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SSWC
8.0
Elements of Islay Lg1   43 | 50cl | 56.8%

First sip makes a big impression; this isn't just smoky, it's a forest in flames, a peaty explosion. Sugar and salt tickle the palate in delicious combinations, smoky bacon with maple syrup, toffee apples, honey-roasted nuts and sweet and sour pork.
GRAINS
7.8

Smells of apple (sweets), Appletiser, moving towards a mintiness (in a toothpaste sense), fresh flavours, salty toffee, the pleasure of marker pens, banana toffee. Tastes of toasted barley, fresh & fruity, mascarpone (in a cheesecake), roast lamb, buttery, not unlike a Ben ...
SSWC
7.7
Laphroaig Quartercask   34 | 70cl | 48.0%

On the way, a whale has carelessly left its blubber to filter up the nose, perhaps helping to fertilise the landscape, as first nettles and then geraniums flourish.
sshhh!
7.3

Stick your nose near this and you immediately smell cherries and cherry lips, maybe hints of toffee too? Really woody also, and over time it becomes unmistakenly peaty but it takes more time than you'd expect, especially considering how much it shines through eventually. It...
sshhh!
7.0

A rich nose beckons: oaky and sherried, with tobacco and toffee, no freshness here. Ham really shines through from the sherry. That sherry really dominates the taste too, now with spice and ham again. It's salty too, but that disappears quickly. It's quite dry and less fruit...
SSWC
7.0
SSWC Flavour Profile - Good Match! Yamazaki 18yo   110 | 70cl | 43.0%

Apricots are squabbling with the ripe bananas while the fruit salad looks on in horror at the remains of the raspberry dripping off the blades of a blender. You can almost literally smell the unmistakable smell of the brains of one of the Californian raisins from the adverts...
GRAINS
6.8

From nose to mouth, this is a kind of surf n turf some initial seaside aromas (old seaweed, scallops) followed by a kind of sweet & sour pork thing in the mouth. Theres a consistent sweetness before the finish, starting off as fudgey and sherbet dib dabs with the dib d...
GRAINS
6.8

Smells of cherries, pizza crackers, toffee, body odour (in a nice way, somehow) and dried fish. Tastes of salt, ginger, cream, 'good chemicals', cheese slices. It's tingly and makes your mouth close up on it, then fizzy like popping candy as time passes, staying for a mediu...
SSWC
6.8
Benriach Peated Batch 1   50 | 70cl | 56.0%

I don't know what 'distilled grass' is, but if it were a real thing, it would smell like this - but also haggis.
SSWC
6.8
Cadenhead Creations 17yo   43 | 70cl | 46.0%

Your tongue tingles with this one - imagine grating black pepper onto your tongue, or as one put it, 'ant blood'.
GRAINS
6.7

Began smelling of apples, stale cheese and deep toffee. Rhubarb & Custard sweets gave way to something pretty sherry-like/ It changed quite a lot on the taste: sour, salty and a little fruity (lime), with crabs and steamed pak choi mixing things up a bit. Slightly minty tof...
SSWC
6.6
Glenglassaugh Revival   37 | 70cl | 46.0%

The tastes on the finish mostly strayed towards the savoury end of the palate, with mild chili pepper, cinnamon, taco spice, salted peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes. Sherbert and melon came along to the party in the mouth, but no one could remember if they were invited - they ...
SSWC
6.2
Benromach Sassicaia Finish   32 | 70cl | 45.0%

Things get more exciting as our tongues prickle with paprika and popping candy as, the sweetness over, lime pickle squeezes the mouth and English mustard washes like rainwater over this slightly salty ending.
SSWC
6.0
Kilkerran - Work in Progress 3   35 | 70cl | 46.0%

Hmm, this is a young whisky, but does that explain the whiff of teenage boys aftershave? Oh no, I see, its just Chad Kroeger, munching on a mars bar.