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SMWS 3.243 Dark Smouldering Flamenco Gypsy Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThis coming Friday (22nd May) The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will for the first time be attending the Islay Festival of Music and Whisky and are releasing a bottle specifically to commemorate this occasion in the 3.243 Dark Smouldering Flamenco Gypsy a 17 year old Islay dram.

This really is a cracker of a dram, with minerality, smoke, caramel, fruit and foam bananas, it's a very drinkable dram neat, and opens up really well with a teardrop of water. This is definitely a dram that will remind you of Islay.

This exclusive 17-year-old single cask bottling will be launched at the Garden Party at 1pm, with both members (£80) and non-members (£120) able to buy.

I'm planning again to get to over 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society reviews again in 2015 and this is no12 of that.

You can view all of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society drams i've reviewed in 2014 by clicking here and for all the ones in 2015 by clicking here.

If you are a whisky fan you really should consider joining The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Tasting Notes & Details


Mineral, chalk, chimney smoke and soot with caramel, toffee pennies, sweet plums, treacle toffee and light pear syrup, foam bananas and dirty engine oil


Sweet smoke from a wood burning stove, caramel pennies and chalky fruits, tinned pears and foam bananas, dirty engine oil and hints of salty sea air


Long lasting, chalky, smoky, fruity

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 3.243 Dark Smouldering Flamenco Gypsy
Age: 17
ABV: 57.10
Distiller: Bowmore
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 17/05/2015 by Tom

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