Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A particular kind of beauty
Stated Age
10 years old
2nd fill charred red wine barrique
65.3 % Vol.
25 ml
Bottled for
SMWS Advent Calendar 2022
Added on
05 dec 2022 9:23 pm by Nergal
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Allt-a-Bhainne 2011 SMWS 108.49

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. Zymurgist scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Sweet oak and vanilla then straight into smoky burnt heather and ham. Fresh muffins. Punchy smoke and a hint of TCP on the palate with briny, pickled jalapeños. A touch of bittersweet chocolate and prickly alcohol.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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  3. Nergal did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes: The nose was highly allusive to stormy notes of wet rigging, creel nets soaked in seawater, crushed aspirin, and pickling brine. A first aid kit, mercurochrome and
    gauze dipped in antiseptic. Some reduction brought impressions of pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, sushi rice and gravadlax with dill. Also, jalapeño poppers and camphor. The palate was immediately hot and powerful. Lots of smoked white fish, bacon frazzles, pork rinds in a hot iron skillet, malt vinegar, wood resins and pickled onions. Water added natural tar, TCP, herbal mouthwash, and singed hessian. A real kaleidoscope of peat and coastal flavours. Previously in a bourbon hogshead for 6 years before transfer to a refill charred red wine barrique.


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