Overall rating
Blended Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Spanish Oak Hogsheads
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2017 8:58 am by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 63,37

5 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Exotic Cargo 2006 SMWS

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.99 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    An interesting discord between the nose and palate — I've not had many whiskies like this before.
    • Nose
      The sherry influence is abundantly clear. Actually, if not for the noticeable high-alcohol content and oakiness, this might as well have been a Pedro Ximenez. A nice gentle sweetness with lots of raisins, plums, cherries with a just hint of leather and burlap.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly spicy and fiery, given what I found on the nose. Plenty of coffee notes, leather and cloves, as well as almond paste.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices. Chili pepper, oak shavings, cloves. Extremely dry. Finally hints of caramel and fudge.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a hammerblend
    just great
    • Nose
      Sherry, sweet, raisins, light leather (cool), spicy, pineapple, exotic fruit
    • Taste
      round and strong on the palate
      Sweetness, bitter (in exchange), raisins, spicy
    • Finish
      medium to long

  3. Roland7 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Fruit Bomb! But spirituous. Sherry, cherry, cherry, plum, raisins, honey, tobacco. A lot of fruit!

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, furniture polish, baking spices, oak cask, old leather, cream brûlée, dates, chocolate notes on nose.

    Dried fruits, spices, pepper, oak cask, creamy notes on taste.

    Long finish with spices, pepper, oak cask, dried fruits, vanilla and chocolate notes. 

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. The Whisky Therapist did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Anybody has a sample for sale in The Netherlands?

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm Nose: 3/5 Mouth and final 4/5 Whiskey n ° 1623
    • Nose
      Like a good red wine. But also mushrooms, dried fruits, chocolate. Nice but a little soft in the end.
    • Taste
      Juicy Sherry. Beautiful match wood spice won by the latter. Powerful enough initially, it equilibrates with a relative depth.
    • Finish
      Honey and especially spices which overall gives something greedy but not dripping due to the relative young age, which works very well. Some notes of coffee. A bit raspy and dry, but not disturbing for me in this context that gives pride to spices.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sufficiently young, but strong and dense sherry monster, not to say that it is very rich and diverse, but what is, very well, the Molot came out whole, balanced, pitiful to ugliness, pleasant and cheerful.
    • Nose
      Dry, restrained, the first nose - varnish-marry; furniture varnish, polish, processed wood, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, roasted nuts, a little wet wool, leavened wort, baklava, deep enough and hard.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, tart oak, kvasnoe wort, burnt crackers, ginger-peppery notes, slightly watery.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet and sour with light bitterness, dried mushrooms, light acidity of prunes, a little dry herbs.

  10. Abadon05 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very balanced blend. The name after the fruit mix is ​​program. For me, however, too bitter a departure.
    • Nose
      A little smoke, with marzipan, almonds, plums, sweet sour cherries, leather, dominoes.
    • Taste
      Seasoning spreads with cherries, red berries, marzipan and strawberries. The sweetness comes through more clearly after some time.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. The sweetness turns into a dryness. The seasoning is clearer.


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