Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Trick or treat
Stated Age
05 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2020 12:16 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136.38

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Whisky Reviews for Nantou 2014 SMWS 138.3

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nantou 58.9%, 2014 distilled, 5yo. Smws 138.3 - 'Trick or Treat'. Pale yellow. Aroma has slight lemon peel, slightly papery oak, some toasted wood, seared twigs. No real smoke to start. Over time more burnt spices and tar. Oily body. Taste is salty and peated, very pleasant level of smoke, softest lemon peel notes, burnt wood. Reminds me of a good Ardbeg but harder-edged. Citrussy. Burnt. Good 3.7/88

  2. Expraesi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: We were in for a treat as a wonderful sweet smoke greeted the Panel like langoustines being barbequed over a birch wood fire and then being served with aioli. What a surprise awaiting us on the palate too; hot and grubby - still sweet but now more like eating a marshmallow that fell into the ash. With the addition of water we were sitting at the harbour wall in a fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife with the occasional wave creating plenty of sea spray as we prepared a green salad with an oily vinegar dressing and heavily barbequed croutons, bacon bits and peat smoked mackerel.


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