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Overall rating
85.58/100
votes
15
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Vintage
27.04.2011
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
Blended Batch 08
Number of bottles
1957
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Jan 2020 9:40 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65,02

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15 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2011 Battle Axe SMWS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes von der SMWS Website: https://www.smws.com/battle-axe

    Ausgabepreis Januar 2020: 47,00 GBP

    "This whisky is a celebration of our love for those heavily peated whiskies produced on the island of Islay. It is unapologetic in its intensity and spans across the earthy, floral, coastal and medicinal elements that can be found in this style. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! The blacksmith clinked and clanked industriously at the anvil, bending black metal to his will. Axes, spears and lucky horseshoes were forged in stifling temperatures in preparation for battle. We travelled from our settlement at the bay, beyond the tar pit to the battleground, where peat-bog goblins pelted us mercilessly with pears poached in petrol and flaming lemons studded with liquorice root. By the time the battle was won the sky was filled with purple plumes of heather fuelled smoke, the earth scorched, the surrounding flora ablaze. Back home we found comfort around campfires and celebrated with oysters and mead. Retiring to bed, our stone huts exuded heavy aromas of damp earth and our peat fires were at their smouldering end as we drifted off into slumber. Someone stoked the flames with camphor, eucalyptus and dried heather. By morning our PPM levels were significant."

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