SMWS 2.84 – Katherine Hepburn in a Vintage Jaguar

In the bottle share of the SMWS Whisky for a Year 2014 the January outturn was the SMWS bottle called 2.84 – Katherine Hepburn in a Vintage Jaguar.

An 20 year old Glenlivet bottling at 53,3%. Distilled at 11 may 1993, and matured in an ex – sherry hogshead giving us 77 bottles of this expression.

Dark nose with loads of warm cherry and wood dust notes, warm vanilla pudding going through the sugary fruity almost caramel sweetness.

The palate gives me more dark fruit notes, cassis and soft creamy honey with red berries and blackcurrant jam.

Soft leather and some tobacco in the back with Turkish delight. Oranges, cherry, dried plums, dates and figs. After a bit also getting some more floral notes of roses, geranium and clover.

Lovely dram with a middle length finish. Scoring it an 7,5 out of 10. Not blown away with it, but just a good dram to enjoy for sure, with loads of layers of sweet dark fruits. It feels balanced and creamy.

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