3rd SMWS Outturn May 2022 goes live on Friday 20th May 2022
Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits – 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 Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits May 2022 outturn has to offer. The 3rd SMWS May 2022 outturn is released on Friday 20th May 2022.
See below the full list of bottles being released for the 3rd SMWS May 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 April 2022 outturn).
Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits SMWS Outturn May 2022 bottles below:
36.188 – That Floated Our Boat!
55.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £70.30
On pouring and swirling round the glass, we noticed lovely beading and slow moving legs, if those sorts of things float your boat! The aromas on the nose were of kirsch, cocoa powder, pastel de nata and blood orange posset. To taste, sweet and earthy, dry yet bittersweet like a raspberry dark chocolate ripple cake (with a high cocoa content). Water released a dark fruit fragranced oil scent… read more
41.151 – A Sip of Night
60.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 15yo ~ Speyside ~ £83.20
The neat nose brimmed with toffee apples, lemon verbena, gooseberry tart, dates, sultana, leather and tobacco. Slices of Battenberg cake, flapjack, chocolate sauce and fruit loaf. Some water opened everything up nicely and brought creme caramel, winter spices, crystallised ginger, cured game meats and fennel seed. Aromatic and wonderfully heady and complex. The mouth was full of leafy earthiness, dark chocolate, hardwood resins, paprika, black miso and balsamic vinegar…read more
44.153 – Curiously Crazy!
59.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-PX Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Speyside ~ £76.20
Nosing neat, memories came flooding back of ginger nut biscuits, black bun and yet another Scottish fruit cake, the Selkirk Bannock, alongside rum baba and blackstrap molasses. Nothing could prepare us for the taste which was oily and tarry like a fiery Indian black bean curry or spareribs in black pepper sauce. We reached for the water but could still feel the heat, habanero spiced Spanish style rum… read more
63.81 – Petrichor Galore
66.3% ~ 1st Fill Spanis Oak Ex-Oloroso Butt ~ 9yo ~ Speyside ~ £53.20
The initial nose was enticingly lean, clean and spicy! Abundant notes of warm rye bread with dark fruit chutneys, tamarind, blood orange marmalade and tangerine peel. Also game meats, lanolin and freshly brewed espresso. Water brought wet leaves, mossy freshness and petrichor. Hints of Baileys in hot cocoa, old leather, caraway and toasted walnuts. The palate was prickling with the heat of hot chilli and lime pickle…read more
66.216 – Carousing Round The Fire Pit
59.8% ~ 1st Fill Ex-PX Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Highland ~ £76.20
After 12 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into a first-fill American oak PX hogshead. Carousing round the fire pit, we smelled toasted marshmallows, bangers, smouldering twigs, fire-warmed leather shoes and crème brulée. Smoke teased the palate but the cask’s dark sweetness dominated – raisins, dates and chocolate-dipped cherries, Moffat toffees and sherry…read more
68.51 – Sacher Torte and Simnel Cake
53.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Highland ~ £68.10
The aroma was earthy and very old with a surprisingly fresh, fruity scent as we imagined a dunnage warehouse storing fresh strawberries, pears and blueberries in wooden crates. The unreduced palate was unbelievably mellow and chocolatey just like a classic Viennese Sacher Torte made with layers of chocolate, apricot preserve and a shiny chocolate mirror glaze finish. Diluted, an antique solid oak writing bureau desk and a silver inkwell…read more
134.8 – Spice Up Your Life!
60.2% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 5yo ~ Goa, India ~ £145.00
We were immediately transported to Chandni Chowk in the heart of old Delhi with stalls full of spices, dried fruits, silver jewellery and vividly coloured Indian saris. On the palate neat we discovered plenty of cloves, cinnamon, dates, figs and nuts leaving us with an incredibly rich mouthfeel similar to eating halva. With the addition of water aromas of vanilla pods, liquorice, sweet candy, Turkish delight next to pipe tobacco…read more
93 – Changes Faster Than A Chameleon
59.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Campbeltown ~ £58.00
A fascinating aroma awaited us; each time we went back it changed! To mention just a few – aniseed, Himalayan salt, lemon grass essential oil, seaside swimming pool, Marie Rose sauce and extra virgin rapeseed oil. The taste neat ranged from cough mixture over salted caramel lime chocolate to crispy squid and prawns in a sweet chilli sauce. The addition of water released the scent of cranberry-pistachio white chocolate bark with sea salt as well as arugula salad with olive oil…read more
5.101 – Banana Pepper
56.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Lowland ~ £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
26.200 – Oranges On Our Mind
61.3% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Highland ~ £58.70
Somehow, we felt like we’d been tango’d – orange liqueur, orange wine, orange rind diffuser and orange jellybeans before notes of butterscotch and banana bread appeared. Spicier to taste than we all expected. More of a slap then a kiss, but then also a lovely sweetness like jalebi, crisp orange squiggles soaked in sugar syrup and spiked with cardamom and saffron. With water, a chutney or jam made from Cape gooseberries appeared, while to taste there was the freshness and juiciness of a mango and passion fruit salad with lime sorbet and pomegranate seeds…read more
72.110 – Boozy Cherry Clafoutis
55.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £63.90
The nose suggested digging pink wafers into traditional, old style vanilla ice-cream and golden syrup drizzled over fresh baked cherry clafoutis. The palate kicked off with intense confectionery sweetness – foamy bananas and clotted cream fudge, then jam roly poly, fig rolls and cherries macerated in alcohol; the finish warmed our mouths with woody spice. Water certainly added complexity to the nose – we identified hazelnuts, halva, sweet putty and orange oil, fresh laundry…read more