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Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB163281
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Punchy peater
Vintage
22.04.2014
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
122.32
Number of bottles
209
Strength
61.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Aug 2020 1:19 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Croftengea 2014 SMWS 122.32

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/swag-whats-in-your-cupboard-december-2020/

    N: All spirit. I guess 7 years. It’s five?! Though rather new make-y, it’s aged well enough. Perhaps five is the ideal minimum age over the SWA’s obligatory three? Profile-wise we are talking salty savoury-coppery-farmy-sweet fruity [delicious apple-y cider, fusty melon,… the Foz: “astronaut strawberries and parma violets“,….. After seven, or is it eight drams, I feel myself moving towards the subjective/emotional realm. In light of that, perhaps this is one of the best contemporary spirit noses, ever?

    T: “Great quality spirit”, says Phil. Quite right – beautiful, perfectly aged salty malty spirit. Incredibly, at just five years in a 2nd fill bourbon cask, somehow the balance is faultless. Cellar this and pour it to unsuspecting peeps in 20 years time.

    F: The emergence of a mouthfeel centred around the new make IS the finish. Beautifully young and spirit-forward, the balance is on the tittering cusp, but would you want to age this any more?

    C: The surprise delight of the night. I’m hard stretched to think of another contemporary 5yo challenger, and for just £44. For those thinking of joining the SMWS or reactivating their membership, all four of tonight’s SMWS bottlings could sway you.

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