Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A sweet kiss from a smoking mermaid
Stated Age
08 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
62.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 aug 2020 8:59 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Average value

€ 224.26

Whisky reviews for Smögen 2011 SMWS 145.1

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.13 points.

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  1. Gregers scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Could have fooled me with this nose. If I had tasted this blind my money would have been on a young Caol Ila. But it lacked some complexity to be all the way there.

    Review: https://youtu.be/_1An8ZP63t0
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of peat smoke, as close to a young Caol Ila nose as you can get. Brine, light lemon notes, campfire, seaweed, green apples, smoked vanilla, light acetone, a bit of honey, light medicinal notes, band-aids. Marshmallows and a bit of jellybeans show up after tasting.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Really dry, but also chewy and juicy. Alcohol bit is not too bad, it's warm, peppery, and it's surprisingly light on the palate. Large dose of smoke, lots of camphor, good peat smoke, very light ginger, some light toffee, green apples and ripe apples, a bit of barley and oak, but on the center of the tongue it's really weak. Second chew brings some butyl rubber, petroleum (or kerosene if you will), smoke and camphor increasing, while other flavours fade away. A bit of cooked carrot sweetness remaining. Sort of an odd mix here and not too balanced. Third chew is super dry, some fresh ginger, peppermint, smoke is even stronger and dominates everything, just a bit of very dry tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Smoke all over. Smoking mermaid is here, but the kiss is not so sweet. Brine, smoke, tobacco leaves, a bit of ginger, light note of cooked carrot.

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