Scotch Malt Whisky Society “July Previews: A Tropical Market” – Scotch Whisky News

July Previews: A Tropical Market
Browse the stalls: see the fish gleaming, smell the fragrant spices, squeeze the ripe fruit. With 4 preview releases and 1 much loved grain cask newly available by the bottle, there’s something for everyone here…

7.87 A tropical Market
27yo Refill ex-bourbon hogshead High Panel Score!
Speyside Lossie, £88.30
Pulpy, over-ripe fruits (Ogen melon, pears, peaches); toffee apples (and their sticks); custard creams, carrot cake, caramel biscuits, baklava, then spice drawer with powdered ginger. A creamy texture; a sweet start and a tart finish… Buy

35.93  Wimbledon final dram
17yo First fill ex-bourbon barrel                  Low Outturn!
Speyside Lossie, £62.50
The fascinating nose offered toffee, soft caramel, marshmallows and Turkish delight, then sherbet lemons, resinous wood, oranges and oil-painted canvases; beautiful spices wafted throughout (paprika, chilli, clove, aniseed, Liquorice Allsorts). The intensely toothsome palate had a Wimbledon final volley going on… Buy

3.204  A 1950s seaside scene
24yo Refill ex-bourbon hogshead
Islay, £86.10
The nose evoked a 1950’s seaside scene – American Cream Soda, ice-cream with monkey’s blood, cigarette packets, stretchy bandages, lobster shells, charcoal smoke and sea air. The palate’s perfume (lavender, parma violets, pot-pourri, lemon) counterpointed burnt heather, liquorice allsorts, aniseed balls…  Buy

127.32  A manly dram
10yo Refill ex-bourbon barrel
Islay, £55.50
We enjoyed unravelling this nose – medicinal, tarry, kippers, big smoke, creosote, pine cones, harbours, caramelised parsnips, soor plooms, burnt toast, seared scallops, smoked vanilla, etc. The palate was a whopping, stomach-coating assault of tiger balm, tar, smoke, ash, embers…  Buy

Now available online by the bottle!

G7.5  Smoky Werthers Original
28yo Refill ex-bourbon barrel
Single Cask Grain Whisky, £75.20
The Panel found themselves transported into a very old and dusty Antiques shop with old wooden floors and big wooden furniture, with lots of brassy and leathery aromas as well as the sweet coal smoke of a distant fire in the air. Fruity and sweet notes slowly appearing, Newberry fruit jellies, Eccles cake… Buy

JUNE OFFERS: Last chance to snap them up

June TRIO: 7.85, 35.90 & 3.207 for only £169
24 available… Buy
June PAIR: 30.76 & 3.207 for only £115
30 available… Buy

Browse June Outturn

*3.207 is exclusive to our June offers

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 for your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers.

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