3rd SMWS Outturn August 2022

SMWS Outturn August 2022 goes live on Friday 26th August 2022

Brilliant Berrylicious Malts – 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 Brilliant Berrylicious Malts August 2022 outturn has to offer. The SMWS August 2022 outturn is released on Friday 26th August 2022.

See below the full list of bottles being released for the SMWS August 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 July 2022 outturn).

Brilliant Berrylicious Malts SMWS Outturn August 2022 bottles below:

9.254 – Berrylicious Malty Assam Tea

56.7% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 14yo ~ Speyside ~ £72.60

We were served a hot mug of purple acacia and blueberry green tea to which we added honey, lemon and coconut oil syrup as we turned it into a bursting ‘berrylicious’ blend of an immune booster. The taste was very different with an ashy, creamy herbal spice note and even an additional teasing thread of savoury smoke made this truly an experience not to be missed. Diluted the tea turned into a pure Assam black tea with those typical earthy, musky and pleasingly punchy dry tannins, while on the palate again that hint of ashy herbal smoke sometimes found in rosemary roasted potatoes and parsnips... read more

19.73 – A Silky-Smooth Melody

53.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Highland ~ £100.80

A smooth, sweet melody greeted the panel of kumquat cake with an orange glaze and strawberry fudge as we crushed a geranium leaf between our fingers and picked up the scent of citrus and other fruits with a hint of spice and roses. On the palate we bit into a lemon bar – a buttery shortbread crust with a gooey, creamy, lemony filling on top. Following a drop of water, on the nose, sweet humbugs, dried cranberries, hibiscus and rosehip appeared, while to taste plenty of almonds, nougat and marzipan. The long finish was rounded and silky smooth combining the subtle sweetness of an orange with a menthol pine freshness... read more

6.58 – Red Swirl Lollipop In A Sidecar

65.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside ~ £49.80

When was the last time you had a large red swirl strawberry and cream flavoured lollipop? Well, that was exactly what we were reminded of as well as peppermint creams. On the palate multi-coloured sugar-coated liquorice sweets, aniseed balls, Fisherman’s friends and spiced cocoa coffee beans. There was certainly a lot going on and maybe a drop of water would calm things down a bit. And yes, it did indeed with aromas of elderflower, heather, pine needles as well as lemon and lime parfait. To taste we were back in retro-mode, who remembers that sweet and slightly tart cocktail called Sidecar?... read more

134.14 – Jamaica To India

58.4% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 5yo ~ India ~ £142.80

We felt there was a bit of West Indian flair in the air with Jamaican funky esters and plenty of spice – Chris Gayle playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL (Indian Premier League) scoring a fiery, fruity ton in 30 balls. At the break there was plenty of water but also triphala tea and a traditional pancake from the region of Goa called Alle Belle – a soft crepe-like outer layer filled with coconut and jaggery. There were also more familiar bits such as Jaffa cakes, satsumas, raspberry jam sponge cake and chocolate limes. Was that first ball bowled after tea a googly... read more

26.205 – A Calming Presence

61.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Highland ~ £58.60

Nosing this neat felt like a beautifully soft cashmere scarf was caressing our necks and keeping us warm as we walked along the beach on a cold, crisp morning. On the palate the scarf turned out to be a bit scratchier than we had initially thought, however still very pleasant and comforting like a smooth, sweet and spicy vanilla Chai black tea. Following reduction, we moved indoors and lit a candle with the soothing scent of palmarosa, lavender and ylang-ylang. The taste was honeydew melon balls with mint and ginger and rose hip syrup with homemade Scandinavian blackcurrant leaf cordial in the finish... read more

46.134 – A Water Sprite

58.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

A lemon freshness greeted the panel like pouring a traditional old fashioned Victorian lemonade next to baking lemon and thyme custard creams. On the palate we chewed sherbet lemons, those boiled sweets with a fizzy, zingy sherbet centre as well as enjoyed a lemon mousse with lemon and pink pepper shortbread. Water added on the nose wine gums, butterscotch, hazelnut fudge and profiteroles, yet always lurking in the background were cracked black pepper oatcakes. A clean, refreshing taste now reminded us of a lemon and lime flavoured soft drink named after a synonym for an elf, a fairy or indeed a Celtic spriggan... read more