Scotch Malt Whisky Society 135.5 – Intriguing? Captivating? Fascinating!

The Club’s second selection from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Coded as their fifth bottling from Loch Lomond Distillery (Highand Region), this 17 year-old whisky certainly lived up to its name by the reaction of members, ranging from “Not for me thanks” to “Interesting…?” to “Pass me another!”. Some odd tasting notes including Chinese Chrysanthemum tea, basmati rice and cactus juice liqueur are noted by the SMWS on the bottle….we didn’t taste much of these flavours, but certainly had an interesting time trying! An enjoyable 1-time bottle.

Glen Scotia Victoriana

This Campbeltown whisky obtained at the LCBO was finished in a heavy-char barrel, but is a very easy drinker for cask strength (54.2%). A fairly sweet flavour, with definite vanilla. Mildly smoky. A drink to enjoy on a warm summer night. $98.80 and sold out. This whisky was paired with an SMWS bottling for the Club’s first ever virtual meeting – a result of COVID-19.