SMWS Outturn August 2020

SMWS Outturn August 2020 is now live.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society release (outturn) several single cask bottlings of Scotch, Whisk(e)y, Rum and Gin, to name a few, on the first Friday of every month. Below is a full list of what the SMWS outturn’d on 7th August 2020.

This month there are 17 Scotch whiskies, 1 Scottish gin, 1 Irish whiskey, 1 rum and 1 blended Scotch whisky. These unique monthly bottlings are only available to buy by members of the Society. (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 2020 outturn).

August’s SMWS Outturn below:

SMWS G8.14

Rum Soaked
Tea Leaves

56.4% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 29yo ~ Lowland (Scotland)

From the dark corner of an old dunnage warehouse came aromas of baked bananas and stewed apples covered in vanilla ice cream and mild honey. Fresh notes of cut grass and New Zealand sauvignon blanc danced around melon and pineapple chunks….read more


SMWS R2.10

Explore, Experience,

59.2% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 16yo ~ Guyana

Rich ripe bananas, pineapple and papayas, sweet burnt sugar, citrus/grapefruit spice, a hint of tobacco, furniture polish and coconut – totally tropical, wow! On the palate oily, dark treacle, liquorice, cinnamon and bitter chocolate with a petrol-like salted lime….read more


SMWS 5.72


57.1% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 29yo ~ Lowland

We discovered a totally fascinating nose – much ‘out of sync’ with what you would ordinarily expect from this distillery. Immediate notes of curry leaf, pastis, brown toast, mint tea, eucalyptus oils, menthol tobacco and petrichor. Extremely earthy and full of deep, tertiary….read more


SMWS 7.247

Minty Seahorse

60.8% ~ Refill Ex-Nicaraguan Rum Barrel ~ 15yo ~ Speyside

The rum aspect was immediately loud but strikingly well integrated. Lots of fruity esters, fermented bananas, bandages in a swimming pool, pears baked in calvados, mint julep cocktails and caraway. The minty notes quickly gained in stature and delivered a blast of spearmint gum….read more


SMWS 10.196

Smoky Harbour
Fish Supper

61.3% ~ 2nd Fill French Oak Barrique ~ 6yo ~ Islay

The aroma took us back in time – fish and chips with plenty of salt and vinegar wrapped in yesterday’s newspaper as we sat on a pier watching the fishing boats leaving the harbour. The taste neat was powerful and full-bodied….read more


SMWS 26.149

Heiland Coup

58.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland

We found this one superbly fresh and full of fabrics, smashed seashells, wet rocks, surf-drenched beach pebbles, chalk, bitter lemon and limoncello with soda water. Lots of white coastal flowers, sandalwood and scented waxiness. Classical and effortlessly…read more


SMWS 39.193

without being

62.3% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 11yo ~ Speyside

Aromas delivered a huge waft of cologne perfume that steamed through musky tones, carnations and nasturtiums before arriving at candied kiwis, dried banana and pineapple. The palate danced with tingly horseradish sauce and fresh citrus peel on cut grass…read more


SMWS 41.130

A Velvet Duvet
of Tranquillity

51.7% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

Soft aromas of candied pineapples and vanilla pods fused with rich honey and demerara sugar against an intriguing backdrop of autumn leaves and hazelnuts. The palate was creamy and silky like toffee and fudge surrounding fluffy ice cream in a caramel cone…read more


SMWS 44.129


55.6% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 15yo ~ Speyside

A muscular and typically forthright expression of this underrated Speysider. Sweet waxes, dried flowers, putty, lanolin, sunflower oil and gorse were all initially noted. Additionally, there’s some salty young Fino sherry, flint smoke, damp shed earth and chamois leather…read more


SMWS 46.97

In the Shadow
of a Cocoa

55.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Pedro Ximenez Hogshead ~ 27yo ~ Speyside

A wave of spice erupted from the glass and drove a thick cloud of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger over beeswax polished furniture, linseed oil and putty. Cherry travel sweets, grapefruit and blueberry jam then merged with oily Brazil nuts, walnuts and bergamot…read more


SMWS 53.339


59.0% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Islay

The Panel were struck first by this kind of peated chalk aroma. Followed by all manner of limestone, shellfish, ash, lemon juice, bonfire smoke, boiler smoke, kiln smoke and, in fact, pretty much any kind of smoke you care to mention. We also found a wee metallic edge…read more


SMWS 63.61

Getting Baked
in the

57.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

Begins with a sourdough starter. Then continues the baking theme with scone mix, hot cross buns and liberally buttered crumpets. Some key lime pie, rosehips, new world hops, lemon peel, wormwood and herbal toothpaste. A splash of water offers up carbon paper, hay loft, straw…read more


SMWS 66.172

We Have Made It!

55.1% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 22yo ~ Highland

We have made it! We felt like pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago having reached our final destination Santiago de Compostela after walking nearly 500 miles. Now we were sitting in the cathedral as the huge thurible (incense burner) swung from the ceiling, soaring…read more


SMWS 68.36

Gia Tae Me
My Cardigan!

54.10% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Highland

A subtle yet definite old school edge at first nosing. Canvas, snapped match sticks, yellow flowers, sourdough bread, pink candy floss, sunflower oil and new leather handbag. Some savoury plain cereals, hand lotion and touches of orange flower and honey suckle. Water brings key lime pie…read more


SMWS 72.90


61.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

An intriguingly herbal nose greets us. Caraway, toasted fennel, herbal chewing gum, new trainers, butter mints, trampled greenery, the green peppery tang of new wood, sharp stone fruits, gooseberry puree and zingy watercress. A bold and punchy wee dram…read more


SMWS 85.61

Lemon Angel Pie

58.2% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

Fresh and fruity on the nose neat; white mints and cool pure pressed white grape juice next to buttery sponge cake and white chocolate nougat. A delicate sweetness on the palate at first but soon followed by a dry citric and spicy attackwhich left quite a long-lasting hot trail…read more


SMWS 112.62


55.4% ~ 2ndFill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 19yo ~ Highland

A very gentle nose neat reminded us of baking sablés à la noix de coco and à la confiture (French butter cookies with coconut or apricot jam), or making a rice pudding with pomegranate, pistachios, Cardamom and a gentle amount of rosewater…read more


SMWS 113.33

Popping Candy

60.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 7yo ~ Speyside

Fresh tropical fruits from the word go – you name it, this whisky has it! Banana, pineapple, starfruit, mango, papaya and kiwi were like popping candy crackling in our mouths. After the initial experience on the palate we detected white chocolate chai spiced banana bread and mulled white wine…read more


SMWS 115.17

Flower Meadows
and Lemon Groves

43.2% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 30yo ~ Speyside

On the nose; summer flower meadows and lemon groves – you can almost feel the balmy air and hear the bees. Also, pineapple, Charentais melon and highly polished furniture. The palate is fruity and floral; quince jelly, jasmine, elderflower, orange blossom and fresh pineapple dusted with chilli and salt…read more


SMWS 135.23

A Shape-Shifting

60.8% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Highland

A shape-shifting chimera – the nose evoked an old-fashioned confectioner’s; butterscotch, Turkish delight, vanilla, orange fondants, lemon drizzle cake and Demerara – also hints of flower meadows, white pepper, lino cuts and a carpenter’s workshop. The palate had sweetness…read more


SMWS Black Oak

Black Oak

50.0% ~ Armagnac Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Blended Malt

We believe that there is a symbiotic relationship between all Society spirits. This is realised through the sharing of casks to develop complex flavours and aromas. In the creation of this small batch single malt, we made use of some armagnac barrels fashioned from Gascon…read more