Overall rating
Blended Malt
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

€ 70,00

2 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

48 × in collection

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

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.38 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. 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..."


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