1st SMWS Outturn July 2022

1st SMWS Outturn July 2022 goes live on Friday 1st July 2022

Ride The Flavour Wave – The Scotch Malt Whisky Society release (outturn) several single cask bottlings of Scotch, Whisk(e)y, Rum and Gin, to name a few, usually on the first Friday of every month. Below is a full list of what the SMWS Ride The Flavour Wave July 2022 outturn has to offer. The 1st SMWS July 2022 outturn is released on Friday 1st July 2022.

See below the full list of bottles being released for the 1st SMWS July 2022 outturn. (Don’t worry you can join the SMWS here) but be quick several of the bottlings sell out as quickly as the day they are released.

(here is a quick link to last months SMWS Outturn: SMWS June 2022 outturn).

Ride The Flavour Wave SMWS Outturn July 2022 bottles below:

73.136 – Uplifting Vibe

61.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £61.20

The nose delivered an uplifting vibe – we imagined shafts of sunlight playing through fluffy clouds onto heathery hillsides sloping down to the springtime machair and the beach beyond – additional aromas of grass, haylofts, sweet nettle tea, nuts, rusks and digestive biscuits suggested a rather unusual picnic – definitely a fresh, outdoor dram. The palate somehow combined creaminess with sharper tingly sensations – creamed coconut and orange zest, stewed apples and custard, butter icing on cakes washed down with cloudy lemonade; it was further complicated by floral, nutty and chalky flavours and a mildly spicy finish of ground ginger and white pepper… read more

138.13 – Come Eat Me With A Spoon…

57% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 6yo ~ Taiwan ~ £93.80

We found a rich and enticing aroma full of spiced rosewater, red chilli, treacle pudding and red liquorice. Sweet, vibrant and with a sense of textural richness. In time we noted passionflower, nutmeg, exotic fruit teas and flower honey. A superb complexity. With water we got peaches and cream, molten marshmallow, new leather, precious hardwoods and a myriad display of roots and herbs. The palate when neat displayed a superbly rich, textural weight and sweetness. Runny honey, barley sugars, young dessert wines, custard and marzipan. Water brought out banana bread, cough medicine, fruit syrups, tinned exotic fruit salad, bubble-gum and pollens… read more

64.129 – Toffee Coffee

58.3% ~ 1st Fill Custom Toasted European and American Oak Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £65.90

An intriguing medicinal note to start with, which was followed by a delicate wood smoke like roasting marshmallows over a campfire. On the palate we found blowtorched pineapple cubes and barbequed bananas wrapped in silver foil. Then, coconut ice cream with almonds, pecans and walnuts. Water added to the medicinal theme with Victory V lozenges, VapoRub and tiger balm on the nose followed by an oily and creamy mouthfeel. Perhaps a toffee coffee or a lemon syllabub, with a distinct flowery finish of lavender shortbread. Following nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill custom toasted oak hogshead… read more

1.268 – Playful And Teasing

58.3% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £61.20

A playful nose – wedding cake, bucks fizz and melon boats, then a jogger runs past, wearing perfume and new trainers and chewing bubblegum. The palate starts with craft cola, glacé cherries and vanilla, but the playfulness becomes more spice-driven – Oddfellows, root beer, cinnamon apple crumble and clove. The reduced nose has candied orange and lemon slices, Edinburgh rock, ripe fig drizzled with balsamic and a new tweed jacket with a hint of cigar smoke. The reduced palate has a teasing (still playful) mouthfeel – grape skins, fruit leathers, gooseberry jam; easy on the water though… read more

4.323 – Chalky Charmer

60.8% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Highland ~ £69.30

A traipse along the shoreline with coastal greenery, white flowers, chalky pebbles and flint smoke. Crystalline, pure and very fresh. Water brought gutsier notes of tugboat exhaust, Fisherman’s Friends and root beer. Also touches of iodine, lanolin and smoked sea salt. The palate opened with this very typical soft, herbal peat smoke along with old style cough medicines, cured white fish, Twiglets and aniseed balls. Reduction brought dried white flowers, samphire in salty butter, drying kelp, green olives and distant, trailing peat smoke. At 9 years of age, we combined selected casks from the same distillery… read more

