corners, there are raspberry cake and rafon shampoo.

    Taste Palate: Too young and too intense, alcohol brings a burning sensation on the tongue and throat, lemon zest, 100% black and sour bitterness, high sweetness, honey cake, beeswax, syrup, peach mousse and figs The milky scent drank the corner of Bushmills16.

    Finish: Finish, long, light and tasteless. It has a bitter bottom and does not disperse for a long time. The grapefruit skin, citrus, white flesh on the watermelon skin, wood, and sweetness.

    Body: Light, smooth, without tannins, with a bitter bottom

    Nose: 80/100

    Palate: 75/100

    Finish: 75/100

    Body: 80/100

    Overall: 70/100

    Overall: Smell incense and corruption, not fresh, with the stimulus without concealment after the entrance, SMWS circle money work, it is recommended to return to the barrel to repair. I will buy the SMWS sharing bottle in the future. . . . . .

  5. Canucks89 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Fragrance: fresh. Light sugar. Citrus. Almonds.
    Taste: a little chili. Citrus.
    Aftertaste: acid. Salt. Long. Hints of sugar.

  6. jmallios scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85


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