SMWS 115.15 A solitary sausage

Posted 03 October 2019 by Matt / In Knockdhu
The Dramble reviews SMWS 115.15 A solitary sausage

Bottle Name: 115.15 A solitary sausage

ABV: 59.4%
Distillery: Knockdhu
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Spicy & dry
Region: Highlands

Where do they get these names….I mean honestly?! 9 year old AnCnoc (or Knockdhu as it were) that’s been drawn from a refill ex-bourbon barrel.

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Nose: Dried mango and fresh peach slices served on top a bowl of golden cereals dashed with both milk and some indulgent cream.  Deeper - buttered popcorn, Bird’s custard, olive oil and a smear of table polish. Dilution adds crumbled biscuits and freshly-baked bread alongside a scattering of dried basil and a pang of rocky minerality.

Taste: The arrival continues where the nose left off – peaches and apricots with bright cereals. Quite lovely. Then, we’re on a rollercoaster – first stop, vegetalness with green peppers and sauerkraut – then, a spice market for white pepper and ginger. Final stop, grainy bread and a scattering of zest lemon. Quite the ride. Reduction is all bakery – rolled pastry, toasted bread and doughy buns.

Finish: Medium and very greenhouse – peppers and vines with ripening warm stone fruits.

A well composed and tasty AnCnoc that offers a good combination of sweet and savoury, and a fairly wild development on the palate. No meatiness for me though – a case of hide the sausage?!

Score: 84/100


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