7.297 – Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood

56% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £69.60

The nose – well, ‘two roads diverged in a yellow wood’ – chocolate Swiss roll, Demerara, parma violets and cherries with crème anglaise to the left – and bran flakes, wicker baskets, mahogany wood and Imperial Leather soap to the right. On the palate, the left road was bourbon biscuits, fudge, sherbet lemons and plum sauce; turn right for chewing twigs, star anise and Fisherman’s Friends. The reduced nose counterpointed waffle cones and pistachio macarons against Weetabix, ladies handbags and antique furniture. The palate now found coffee matchmakers and crystallised orange slices dipped in chocolate, then a finish of clove, nutmeg, chilli and ginger… read more

16.66 – Succumb To Smoke

64.7% ~ Refill Re-Charred Hogshead ~ 8yo ~ Highland ~ £54.00

Did someone throw oranges and/or fir tree branches onto the bonfire? Is someone melting brown sugar in a very old pan or lighting a sea breeze scented candle? On the palate neat, a sweet, dark and fruity smokiness, like roasted plums at first followed by a peaty potpourri, oak shavings and beef biltong sticks. Water moved us into an alpine lodge where we started a log fire with some wood wool firelighters and took off our retro winter woolly jumpers to enjoy a smoky heather ale or a German Rauchbier. Sweet, smoky, malty and a toasted long finish… read more

38.35 – Hibiscus Tea Beneath A Mango Tree

50.7% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 25yo ~ Speyside ~ £54.00

Did someone throw oranges and/or fir tree branches onto the bonfire? Is someone melting brown sugar in a very old pan or lighting a sea breeze scented candle? On the palate neat, a sweet, dark and fruity smokiness, like roasted plums at first followed by a peaty potpourri, oak shavings and beef biltong sticks. Water moved us into an alpine lodge where we started a log fire with some wood wool firelighters and took off our retro winter woolly jumpers to enjoy a smoky heather ale or a German Rauchbier. Sweet, smoky, malty and a toasted long finish… read more

39.245 – A Blaze Of Yellow

61% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

A soft and creamy aroma reminded the panel of fresh fluffy towels washed in fabric softener, marigold and comfrey hand cream as well as Chantilly cream and peaches. On the palate we scooped out segments of juicy grapefruit with plenty of demerara sugar and popped them into our mouth – refreshing, sweet and slightly tart. Following reduction, the scent was like a blaze of yellow from meadow buttercups surrounded by berry-laden hedges, as we chewed on zesty orange and elderflower flavoured gum before we enjoyed pineapple ice cream, blood orange sorbet and a mango lassi… read more

48.149 – Flamenco Dancer Spilled His Sherry

58% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Px Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Speyside ~ £59.70

After nine years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into a first-fill American oak PX hogshead. The nose offered toffee, pastel de nata and gingerbread, maple syruped bacon, pipe dottles and leather boots dancing on a wooden floor. The palate combined maple candies, syrupy pancakes and orange marmalade on toast with sherry-soaked raisins and dates in a fruit cake; chilli flakes and dark chocolate to finish. The reduced nose encountered blackcurrant leaves and cherry blossom, crystallised oranges dipped in chocolate, Norwegian salt liquorice and dark sherry spilled on wood. The palate now offered bacon rolls, black bun and desiccated coconut, with pickled ginger on the finish… read more

53.409 – The Naked Truth – Puzzling Delightful

59.2% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Islay ~ £70.30

We all felt we couldn’t get any closer to the naked truth of what that spirit was like – savoury aromas of fresh extra virgin olive oil infused with smoky olive wood aromas which we then stirred into a chowder. To drink we had a Conditum Paradoxum, an ancient Roman spiced wine with honey, pepper, mastic, laurel, saffron and dates, all we needed to add was smoke, plenty of smoke. We certainly got that following the addition of water with burning hay, a pine forest on fire and pre-harvest, the burning sugar cane fields. On the palate petrolic, oily, and smoky with the redeeming sweetness of white Rhum Agricole from Martinique... read more

