The Scotch Malt Whisky Society continues to wow judges at international tasting competitions, with a string of awards in this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), now in its 50th year.
The IWSC judges’ tasting notes found “an explosion of tinned fruit salad, with apples, grapes, pineapple, peach apricot and mango. There are more delicate and subtle tones of aromatic incense and dried fruitcake, with a touch of cedarwood and vanilla. The finish is sumptuous and long.”
The IWSC judges said: “The nose has beeswax, tropical fruit, crystallised pineapple and ginger, and dried apples with mango. Wood-driven, with spices and furniture polish. Volatile aromas, with lively warm alcohol on the palate. Water helps it open up, and it becomes sweet with lovely wood spices, cloves and cassia bark, plus nutmeg and hazelnuts. The finish is long, harmonious and complex.”
The Society also picked up Silver awards for Cask No. 77.53: A delectable confection, Cask No. 53.289: ‘Speck-tacular’, Cask No. 29.258: Remembrance of fruits past and our grain whisky, Cask No. G14.5: Butterscotch crumpets.
To read the IWSC judges’ complete tasting notes on the Society’s award-winning bottlings, click here