Ailsa Bay

Sweet Smoke

ABV 48.9%
REVIEWED Issue 157
Specifications
Brand:
Expression: Sweet Smoke
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 157
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Damp tweed jackets and latakia pipe tobacco. A lovely earthiness.There’s a sweetness from melted brown sugar and a slight minerality, like smoked cod loin.
Palate: Orange sherbet sweets, shortbread and marmalade, Melba toasts with butter and cinnamon. After a while the smoke starts to build up.
Finish: A little pink grapefruit acidity and a hint of liquorice, then that smoke unfurls and dries slowly.
Comment: A wonderful example of smoke and sweetness together in near perfection.
9.2
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Oily and coastal with spritzes of lemon zest, driftwood, wholemeal toast and maple syrup. Toasted marshmallows and hazelnuts start to develop with time.
Palate: A seaside barbeque with hints of charcoal, gasoline and piña coladas. Cherry bakewell tarts and lemon curd start to appear through the smokiness.
Finish: The smoke carries through and through but does not overpower the fruits.
Comment: Smoke and fruits crashing together in perfect harmony.
9.2
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