Scotch Malt Whisky Society MAY UPDATE: TOP-PICKINGS – Scotch Whisky News

AA SMWS Summer


May’s Outturn caused quite a frenzy, with many of you snapping up our juicy, new single casks double-fast. With many bottles now sold out, we’ve put together some top-picks that are sure to give you a taste of summer.

Be sure to browse all our bottlings too, some treats are back online!

Light & delicate

26.110 Breakfast reverie £50.40

Fruit salad (banana, cherry, peach, guava) sprinkled with brown sugar, morning rolls, cornflakes, even bacon – all served on polished wood with flowers nearby – and a soft leather handbag too.

10yo, First-fill ex-bourbon barrel

Spicy & dry

36.85 Vitality balanced by maturity £87.20

Lots of fruit (Polo fruits, Jolly Ranchers, Chewits); some of it sweet and sour (lemon, lime, pineapple, sherbet, Tangfastics, rhubarb crumble) but all that bright attractiveness was balanced by cedar, pine, gingerbread, leather and light tobacco.

23yo, Second-fill ex-bourbon hogshead

Old & dignified

G7.8 Sweet seduction in a car wash £103.70

Polished leather and wood, chamois cloths, wax and T-cut – but sweetness rewarded their labours – marmalade on toast, caramel sauce, dark toffee, raisins, Demerara and Danish pastries – fruit salad, peppercorns and pine lent complexity

30yo single cask grain, Refill ex-bourbon hogshead

Juicy, oak & vanilla

46.31 Sniffing a bee’s knees £82.20

Toffee, caramel, Flumps, Tunnock’s Snowballs and carrot cake, but far from one-dimensional – it also had hessian, coconut, macadamias and insinuations of citrus.

22yo, Refill ex-bourbon hogshead

Lightly peated

3.223 Sweet, floral, perfumed smoke £101.60

Light peat smoke, stony beaches, balsa wood, first aid boxes, lavender soap and flowers on a bonfire; plus some sweeter aspects of cup-cakes, pineapple turnover and jelly beans.

24yo, Refill ex-bourbon hogshead

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ Contact: or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information 

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

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