Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada June 2018 Outturn – Scotch Whisky News

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With summer almost upon us, June Outturn uplifts the spirits with a sparkling selection of emerald gems.  Surprise and delight the senses with seven new brilliant bottlings.

CASK NO. 37.98  A TRIFLE CITRUSY

15 years old; refill hogshead; 56.5%; Sweet, fruity & mellow

Lemon cheesecake and boozy trifle joined vanilla custard and elderflower cordial with a finish of Turkish delight and muscovado sugar.

CASK NO. 5.59  CHILI CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

16 years old; 1st fill charred red wine barrique; 58.2%; Spicy & sweet

This whisky, previously in a 2nd fill bourbon hogshead, had a peppery chilli heat neat, turning to cinnamon and apple hot cross buns with water.

CASK NO. 7.122  HOLY MOLEY!

25 years old; refill hogshead; 56.3%; Spicy & dry

A Manhattan cocktail alongside maple syrup and chocolate fondant pudding on the nose neat whilst sweet and spicy as well as thick and creamy on the palate. Diluted, aromas of chocolate marshmallows and blood orange and a remarkable experience to taste.

CASK NO. 107.13  ANDALUSIAN GAZPACHO

10 years old; refill Oloroso butt; 65%; Spicy & dry

SPEYSIDE FESTIVAL BOTTLING – SPECIAL LABEL!

ONE BOTTLE PER MEMBER

The engrossing scent of an Andalusian gazpacho followed by figs, almonds, dried fruits, olives and plenty of red wine made us all lick our lips to try it. Big, chewy and meaty!

CASK NO. 35.196  A MOROCCAN ‘SNAKE CAKE’

14 years old; refill Chardonnay barrique 58.2%; Deep, rich & dried fruits

Polished wood and a glass of well-aged Shiraz followed by orange olive oil cake. Diluted a little spicier and sweet nutty flavours developed.

CASK NO. 53.248  SLAPPED BY POSEIDON’S GLOVE

11 years old; refill hogshead; 56%; Lightly peated

ISLAY FESTIVAL BOTTLING – SPECIAL LABEL!

ONE BOTTLE PER MEMBER

Salty sea spray smacked the face like a slap from Poseidon’s glove. Smoke, thick tar and lobster nets permeated our senses and strong herbal notes stirred from the depths.

CASK NO. 3.308  A MARITIME MEANDER

13 years old; 2nd fill hogshead; 57.9%; Peated

ISLAY FESTIVAL BOTTLING – SPECIAL LABEL!

ONE BOTTLE PER MEMBER

A maritime meander by the seafood shack, beach bonfire burnt sticks and trawlers in the harbour led to lashings of smoke, ash and tar, burnt cork and salted liquorice – enough to satisfy the socks off any peat-freak.

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