3rd SMWS Outturn November 2022 goes live on Friday 25th November 2022
Colourful Golden Characters – 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 2nd SMWS Colourful Golden Characters November 2022 outturn has to offer. The 3rd SMWS November 2022 outturn is released on Friday 25th November 2022.
See below the full list of bottles being released for the 3rd SMWS November 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 month’s SMWS Outturn: SMWS October 2022 outturn).
Colourful Golden Characters 3rd SMWS Outturn November 2022 bottles below:
57.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £64.30
The peppery tingle of rye-heavy bourbon merged with sweet toffee, juicy fruit sweets and sticky barbecue glaze with a squeeze of lime in cloudy apple juice. The citrus zing developed into margarita cocktails on the palate and whisky sours balancing the sweetness of butter biscuits and creamy porridge with lime pith and liquorice. Adding water placed a dollop of marmalade on the porridge before cloudy lemonade and key lime pie complemented lime zest chocolate. Then creamy coconut coated the mouth along with thick-cut ginger marmalade and citrus skin dusted with icing sugar to give a bitter-sweet finish... read more
62.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Highland ~ £72.90
We played on a driftwood raft, enjoyed the salt residue and sun on our skin, aware of rock pools, sand dunes and distant heather moor-burn. Incense smoke teased our tongues, vying with heather honey, seared scallops and toasted marshmallows; strong menthol lozenges, liquorice and chilli to finish. Clove-studded orange, ginger snaps, treacle scones, rye bread and lapsang souchong arrived on the reduced nose. The palate was like eating chocolate cake and parmesan crisps by a beach bonfire, with hints of seaweed ash following. At eight years of age, we combined selected casks from this distillery and returned the single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks... read more
64.2% ~ Re-Fill Re-Charred Hogshead ~ 8yo ~ Highland ~ £54.00
The initial nose suggested to us charred Twiglets, bonfire embers, freshly storm-tossed seaweed, smouldering pine cones, roof pitch and game salami with hot smoked paprika. A big, gutsy and immensely hot and spicy peat monster. Further nosing suggested English mustard powder and Piccalilli. Reduction brought more things like camphor, petrol, smouldering peat fires, hot smoked bacon and chilli oil. The neat palate was awash with spicy brown sauce, raw barley drizzled with iodine, graphite oils, peat soot and smoky BBQ sauce. Reduction added freshly grated horseradish, smoked mint, coal scuttles, hot metal polish, aniseed distillate and mercurochrome. A shining bright and superbly boisterous wee dram… read more
55.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-PX American Oak Hogshead ~ 16yo ~ Speyside ~ £96.80
A German proverb says literally “the cherries in the neighbour’s garden always taste sweeter” (the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence). And those cherries were deep red, firm and juicy, so wonderfully sweet with a vibrant aftertaste. After reduction the aroma was of warm scones with cherry jam and clotted cream as we eat a cherry pie. Gretchen Peters, American singer and songwriter, sings “if heaven was a pie, it would be cherry, cool and sweet and heavy on the tongue” – this felt like heaven. Following 13 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a first fill American oak PX sherry hogshead… read more
65.1% ~ Refill Re-Charred Hogshead ~ 9yo ~ Highland ~ £57.00
The palate combined robust, grubby smoke with sweet heat – treacle toffee, liquorice, hot sauce and cinnamon biscotti, all eaten in a puffer’s engine room. The reduced nose suggested gammon steak with pineapple and prosciutto with melon, raisin fruitcake, dark rye crackers and tarry ropes in an old sailor’s chest. The palate now gave us cough drops, dried dates and French onion soup, bicycle inner tubes in a garden shed and “holding a spent firework in your teeth”… read more
60.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 15yo ~ Speyside ~ £74.90
Pomegranate and orange merged with dried apricots and raisins before heavier aromas of manuka honey, cocoa nibs and molasses mixed with strong black tea. Pastry notes of pain au raisins and chocolate sponge fingers arrived on the palate alongside custard and creme brulee topped with cinnamon and cloves. The sweet and rich character remained after adding water, but had now developed into demerara sugar, figs, plums and orange syrup. Fragrant turkish delight now emerged coated in thick chocolate and served with juicy dark fruits, vanilla pods and mulled wine spices with the light fragrance of pot pouri. Matured for 13 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before transfer to a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead… read more