SMWS April 2015 Outturn

Another month, another great outturn from the SMWS. How do they do it?

Some very nice whiskies here, covering pretty much all the bases (except grain).

Unusually, there were two first fill white whine hogsheads - the Ardmore and the Miltonduff. (My preference was for the Ardmore.)

My favourites from the list included the Dailuaine and the Bladnoch. As usual the Glen Grant was superb, and the Glenlossie also impressed me. If you're looking for peat, then the Ardmore impressed but the real pick was the Bowmore.

The only disappointment for me was the lack of the Kilchoman (129), as there had been a small misunderstanding. It originally came out on a mid-March top-up list, and the London Rooms sold all their bottles. When it appeared on the April list again it was a bit of a surprise, and they didn't even have a dram of it left. A pity, as I recall it being a good one when I tried it - I just wish I'd drawn up some tasting notes then!