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Warszawska Pijalnia Whisky SMWS

SMWS 93.52 Glen Scotia i 33.131 Ardbeg

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Some time ago, having a free evening in the capital city, I went to the Warszawska Pijalnia Whisky to try a single cask from Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS). About the Society I wrote in the post of SMWS 73.35 - Aultmore. Here are also SMWS 4.151 - Highland Park, 19.48 - Glen Garioch, 93.38 Glen Scotia on the blog. It was my first visit to Warszawska Pijalnia Whisky. The place is open to 2200, which is probably unusual for whisky pump room. Inside is not particularly cozy. But the service was very sympathetic. Most importantly, they have single malts from SMWS, but the choice is rather modest, basically a couple of bottles available. Plus a few from other manufacturers. I started with SMWS 93.52, Wench with a wrench – Glen Scotia. 58,4%, 9 years old, refill ex-bourbon barrel. Obviously single cask, cask strength and natural colour. C: white wine, straw; N: at the beginning a fresh blast of alcohol, as it breathes, it gets sweet, vanilla, with caramel, toffee, then peach and apricot, white chocolate, and after a while again, gently teases the nose; here is a flagship scent of vanilla from white American oak, which is characteristic for aging in bourbon barrels, after a certain amount of water it softens, becomes creamy vanilla, somewhere in in the distance I have traces of smoke, burnt sugar, used motor oil and a bit of ash; T: big, almost numbing sparks on the tongue, right here is a lot of vanilla, fudge and toffee, and for the moment I have even a bit of peat and ash, somewhere between shyly emerges peach and pear, after a certain amount of water, milk chocolate and a lot of bitterness; F: quite long with a slight bitterness, traces of dried apricot and orange peel. Score: 85. [caption id=attachment_4148 align=alignnone width=801] SMWS 93.52 Glen Scotia Warszawska Pijalnia Whisky[/caption] [caption id=attachment_4149 align=alignnone width=801] SMWS 93.52 Glen Scotia Warszawska Pijalnia Whisky[/caption] Then I...

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    Ardbeg 10 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
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    Testing / Tasting
    (69 points)

    “whisky no 1 in the world” – producer

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  • Chivas Regal 12 years old

    Chivas Regal 12 years old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (74 points)

    12 year old blend

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  • glen grant

    Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

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    Testing / Tasting
    (77 points)

    NAS from Glen Grant

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  • loki

    Highland Park Loki

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (91 points)

    Happy New Year!

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  • Bunnahabhain Darach Ur

    Bunnahabhain Darach Ur

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    … from the series of NAS for Travel Retail

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  • Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

    Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (78 points)

    Next NAS for Travel Retail

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  • Yamazaki Distillery

    Tasting in Yamazaki Distillery

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    Testing / Tasting Travel

    After visting, tasting.

    Previously I presented a photo report of Yamazaki Distillery visit. As it happens in decent distilleries, on site you can make tasting. Usually only basic single malt releases are available. In Yamazaki it was a lot more interesting. While the distillery tour, of course, we were offered Yamazaki NAS and Hakushu NAS - given in popular in Japan way, ie. with plenty of ice or for tough guys without dilution. Hesitantly, but I decided to let go my purism and check the ice version. Very tasty,...

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