SMWS Outturn April 2022

SMWS Outturn April 2022 goes live on Friday 1st April 2022

Easter Flavour Hunt – 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 Easter Flavour Hunt April 2022 outturn has to offer. The SMWS April 2022 outturn is released on Friday 1st April 2022.

See below the full list of bottles being released for the SMWS April 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 March 2022 outturn).

Easter Flavour Hunt SMWS Outturn April 2022 bottles below:

Cask No. Small Batch – Full Bloom

50.0% ~ 1st Fill Australian Muscat Barrique ~ 18yo

A lovely initial aroma that evoked tobacco pouches and ester-rich exotic fruits. Melon, mango, lychee and floral rosewater. Also noted were roasted peaches, cinnamon buns, flower honey and hessian. Reduction brought more blossom, strawberry sherbet, tart fruits like gooseberry, dried heather and chopped walnuts….read more


G15.15 – The Peat Frontier

62.6% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland

What is this? Window cleaner with dried sage, bubblegum, antiseptic and TCP-soaked bandages? It can only be the produce of the world’s most convoluted and bonkers still room. Reduction brought out engine oil, smoked fennel, malt vinegar crisps and fresh citrus fruits charred with a blowtorch…read more


3.339 – So Wonderfully Close, Yet So Wonderfully Far!

57.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 17yo ~ Islay

We imagined walking upstairs to the bar of this distillery overlooking Lochindaal and the exotic, fruity, sweet and slightly smoky scent gave us the impression of being somewhere in the Caribbean. Aptly they had on the drink’s menu a pear juice mojito, but of course instead of vodka using the ‘house-dram’ – very moreish and mouth-watering which we enjoyed sitting on the balcony…read more


18.44 – Creamy Coffee Fudge

57.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 11yo ~ Speyside

We imagined walking upstairs to the bar of this distillery overlooking Lochindaal and the exotic, fruity, sweet and slightly smoky scent gave us the impression of being somewhere in the Caribbean. Aptly they had on the drink’s menu a pear juice mojito, but of course instead of vodka….read more


24.166 – All Three Courses At Once

62.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

A big, uncompromising and direct aroma full of gingerbread, umami paste, bouillon stock and marrowfat peas in butter greeted us. Then things like Guinness foam, saffron, olive oil and mothballs were all noted. With water we got marmalade on pretzels, chopped hazelnuts, tamarind, lemon barley water and camphor. The palate confirmed this to be a BIG whisky, with more gingerbread, sage stuffing….read more


26.198 – A Big Waxy Apple

61.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Highland

The aromas embraced chalk, minerals and limestone while white fish sizzled on a hot stove with a pot of sweet and sour sauce. The palate gave a huge burst of crunchy apple, juicy peach and soft nectarine with a fresh zing of mint and lime juice. With a few drops of water the fruitiness appeared on the nose with mango, guava and glace cherries….read more


30.121 – Worth Hunting Down

67.4% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

We found ourselves transported into an Austrian tea house or, even better, into a hunting lodge with the smell of taxidermy mounts hanging on the wall mixed with chocolatey and luscious apricot jam aromas from a Viennese Sacher Torte. Wow, on the palate we had a steaming hot mug of Jagertee (hunter’s tea)….read more


35.311 – Lighting Up An Expensive Cigar

62.7% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

The rather dry nose evoked hessian sacks and cigar boxes, nutmeg, ginger, and charred wood; also, currants, chardonnay, and butterscotch sweets. The palate offered golden raisins, orange peel and stewed red fruits, chocolate, and caramel – with a finish of white pepper, Fernet Branca and struck match….read more


36.186 – From The Bee Side To The Seaside

54.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Speyside

Salty sea air gusted through a pine forest and over bee hives oozing with heather honey. Galangal and North African spices then merged with figs, dates and rum fudge while toasted almonds joined puffed breakfast cereals. The palate was rich and weighty with raisins and heavily oaked spicy red wine. Raisins were served with sticky toffee pudding as honey returned alongside spiced red cabbage…read more


41.146 – Carved And Crafted

59.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 15yo ~ Speyside

We imagined a wood carver unrolling a leather pouch with all the tools ready to start a new project. On the palate there was plenty of fragrant wood flavours combined with autumn harvest baked apples with raisins, walnuts and cinnamon. After the addition of water, the scent of freshly baked rye bread combined with conkers and conifer cones made for a sweetish, herbaceous bouquet…read more


44.150 – Salting And Pickling

59.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 16yo ~ Speyside

Nosing this neat, a variety of pictures came to our minds including boysenberry and almond granola clusters, rum and raisin fudge, bramble mille-feuille and pomegranate molasses. On tasting, one panellist was reminded of eating smoked burrata with beetroot and pickled greengages, while others were thinking of over-ripe red apples, pine sap and ice-cream more


