SMWS 11.37 Cake or death

Posted 08 November 2018 / In Tomatin
The Dramble reviews SMWS 11.37 Cake or death!

Bottle Name: 11.37 Cake or death!

ABV: 58.3%
Distillery: Tomatin
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Region: Highlands

Eddie Izzard inspired and 1st fill charred red wine influenced. Consider me intrigued. Deep, rich & dried fruits profile.

Nose: A strong focus on the sweet stuff – brown sugars, butterscotch, orange marmalade, honey and poached pears. These are supported by plenty of patisserie aromas – flan cases and tart bases. In the background, forest influence – leafiness and earthy mushrooms. Water certainly adds depth to the nose and moves away from overt sweetness - bracken, fern, hay and barley.

Taste: Oily and unctuous with demerara, baked bread, pastries and butterscotch. The fruit influence is primarily red – blackberries, cherries, cranberries and raspberries – and sits with cake, sponge fingers and vanilla cream. Reduction added both juiciness and slight meatiness (ham hock) as well as sticky toffee pudding.

Finish: Medium, with creamy fudge and just a sprinkle of pepperiness.

Whether a full-term maturation or red wine finish (unsure), this is a successful full-bodied sweet and rich Tomatin that’s ideal as we transition into colder weather. Cake or death! – or Death by cake? I don’t think it matters, I’ll die happy.

Score: 87/100


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