Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.117 “Smoky, salty, sweet porridge”

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This is yet another continuation of my ongoing series that I’m calling “Scotch Malts, Wife’s Selection”, in which my wife goes through my backlog of SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society) samples that I haven’t reviewed yet, pours them blind, and then I review it blind.

Growing up, I was lucky enough to be part of families that prized simple recipes. So for breakfast I was used to having porridge that was made from oats, milk, and maybe some maple syrup.

Yes, I grew up in a Norman Rockwell wet dream. At least when it came to food.

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So when Bunnahabhain SMWS 10.117 “Smoky, salty, sweet porridge” came out, it was a no brainer. No, my mother didn’t make a smoky, or salty porridge. That would have been odd to feed a child that. Why would you even ask that?


Your odd choice of breakfast items for children behind us now (you think about what you’ve done), there have recently been some chefs who play with the flavours in porridge. And while they certainly aren’t for kids, the adults who have them have been enjoying them quite a bit.

So this is a young, peated Bunnahabhain aged with no sherry influence whatsoever. An odd dram to have, and one I’ve been trying to have more of as this year starts off (I’m a tad behind). So let’s see how this tastes, shall we?

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