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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
SaarWhisky (SaW)
Stated Age
10 years old
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Germany Germany
Added on
28 mar 2020 5:10 pm by Supergirl3
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.99

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13 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for The Corona of Smoke 10-year-old SaW

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.91 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    At first glance, according to the name, you are dealing with a typical Islay smoke bomb. He has more to offer besides the smoke, but you have to give him some time for that. In my opinion, a few drops of water also have a positive effect on the smell / taste profile. It only seems a bit monotonous to me in the finish.

    Detailed tasting notes:
    • Nose
      Strong phenolic medical Islay smoke reminds me of disinfectants and hospital. Behind it a faint caramel note, tart lemons, as well as some grain and malt. It takes some time for the "smoke curtain" to slowly lift. After the first try, at the latest, it opens and lets vanilla and apricots through. The aroma becomes significantly sweeter and also somewhat floral with jasmine flowers.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet to start with. The phenolic smoke is there immediately, but much better integrated than in the nose. Caramel candies and ripe apples come to mind. Then add the sour lemons again, accompanied by a slight tingling sensation on the tip of the tongue. At first, sweetness and acidity complement each other well.
    • Finish
      The sour lemons dominate now, almost nothing remains of the initial sweetness. The mouth contracts a little. There is also a bitter mouthfeel, but without the typical oak notes.

      With water:
      A few drops of water soften the malt a little. The sour notes (especially in the finish) are neutralized somewhat and the other aromas come through a little more. The smoke now also appears better integrated in the nose.

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  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Product description:

    Dear whisky fans, with the closure of the catering trade and retail business, the corona crisis has also led to a dramtic drop in sales for us. Tastings and events were canceled, distilling courses cannot be held as usual and visits to our distillery are not possible. As forecast, the next few months will not get any better. For a small company like us, these conditions are extremely dangerous.

    So we decided to do something about it and make the best of the current situation. A bottling that should actually appear as a surprise for the Whisky Fair this year now bears the label "The Corona of Smoke"

    A smoke monster, made of glass, which devours some evil in an instant.

    Without a doubt a play on words - undoubtedly polarizing, but also undoubtedly a great whisky with fantastic phenols and harsh smoke.

    In this sense:
    Enjoy it and stay healthy! Your SaarWhisky team!


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