55.73 – Stone Fruit Tartlets

58.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Px Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £76.50

An almost bashful aroma on the neat nose, reluctant to draw attention to itself. However, we picked out a delicate chocolatey whiff like walking past a hot chocolate with marshmallows and a mango-mint salsa. We were all eager to give it a try and we were not disappointed! Roasted plums, pears poached in red wine and now a spiced chai latte. Water released a sweet nutty stone fruit tartlet and a delicious bowl full of summer fruits with yoghurt, honey and nutty granola. Following nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead... read more

66.220 – A Neanderthal’s Knapsack

60.3% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Px Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Highland ~ £83.80

Two forces collide here: the rugged distillate with the richly fruited sherry. Initial aromas suggested burnt orange peel, yeast and malt extracts, smoked ham, game salami and things like natural tar extract, bonfire embers and coal dust. With reduction we found putty, hickory smoke, a more grubby sootiness and deep notes of turmeric, animal furs and engine oils. In the mouth this was evidently a big and serious dram. We found brown sauce, salted liquorice, wood ashes, camphor, bitter dark chocolate and a lovely collision of peat and sherry. With water there was cured venison, olive breads, umami paste, mineral oils and herbal-accented peat smoke... read more

68.87 – Gooey, Nutty And Buttery

57.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Px Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Highland ~ £71.70

We imagined poaching pears in a red wine sauce as well as preparing a cranberry, orange and Port reduction enjoyed over turkey or with cheese. Silky smooth on the neat palate, like hoisin and plum-glazed ham to start but then followed by nutty buttery spiced apples on toast. After we added a drop of water, we poured ourselves either a heather ale or a glass of Amontillado Sherry with those typical flavours of orange peel, dried apricots, vanilla, honey, hints of marzipan as well as almonds and toasted hazelnuts. Following eleven years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill American oak PX hogshead... read more

100.37 – Ale And Tea

58.1% ~ 2nd Fill Charred Red Wine Barrique ~ 11yo ~ Speyside ~ £61.70

A rich and earthy aroma up front, one which incorporated honey roast parsnips, mead, cherry bakewell tart, chopped hazelnuts, ground ginger, green peppercorns and red wine reduction. Water brought out dried mint, menthol tobacco, aged pinot noir, red fruit teas, bramble jam and rhubarb crumble with custard. The neat palate displayed a big up front hit of aged ruby ale, then poached plums, ginger wine, all-bran with icing sugar, sticky Australian dessert wines, camphor and plum sauce. Reduction brought notes of hawthorne, wild strawberry, jasmine tea, prune eau de vie and liquorice. Matured for 9 years in a bourbon hogshead before transfer to a 2nd fill charred red wine barrique... read more

108.52 – Beef Stew Barbeque

62.6% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

We could smell a floral fragrant peat smoke with some marshmallow dust while we threw a couple of pinecones into the fire, closed our eyes and heard the crackling. On the palate neat a lot more earthy and spicy than what the nose suggested with stripped twigs dipped into a spicy barbeque sauce, marmite on heavily burnt toast as well as chocolate covered in ash. Following reduction a herbal, warm and inviting aroma emerged, possibly from within a pine forest by the sea, as we started a barbeque of a slow roasting beef stew and a Spanish seafood paella with all the natural sweetness and finally the added smoke flavour of grilled apple parfait... read more

