2nd SMWS Outturn July 2022 goes live on Friday 22nd July 2022
Sunny Summer Sale – 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 Sunny Summer Sale July 2022 outturn has to offer. The 2nd SMWS July 2022 outturn is released on Friday 22nd July 2022.
See below the full list of bottles being released for the 2nd 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).
Sunny Summer Sale SMWS Outturn July 2022 bottles below:
63.3% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside ~ £55.00
The nose – mm – sharp, fresh, vibrant and head-clearing – candied lemon, damson liqueur, cassia bark and charred oak. The palate is fruity, herbal and interesting – loadsa lemon (lemonade, lemon curd, verbena) and honey; then burnt twigs and star anise to finish. On the reduced nose, lemon zest is tossed around with mixed herbs (including basil and thyme) and scattered over the grass – a bright, breezy botanical beast with hints of sucked butterscotch and Murray mints. The palate now includes sweet hay, freeze dried strawberries, vanilla and macadamia nuts – a bit more multi-dimensional than before; the finish discovers ginger, chilli and white pepper... read more
55.3% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Lowlands ~ £90.00
The initial nose was ridden with creamy vanilla custard and ripe yellow fruits. Lots of plums, mushy banana, sultanas, fresh parsley and citrus curds. Some pineapple chunks dooked in fizzy sherbet. With water we found pine cones and wood saps, along with mossy tree bark, quince jelly and dried papaya. The palate opened leisurely with ripe pineapple, gooseberry tart, orange flapjack and then light medicinal tones such as cherry throat sweets and Bonjella. Reduction brought out leather aspects, white pepper, spiced plum wine, orange travel sweets and touches of spearmint... read more
56.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Lowlands ~ £100.80
We all came up with descriptors which were yellow such as lemon bonbons, apricot wine, pineapple tarts, hay, marigold and stem ginger. On the palate, almond oil, sheets of marzipan, candied hazelnuts, summer fruit cordial and those chewy sweet lemon bonbons, which have a surprising spicy centre. Following reduction, the yellow theme was still there, but now in the form of a banana milkshake and a lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. To taste we found key lime cream puffs, fizzy love heart sweets, toffee apples coated in candied fennel seeds and salt and pepper flavoured banana chips in the finish... read more
54.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Highland ~ £100.80
The neat nose brimmed with a juicy, exotic waxiness. Old school and immediately seductive with bags of overripe green and garden fruits on display. We also noted exotic fruit teas, wood resins, dried mango and lemon verbena. Gorgeous! With water it opened to reveal lemon cough drops, hessian, coal dust, metal polish, camphor, chalk and dried wild flowers. A truly aromatic highland style dram. The palate was straight away full of resinous exotic fruits, hardwood polish, thick waxiness, mineral oils, sooty notes and camphor. Water revealed pollens, dried herbs, citronella wax and plump, overripe exotic fruits. All delivered on an outstandingly oily and fatty texture... read more
61.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 17yo ~ Speyside ~ £75.00
With time and patience the nose discovers blackberry pie with nutmeg and cinnamon-sprinkled custard, chocolate-dipped candied orange, brandy snaps and old red roses lying on polished wood. The palate has marrons glacés, coffee creams and marzipan lebkuchen; then the finish warms up with crystallized ginger, hints of wood, whispers of leather and wasabi tingles. The reduced nose finds walnut cake and Topic bars (hazelnut, chocolate and caramel), freshly baked crumbles, toffee, fig and wood – secret snacks in a wardrobe perhaps? The palate becomes fruitier – peach, pear and pomegranate, jam tarts, berry granola and Anton Berg plum and Madeira chocolates... read more
58.1% ~ 1st Ex-PX Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £69.60
We remarked on the shiny auburn colour as one panellist dreamed of driving an original Porsche 911, complete with leather upholstery, wooden dashboard and steering wheel with aluminium poles. The taste came as a slight surprise, dark – but not pitch black – like Pontefract cake with hints of tar and ash. We felt even more startled after the addition of water. One comment was “wacky” while another described it as “baby back ribs with a chocolate barbeque sauce”. On the palate a grape salsa emerged which was sweet and savoury with just a hint of spice – most unusual. Following nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill American oak PX hogshead... read more
59.7% ~ 1st Ex-PX Barrel ~ 14yo ~ Speyside ~ £71.70
A familiar amalgamation of raisins, sultanas and walnuts huddled within a heavy fruitcake that was firmly pinned down by a thick wedge of marzipan. Then lighter notes of jasmine, heather and peach and apple crumble joyfully skipped over marmalade and linseed oil. The palate was heavy and rich with treacle, molasses and navy rum mixed with strong black tea and fresh figs. Water opened up cereal note dimensions and allowed roses, marshmallows and cashew nuts to join toasted rye bread and sweet biscuits. Green herbal flavours laced the palate with woody spices that danced alongside mango chutney, star anise and cinnamon. After spending 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 1st fill PX hogshead for the remainder of its maturation... read more
59.0% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Ruby Port Barrique ~ 9yo ~ Wales ~ £82.00
The initial nose brought to mind mint chewing gum, dipped in bramble cassis and smooshed into a jar of high ester rum. We also noted poached plums, cherry calpol, cranberry jam and ruby port with cocktail bitters. Mad and a lot of fun. With water we found pure aged crusted port, treacle sponge cake, herbal pipe tobacco, ginger wine and dandelion and burdock. The neat palate was all on blackjack chews, liquorice liqueur, blood orange sorbet, bubblegum and strawberry foam sweets. Syrupy, stick and profusely fruity. With water we found red fruit medicines, cherry Geuze beers, cheap strawberry jam, rhubarb preserve and figs stewed in Armagnac. Matured in a bourbon hogshead for 2 years before transfer to a 1st fill ruby port barrique... read more