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This special SMWS bottling is only available in 100ml sized bottles. It was selected and bottled exclusively for our Kensington Wine Market 2019 Whisky Calendar.
66.155 - Big On Bacon
2nd fill barrel
Distillation date of 27 Oct 2010
Flavour Profile: "Lightly peated"
SMWS Panel Tasting Note: "Delicate aromas teased us with sweet yet subtle smoke and the fragrance of distant heather. Walnuts and hazelnuts combined with sawdust, before the confected realms of burnt apple crumble, lemon and vanilla sponge cake appeared. The palate however released an irresistible concoction of smoky bacon flavoured crisps with the sweet malty notes of digestive biscuits and the crumbled remains of burnt toast. A spicy tingle persisted on the tongue until dried apricots and peach melba balanced the bacon smoke. Only towards the end did we encounter a pile of seasoned wood, neatly stacked beside an old and dusty coal cellar."
So sayeth the wise and poetic folks on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society tasting panel. Now, let's dive in for ourselves and see if we can manage to come up with some even weirder notes!
Evan's Tasting Note
Nose: What do you know - the bacon note on this one is definitely right up front, along with waffles in pancake syrup, and all of the rest what you would want for breakfast. Peach slices, whipped cream, lemon tarts, Hibiscus and a campfire off in the distance.
Palate: Salt, pepper, smoke and barley all over the place along with that bacon note again. Canadian Bacon in style, more meat than strips of fat. Poached pears, the zing of raw ginger, maple-glazed scallops and bacon (there is that word again), and Lemon Zinger Tea.
Finish: The salt and spice keep it from going creamy and mingle for a long time, together with a tangy sweetness on the fade.
Comment: This is a delightful Ardmore where the peat isn't the only thing it throws at you. A lot of flavour is packed into this bottle, which is par for the course when it comes to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
And there you have it! Another KWM Whisky Calendar is finish
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