53.403 – Grubby, Dark And Sinister

57.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 11yo ~ Islay

An enticingly coastal start welcomed us with rock pools, beach bonfire ash and salty sea air before heavier aromas of tarry ropes, liquorice cough syrup and blackened engine grease arrived. The palate was chewy and sticky with burnt toffee, sweet icing and manuka honey while roasted peanuts and cereals rattled in a coal scuttle. Adding water released thick plumes of industrial smoke…read more


63.92 – A Sweet And Tasty Treat

54.2% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 19yo ~ Speyside

A freshly baked soft, fluffy and slightly sweet slice of braided yeast bread (Hefezopf or challah) topped with sugar crystals and sliced nuts spread with butter – a light and tasty treat! On the palate a rich New York cheesecake which had a dreamy creamy flavour with a hint of lemon and vanilla wafer crumbs as the crust…read more


68.75 – Alluring And Distinctive, Soft And Sensuous

53.9% ~ 2nd Fill Charred Ex-Red Wine Barrique ~ 15yo ~ Highland

After twelve years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into a charred second-fill red wine barrique. The nose evoked a French village square in autumn – red grape pressings, foie gras on toast, perfumed silk scarves, smouldering leaves, cured meats and hints of pipe tobacco. The soft, sensuous palate combined honey-drizzled figs, stewed apples and poached pears…read more


70.45 – Flambeed In Rum

56.2% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Highland

A nose full of ripe bananas and pears carried us towards salted caramel and treacle with a little side hustle of heavy cask char and almond oil. A moderate inferno on the tongue softened to cinnamon and ginger with sweet syrup and a curious amalgamation of tobacco leaves, cocoa nibs and bitter orange oil. More fragrant with water we now found rose petals and vanilla rubbing shoulders…read more


78.59 – Burning Berries

57.8% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 9yo ~ Highland

Initially strawberries and cream arrived with tinned sugar syrup and chewy nougat, however following close behind were deeper aromas of tea leaves, tobacco and nut skins. On the palate singed notes of burnt currants and cask char joined red berry cordial and a metallic zing while dried thyme introduced a herbal dryness…read more


134.13 – Citrus Moscatel Sangria

57.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 5yo ~ Goa, India

We prepared a citrus moscatel sangria with grapefruit, oranges and kumquats all cut into slices, honey, lemon juice, Grand Marnier and a bottle of Moscatel de Valencia wine. More fruit on the palate with mango, guava and banana and a coffee liqueur with vanilla and cinnamon cream. After the addition of water, we moved seamlessly on with our fruit theme as we made a Kir Royale salad…read more


138.12 – Spice Wreck

57.1% ~ 1st Fill #3 Char Barrel ~ 6yo ~ Taiwan

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…read more


Springtime Spice Duo

36.186 ~ From The Bee Side to The Seaside ~ 12yo ~ Speyside
35.311 ~ Lighting Up An Expensive Cigar ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

Both these whiskies bring a little bit of spice. With Galangal and North African spices, candied ginger and spiced red cabbage found in Cask No. 36.186 to nutmeg and ginger with a finish of white pepper found in Cask No. 35.311. You’ll discover layers of enticing flavour in this comforting pair, perfect for enjoying outdoors…read more


Easter Adventure Trio

36.186 ~ From The Bee Side to The Seaside ~ 12yo ~ Speyside
G15.15 ~ The Peat Frontier ~ 8yo ~ Highland
80.37 ~ Afternoon Tea Tot ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

Bold and inviting, this colourful trio packs a flavourful punch. Cask no. 36.186 will take you on a rich journey to the coast with notes of salted caramel, followed by lobster in a sweet sherry sauce. Head to the garden and enjoy Cask no. 80.37 alongside your favourite picnic treats – tea served with honey on digestives and granny’s homemade tablet. To finish your flavour adventure, enjoy smoked fennel, malt vinegar crisps and fresh citrus fruits charred with a blowtorch found in Cask no G15.15. Whatever your plans this Easter, don’t forget to include a society bottling…read more


Curiosity Case

36.186 ~ From The Bee Side to The Seaside ~ 12yo ~ Speyside
35.311 ~ Lighting Up An Expensive Cigar ~ 13yo ~ Speyside
80.37 ~ Afternoon Tea Tot ~ 9yo ~ Speyside
G15.15 ~ The Peat Frontier ~ 8yo ~ Highland
26.198 ~ A Big Waxy Apple ~ 9yo ~ Highland
94.24 ~ Chilli Chunky Chips ~ 10yo ~ Highland

Enjoy six hand-picked whiskies, guaranteed to pique your curiosity. Take time unravelling their luscious layers to discover new taste sensations and the divine diversity of flavour. With bottles from five different flavour profiles, this case is perfect for finding your favourite style of whisky…read more