Caol Ila / Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyBack in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 97th post (thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The Whisky Philes blog) and others he has passed me samples of means it will happen before Wednesday evening.

This 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll is fabulous with bacon, bbq meaty notes, spicy notes of chilli and wasabi, and earthy vegetables roasted in honey, a really interesting dram.

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Tasting Notes & Details


Massive spicy smoky note of bacon breakfast rolls with wasabi and serious chilli notes before some sweet gentle earthy notes of honey roast vegetables


Sweet and spicy with chilli smeered bacon rolls with hp sauce me honey roast parsnips bbq'd on a bed of earthy peaty smoke


Spicy chilli and smoke

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll
Age: 18
ABV: 59.10
Distiller: Caol Ila
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 30/12/2014 by Tom

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