SMWS – Spice Cannon

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Profile: Spicy & Sweet
Cask Type: Oloroso & PX Sherry Casks
Age: 10
Date: 17 June 2009
Outturn: 1496 Bottles
Size: 750ml
Abv: 50%


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SMWS Membership

In order to purchase this bottle, you must be a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Any orders made by non-members will not be completed. However, if you have never been a member before now is a perfect time. You can join the SMWS with our special introductory offer – buy any bottle over $180 and it includes your first year of membership. If you would like to join by purchasing this bottle simply place an order and also send an email to stating your intent to join. You will then be sent the necessary paperwork, and once you are a member the order will be fully processed.

SMWS Panel Notes

This latest small-batch expression draws from a complex selection of casks. It includes whiskies from Speyside & the Highlands, matured in Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez sherry casks coopered from both Spanish & American oak. There is an element of bourbon cask maturation too, but this component was extra-matured in sherry casks prior to blending. The combination reveals a rich dram, with sweet, nutty & spicy qualities. Bottled at 50% ABV for optimal balance.
Freshly baked apple pie arrived with a heavy dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg, while the dark intentions of demerara coated walnuts and macadamias bathed in a spicy fruitcake mix. Then a burst of oils from singed orange skin introduced marmalade and black cherries as we ventured into a palate of rich spice. Marzipan and almonds now merged with dark chocolate as raisins and liquorice complemented hazelnut liqueur in hot cocoa.
A dash of water opened a big butt of sherry-infused fruit that combined oxidized apples and pears with rhubarb crumble and sultanas. Chocolate truffles and praline gathered around gingerbread on the finish before leaving us with pink grapefruit and cloves.

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