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Running your tongue along a newly tarred road.......

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With apologies to SMWS's artistic licence. Finlaggan Cask Strength 58%.

This little gremlin reared its ugly head during the recent Cape and Jo'burg Whisky Live shows:

Raw cut potato, rubber bands, sulphur, elastoplast and generally unpleasant odours savagely assail the nostrils.The palate hints at vanilla then rudely offers new rubber and hot tarmacadam. Water just makes the nose more odorous, the palate undrinkable. This is a prime example of a inchoate whisky, one that is too young, too little copper, too badly casked, too awful.
I shudder to think that this could be an offering from my favourite distillery...Ardbeg?58



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