SMWS 44.102 Nose healing for hippies

Posted 02 May 2019 by Matt / In Craigellachie
The Dramble reviews SMWS 44.102 Nose healing for hippies

Bottle Name: 44.102 Nose healing for hippies

ABV: 56.6%
Distillery: Craigellachie
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Spicy & dry
Region: Speyside

We’ve seen a few sherried Craigellachie’s over the last few outturns – this one is delivered au naturale from a 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel. View on SMWS

Nose: Commencing in the orchard with fragrant pears and spiced apples. Vanilla ice cream is served on a sandalwood table alongside cream crackers, sunflower oil and honeysuckle. Running throughout – quite a whack of woodiness – oak furniture workshops, balsa constructions and corkboard. With water – hemp herbalness alongside lemongrass and sage seasoning.

Taste: A balance between sweetness and bitterness – sugar-coated peaches and pepper-spiced toffees fight against toasted bread, nut brittle and pokey, sappy oak. Reduced, this is much more my speed, a greater expression of stone and citrus fruits (apricots, lemons and limes) with freshly brewed tea and tingling white pepper.

Finish: Medium in length with chopped herbals and cough sweet syrupy menthol fading.

A gentle Speysider that favours herbalness as much as it does fruitiness. Too much overt oak for my liking, but this really does like water, offering both thought-provoking additions as well as enhanced balance.

Score: 80/100


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