SMWS – 39.175 – The chocolate and wine diet

This one is a Linkwood. I don’t know why, but since I visited Scotland, I’ve had my eyes on this distillery. Plus, a Vault Collection item, of a category I tend to appreciate in 1st fill Hogshead/PX. With its 29 years old, it was bound to be interesting.

SMWS 39.175
SMWS 39.175


Apricot and tropical fruits! Some discreet nail polish/wine and some soothing musty side. Black chocolate. Water removed the polish altogether.


Dry. Some spices, nutmeg, cinnamon. Black chocolate. Water mellows it out.


Finish medium long on chocolate.


I had my eyes on this one for a while but I do think the price tag is a bit too high (£190!) when considering how much I liked it. Sure, it was interesting on its fruity side, but the finish was kind of too simple for me to enjoy it properly.

Rating: 89/100

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