Glenlivet / Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SMWS 2.87 Satisfying as a Butchers Blade Review

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society I've had this The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling, and others, in the house for a while now and keep meaning to get round to them, work and life has gotten in the way of my drinking.

This is a great distillery that you don't see a lot of in independent bottlings, and I especially love ex-bourbon matured versions like this so I was super excited to finally try it.

Lovely and just up my street, this is the reason I love independent bottlings as you just don't get this type of flavour profile from batched own bottlings, single casks just allow so much distillery character and cask influence mixing for such an amazing dram.

I'm planning again to get to over 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society reviews again in 2015 and this is no14 of that, I may not make it as i've been running behind this year but I will be trying as hard as i can to get there.

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


Lovely sweet fresh fruit salad comes in first, melon, syrup covered apples and pears, tinned pineapple in syrup, hints of light acetone, vanilla angel delight, gentle wood oak sap, hints of dried fruits edging through also.


A tingle of spice partly from the abv but it's a sharp tangy woody spice, lovely fruit sweetness, more fruit salad with bitter cherries and sweet melon and apple, syrupy and Angel delight creamy, really lovely buttery mouthfeel


Sweet as the abv falls on the second sip, syrup and vanilla essence

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: SMWS 2.87 Satisfying as a Butchers Blade
Age: 21
ABV: 51.70
Distiller: Glenlivet
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 28/09/2015 by Tom

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