SMWS 71.40: Sticky Apricot Tarts at an Indian Market was tasted at Meeting No. 25 on June 25, 2014. Out of 5, we rated it exceptionally at 4.18. SMWS 71.40: Sticky Apricot Tarts at an Indian Market ranks 4th overall in Scotch. Costing $180, this spirit is expensive, but worth it.
Nose of sweet clover honey. Taste of sweet candied apricots and burnt caramel, lush and fertile. Gimme some more of THAT!
Wet plump and juicy - ripe citrus mess. So, sexy!
Onion-savory on the nose, followed by stone fruit jam. Like a spicy apricot-mint jam. Surprisingly delicate and complex, like a really refined moscato grappa. With water, the chewy, jamminess comes front and center.
Old in age, but with an open, youthful, yeasty nose. Wine - plum? Round, mouth filling flavor of nectar, but sugar, and a little wood. The age has softened the high proof and this is ridiculously drinkable. I get the orange like a high proof triple sec thrown in an Orange Julius. One of the best cask-strength Speysides I've tried.
Extremely earthy on the nose. I don't like it. It reminds me of an old sock in algae. Drinking starts with deep moss, but quickly finishes smoother. No aftertaste.
Nose: Sweaty musky humid caramelized stone fruit. Taste: wonderful strength: light burn, slow mouth watering blend, no bite, breathe in the crispest air on the earth to top it off.
Detecting a toasty, woody-type smell with some sort of plum or berry at the tail end. Can't get the "chewy mahogany" out of my head, so that's what I'm tasting - very good!
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