SMWS 77.59 comes as an independent bottling of spirit distilled by Glen Ord and bottled by the SMWS. Matured in a refill PX hogshead, this is bottled after 11 years of aging at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering. Let's get to it.
Sweet and musty. Lots of almond, honey, fresh baked bread, pepper and some parchment. Not super sweet, almost no fruits. Very bready.
Sweet and rich on the palate, no heat whatsoever. Pepper is immediately there, along with fresh baked bread, almond and more honey. Heat grows over time, sneaking from the shadows.
Finishes a bit hot, with lots of pepper and honey.
Not the most complex dram. It is a stretch to say it is one noted, but it would also be a stretch to call it more than three noted. Nothing wrong, but it is not winning any awards for interest or complexity, either. Its good.