149.4 A tasty morsel


Right at the start of Covid, we released the 149.1. A new milestone for the SMWS in celebrating this already cult-following distillate. It was peated, youthful, and a great step in bringing this distillery to life. Fast forward to now, early 2024, and we’re super excited to bring the next instalment of this to members. Located on a remote peninsula bearing the same name, this cask is one of the older unpeated expressions, but has had a full maturation in a 1st fill ex-Pedro Ximinez Spanish oak sherry butt. Richly textural, sherried, and something to take on your next bush hike!

A pleasant soft vanilla aroma greeted the Panel before the scent of freshly cut pine trees, gentle spices and a hint of sea salt took centre stage. On a freshly tarred boat we then bit into a spicy tuna salad nori wrap with quinoa and avocado before treating ourselves to a slice of strawberry toffee tart. Following reduction, we discovered baked new potatoes with a seaweed mayonnaise dip. This was served with a ‘sparkling galliano’ cocktail of grenadine juice, Galliano and champagne in a flute garnished with a cucumber slice. Creamy, salty and sweet on the palate with a floral fragrance, this was truly a tasty morsel.

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