SMWS Outturn August 2022 goes live on Friday 26th August 2022
Adventures Ahoy! – 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 Adventures Ahoy! 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).
Adventures Ahoy! SMWS Outturn August 2022 bottles below:
58% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Highland ~ £66.30
Initially aromas of green malt piled in an old barn joined the spicy fruit of scotch bonnet chillies and the oily sweetness of marzipan. However, the palate launched a peat bomb that morphed through medicinal camphor and aniseed flavours and towards cedar wood and green leaf tannins with hints of clean earth. A few drops of water beckoned the waves to crash over rock pools and freshly prepared seafood with sliced lemon, before extinguishing bonfires and only stopping when the surf butted against mountains of fresh turfs of peat. Herbal notes now embraced rosemary and marjoram with salted caramel, lemon posset and salt and pepper squid to finish… read more
60.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Campbeltown ~ £64.00
A sense of soft medical embrocations, seawater and pickled grapefruit emerged on the initial nose. We also found fermenting lemons, muddled mint leaves, metal polish and puffer smoke. Briny fishing harbours came to mind. Water brought out rather precise notes of cough medicine, bath salts and funkier, more farmyard touches like goat salami, cheese rinds and roast parsnip. The neat palate was extremely sharp and focussed on pure medicines and saltiness. Antiseptic, herbal mouthwash and gentian eau de vie. With reduction we found malt vinegar doused chips, pickled onion crisps, tarragon, iodine and capers in lemon juice... read more
57.1% ~ 1st Fill #3 Char Barrel ~ 6yo ~ Taiwan ~ £88.74
The cask had the upper hand here initially we thought. It opened with notes of smoked pencil shavings, graphite oil and natural tar. Then herbal-scented embrocations, bacon frazzles and extra salty pork scratchings. Wee leathery and camphory touches emerged over time. Water brought out frying pancetta, charcoal embers, chamois leather, TCP and smoked mint. The palate when neat was riddled with smoked and cured meats. Hot paprika, anchovy paste, olive tapenade, wormwood and smoked peppercorns. Reduction brought more herbal complexity, wild garlic, iodine drops, wood varnish and Elastoplast. Hints of kerosine, Cajun spices and hot coals... read more
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
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. Previously matured in a bourbon hogshead for 12 years before transfer to a 1st fill American oak PX hogshead… read more
66.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Highland ~ £55.00
A lovely, elegant initial aroma of gently smoked olive oil, soft sea air, medicinal embrocations, gauze, mineral oils, old shoe leather and rich notes of camphor, hessian and heather ale. With water we got lemon verbena, wormwood, crushed ivy, heather flowers and bitter ales. A crisp thread of wood smoke in the background added complexity. The neat palate was full of soft, unfurling peat smoke. Then pickled lemons in brine, anchovy paste, sardines in olive oil, the peat always growing thicker and louder. Wonderfully heathery, herbal and with lovely notes f aniseed, grapefruit and seawater. Reduction brought everything together in perfect balance: peat, seawater, citrus fruits, heather and herbal medicines. At 5years of age, we combined selected casks from the same distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks… read more