Scotch Malt Whisky Society “August Previews: Compare and Contrast” – Scotch Whisky News

August Previews: Compare and Contrast  
You may have good reason to think that two Society drams will be similar, but this is the beauty of single cask whisky: despite matching regions, casks, ages or even distilleries, no two are alike. We’ve created an exceptional new Islay    pairing and picked two distinctive Speyside previews from the August Outturn to illustrate the point…

36.66  Springtime in a glass
10yo First fill ex-bourbon barrel
Speyside Spey, £44.10
The nose was light, even elusive, but we eventually discovered the fresh heart of it – grassy meadows, pear, crisp white wine, light candy, pine, strawberry tart, spring flowers, elderflower cordial, apples, heather and gorse – springtime in a glass; bright, floral and refreshingBuy

76.107  A Moroccan tagine
24yo Refill ex-bourbon hogshead
Speyside Spey, £79.00
A rich and meaty/fruity example of the famously rich make from Dufftown’s oldest distillery. The mellow first nose is of macerated dried fruits (dark cherries, raisins,  figs), edging towards fruit flan; behind this light wax (furniture polish), with cinnamon and nutmeg. The texture is big and mouth-coating; the taste both sweet and savouryBuy
NEW!  Two Faces of Islay Pair – only £125 
So similar on paper, yet so diferent to experience.

53.169  Invitation to a beach barbecue
18yo Refill ex-sherry butt
The nose invited us to a beach barbecue – bonfire smoke, pork ribs in BBQ sauce, over-toasted burger buns, brown sauce…  More

29.123  Hang-gliding over Islay
20yo Refill ex-sherry butt
On the nose, we found toffee, caramel, butterscotch, coconut, vanilla, snowdrops and even silverware cleaner – but no smoke…   More  

Last chance to snap up our July offers!

Doubles Game PAIR: 9.72 & 76.103 for £125
48 available… Buy

Grand Slam TRIO: 76.103, 64.47 & 29.138 for £179
40 available…  Buy

July CASE Offer: 4.177, 48.37, G1.11, 3.204 
9.72 & 76.103 for £329

2 available…  Buy 

Browse July Outturn
*76.103 is exclusive to our July offers
*64.47 is exclusive to our July Trio

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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