Talisker / Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SMWS 14.3 Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThis The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 14.3 dates back to before the bottles were given interesting names and tasting notes on the bottles, having been distilled in 1979 and bottled in 1996.

This was sourced by Chris (@chrismiles303) and offered to our bottle share friends and i jumped at the chance of tasting some Society history, so thanks to Chris for organising this.

This is peppery but its different to any other dram i've tried from this distillery, it's got a meatiness and lovely fresh notes that i've never nosed or tasted before, herby and delicious. At 64.3% it really needed some water to open up and this is a fabulous dram.

I'm planning again to get to over 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society reviews again in 2015 and this is no13 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.

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Tasting Notes & Details


Salty chip shop chips with malt vinegar, there's a chalkyness and freshly scraped vanilla, undercooked shortcrust pastry with orchard fruits and syrup, like a soggy syrupy pear tart tartin, hints of tinned fruit salad cherries also


Wow peppery, lots of ground white pepper, peppercorn and herb encrusted well done roast beef, chalky sweetness, hints of menthol and some thick oily gravy


Sweet, peppery and chalky

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 14.3
Age: 17
ABV: 64.30
Distiller: Talisker
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands
Posted: 03/06/2015 by Tom

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