Ironic that somebody should mention Caol Ila and the SMWS in the same sentence, tonight I had some of my SMWS 53.55, distilled Oct 1993 and bottled June 2002, an eight year old and at 59.9% ABV. The little note on the bottle says "Tomato puree, soap and cordite" !!!! I have not detected any of the tomato puree or the soap but it's a real cracker none the less. Light golden color, lots of peat and promise on the nose and it explodes in the mouth leaving peat and peat and peat.
A good whisky for winter.
I've been chewing on the finish for the last 45 minutes, almost like the taste of wet burnt match heads, that must be the cordite they refered to on the bottle. It just doesn't want to end, amazing.