Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Raw sunflower honey
Stated Age
09 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 jul 2020 1:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 97.24

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Whisky reviews for Nantou 2010 SMWS 138.7

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.47 points.

  1. maltandgrains scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A fresh and lively dram. Herbal and light. Honey and apples mostly. Long finish full of caramel and vanilla.
    Not something I would usually drink, but a solid dram, from a fairly young, Taiwanese distillery.

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  3. Zorba scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
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  5. MasterMork scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
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  6. sealgair scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    First of all, there are a few unusual aromas in the fragrance that make you think of dry sunflowers. Also a hot baking sheet with coconut macaroons on it. With a little time and rest, it becomes supple and smooth, buttery caramel, honey, vanilla, passion fruit, wax flower nectar and waxed and polished wood. In the taste, ripe apples, fine calvados, pomegranate seeds, again passion fruit, vanilla, apricots and again sunflower seeds emerge. It almost looks like a tropical, fruity Irishman, a bit drier, the wood is no longer as smoothly polished, but oriental spices and hay flowers are added. The aftertaste is quite long for the age, with a delicate bitterness and lingers on the tongue for quite a while.

  7. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    Issue price July 2020: GBP 85.00
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  8. whiskynews scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes:

    "The heady combination of wild rose bushes and tropical fruits next to vanilla pods, marshmallows and Turkish delight made us all eager to take a sip. Thick and mouth- coating like rich golden set raw sunflower honey having that distinctive floral taste combined with pineapple and passion fruit. This was followed by sweet and sour marinated dried apricots.
    Water added on the nose a rustic old-fashioned apple pie and barley candy, a favourite Victorian treat, while on the palate we experienced that fascinating bittersweet combination as in a cocktail using Campari, limoncello liqueur and orange juice for that little citrus freshness."


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