112.105 – Autumn Gold To Ease The Soul

61.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Highland ~ £57.00

There was an autumnal feel to the nose – roasting chestnuts, pumpkin pie with cinnamon, clove-studded orange and gingerbread men – but some confectionery too (foamy bananas, rainbow drops, Haribo Tangfastics). The palate gave us tangy mouth tingles from exotic fruit skins and lemon and lime sweets, then sweeter notes of sugary donuts and millionaire shortbread; chilli heat to finish. Apart from some clean wood and a lick of paint, the reduced nose was mainly fruity – gooseberry, strawberry, blackcurrant, banana split and baked apple. The palate was now lip-smackingly juicy and tart – key lime pie, fruit gums, star-fruit, apple slices and rhubarb crumble... read more

113.64 – Caramel Candies And Caraway Kummel

58.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

A curious nose – dried marigolds and plum sauce, banana loaf, caramel candies and toffee popcorn, then Beech-nut chewing gum and cigars in a barber shop. The palate was sweet but interesting – Stollen, ginger snaps, sugar-coated fennel seeds and Mexican hot chocolate with chilli and cinnamon – before tobacco, cumin and mace dried the finish. The reduced nose supplied lemon grass, splintered pine and hazelnut shells, salted nuts, linoleum and polished shoes walking over new carpets. The palate combined sweetness (vanilla custard over apple and bramble crumble, apricot Danish and dates) with a mouth-drying finish of rosemary, sage, caraway Kummel and liquorice allsorts... read more

135.46 – In Case Of Apocalypse: Break Seal

61.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland ~ £49.00

Immediately massive and ‘in yer face’! The panel swiftly noted such things as floor cleaner, hospital corridors, industrial fishing wellies, seawater, engine grease, posh caviar, hot steel wool and malt vinegar mixed with aniseed distillate. Mental stuff! With water we got pin-sharp medicines, oily sheep wool, gentian eau de vie, German rauchbier and cask strength Mezcal. The neat palate was like a descending fog of pure peat smoke. We were lost in a kiln, stumbling about between curls of blue peat smoke. Add to that olive tapenade, smoked olive oil and dirty martini juices. Reduction brought cask char bobbing in smoked limoncello, camphor, tar buckets, roof pitch, brine and burning fir wood... read more

All Shook Up Case

93.184 A curiosity to say the least! | Oily & Coastal
94.24 Chilli chunky chips | Spicy & Sweet
66.210 Mudpie | Peated
115.25 Wood chips in a fruit bowl | Juicy, Oak & Vanilla
26.196 Comfort and joy | Sweet, Fruity & Mellow
73.135 Cutting logs with a daisy chain | Spicy & Dry

Shake up your summer and take your whisky to the next level with this spectacular case of six single cask bottlings. Featuring full on flavours that are perfect for a summer tipple. With mango chilli sauce, vanilla ice-cream, green apple and mint to chopped tomatoes, smoky porridge and smouldering dried herbs, the array of flavours these bottles offer is never-ending….read more

Summer Serve Pair

93.184 A curiosity to say the least! | Oily & Coastal
26.196 Comfort and joy | Sweet, Fruity & Mellow

With summer upon us our thoughts are turning to warmer days, gentle breezes and new flavour experiences. With Cask No. 93.184 you are transported to a tea party full of wonderful concoctions from cheese and pickle sandwiches, mascarpone cake followed by baked feta pasta with olives and capers – curiously enticing! Cask No. 26.199 will bring you to a Sicilian lemon grove with magnolia trees in full bloom. Delicate flavours of fresh ginger, champagne garnished with cranberries and elderflower grace your glass. Full of alluring flavours, both these whiskies bring a taste of summer in their own special way…..read more

Curiosier & Curiosier Trio

93.184 A curiosity to say the least! | Oily & Coastal
66.210 Mudpie | Peated

55.64 Vibrant and thermogenic | Spicy & Sweet

Leave behind your preconceptions and open your mind this summer to a diverse world of flavour. Demonstrating the diversity of the single cask, each bottling in this trio is matured in bourbon wood but showcases a full spectrum of flavours. From banana and white chocolate madeira cake, smoked limoncello with poster paints to cheese and pickle sandwiches. These three single casks will take you on a boundless journey of flavour discovery, delighting the senses along the way……read more