SMWS Outturn February 2021

SMWS Outturn February 2021 is now live.

Embrace New Worlds Of Flavour – 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 Embrace New Worlds Of Flavour SMWS February 2021 outturn has to offer. The Embrace New Worlds Of Flavour SMWS February 2021 outturn is being released on the Friday 12th February 2021.

The Embrace New Worlds Of Flavour SMWS February 2021 outturn has 22 Scotch whiskies, 1 Indian whisky, 1 grain whisky, 1 gin and 1 rum to choose from. The whiskies includes an 8 year old Glen Moray, a 18 year old Glen Grant and much, much more… 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 January 2021 outturn).

Embrace New Worlds Of Flavour SMWS Outturn below:

SMWS 35.284

35.284 – An Invigorating Fizzy Cocktail

59.8% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel~ 8yo ~ Speyside

“Invigorating and a good balance just like a yoga posture” was the initial comment, soon followed by fresh, citric, coconut, toffee, pear drops and chamomile aromas. Malty and fruity on the palate neat, digestive biscuits and plenty of pears and peaches next to crème caramel with white pepper. Water released bergamot and cardamom pods….read more


SMWS 112.77

112.77 – Dances On The Tongue

59.0% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Highland

Tart citrus aromas of kumquat and lime mixed with sweet orange fondant and digestive biscuits while a perfumed fragrance brought delicate rosewater and gorse bushes in bloom. The palate was vibrant and fresh with a peppery spice that tingled and danced on the tongue as popping candy merged with fresh mint leaves…read more


SMWS 93.152

93.152 – Candyfloss On A Ferris Wheel

59.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Campbeltown

Bruised apples and maraschino cherries arrived with a dusting of sea salt and dried herbs before driftwood and oak were polished with wax and oil. The palate swung from creamy vanilla and spicy wood to dark chocolate covered raisins dipped in rock salt and orange oil. A dash of water took us to a fairground by the sea with the smell of candyfloss and toffee apples…read more


SMWS 9.203

9.203 – Pear Almond Frangipane Tart

54.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Speyside

A heady sweet floral bouquet of aromas like when preparing a Tailgate Sipper cocktail using chopped pineapple, bourbon whiskey, sparkling water, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract. Luscious juicy fruits on the palate neat, nectarine, mango, pear and apricot with the delightful background of tart citrus, oak char….read more


SMWS 82.28

82.28 – Memories Of Days Gone By

62.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Highland

The aroma reminded one panellist initially of standing in front of the whole class writing a mathematical equation with chalk on a blackboard (the good old days!), while most of us got a basket of fruit full of lychees, mandarins as well as strawberries and pineapple junks. Oozing with sweetness and tropical goodness….read more


SMWS 107.21

107.21 – Bounty On The Galleon

63.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Sherry Butt ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

A Spanish galleon laden with hessian sacks full of spices, dates, figs, raisins and demerara sugar made an emergency stopover in Madeira as in the wardroom some of the officers had started a small fire by not fully extinguishing their cigars. While the repair took place, we were offered a decadent lunch – slow cooked roast Seville orange-glazed duck…read more


SMWS 30.114

30.114 – Roasted Chestnuts And Spicy Hot Dogs

66.9% ~ Re-Fill Toasted Butt ~ 7yo ~ Speyside

We collected shiny chestnuts from beneath a blanket of lovely, coloured autumn leaves, with some of them still in their cracked green shells then back home we made some conker crafts as we sipped steaming hot chocolate. Less serene on the palate as we found ourselves in a street in Manhattan – two vendors vying for our attention, one selling spicy hot dogs…read more


SMWS 1.237

1.237 – Suave And Plush

60.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 7yo ~ Speyside

The comments on the neat nosing were an everlasting flow, like the current of a waterfall – walnut cake, raisins, mango chutney, aniseed, pink peppercorns, dark sweet cherries and fig syrup. On the palate; deep dark cherry liqueur, malt loaf, plum jam and a spicy bean cacao chilli in the finish. A drop of water and waxy oranges as well as macadamia nuts…read more


SMWS G10.32

G10.32 – Peeling A Tangy Tangerine

62.2% ~ 2nd Fill Toasted & Charred Hogshead ~ 15yo ~ Lowland

Initially, an intense varnished wood note before sweet and spicy aromas emerged; rum and raisin dark chocolate, honey spiced oranges and sticky toffee pudding with honey glazed figs. On the palate barrel proof rum followed by an unctuous juicy, fruity sweetness of apple/cherry punch spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and…read more


SMWS 95.45

95.45 – Curious Concoction

57.7% ~ 2nd Fill Charred Ex-Red Wine Barrique ~ 14yo ~ Speyside

One of the panellists was reminded of making a scrummy plum and pear sponge pudding with his mother, while others drank a tinto de verano; red wine, lemonade, orange juice and plenty of vermouth. On the palate a fascinating concoction of prunes, dates and figs together with sultanas and golden cane sugar all spiced up with garam masala…read more


SMWS 24.146

24.146 – Hoarding For Cold Winter Days

63.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Speyside

The colour, a wonderful dark reddish hue, and the aroma reminded us of watching a squirrel hastily scamper around hoarding nuts in a damp evergreen forest before the winter sets in. The palate was intense and bursting with rich flavours like a nutty and fatty Iberico ham thinly sliced from a free-range black pig shoulder…read more


SMWS 2.125

2.125 – Bay Breeze

60.1% ~ Re-fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 14yo ~ Speyside

Like a Mediterranean garden in spring with roses, lavender and irises in full bloom next to an array of aromas like peeled almonds, coconut husk, green bananas, lemon oil and cooked apples. On the palate neat – clusters of honey cereal with frozen fruits of the forest spiced up with plenty of cinnamon…read more


SMWS 72.98

72.98 – Always Room For Dessert

62.2% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

The glass was an assemblage of yummy treats as lychees and pistachio marshmallows commingled with coconut and vanilla ice cream while delightful peppermint aromas danced across liquorice sweets. A touch of ginger tingle on the palate quickly gave way to a delicious banana milkshake and poached pears drizzled with honey. Water simply enhanced what was an already creamy demeanour, now unfolding into whipped cream…read more


SMWS 46.107

46.107 – Taiwanese Finishing School

54.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

The panel found a densely honeyed dram, one full of juicy fruit chewing gum, artificial sweeteners, heather honey, olive oil cake, toffee popcorn, muscovado sugar and white chocolate. A little water brought cream egg yolks, vanilla toffee, ripe pineapple and a deeply scented overall profile riddled with young dessert wines, custards…read more


SMWS 26.163

26.163 – A Sunny Smiley Dram

60.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland

We lit a vanilla-scented beeswax candle before the aromas of honey on buttered scones, desiccated coconut, nutmeg, brown sugar, fruit pastilles and lime juice all made an appearance. On the palate neat we discovered a taste of Spain with bizcochos borrachos – a light spongy cake drizzled with a sweet sauce of brandy…read more


SMWS 7.257

7.257 – Tropical Sunshine On Coffee Beans

55.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 16yo ~ Speyside

Toffee apples and fudge were found with flowering gorse and rose bushes before toasty cereal aromas moved from coconut and cocoa into pencil shavings and cigar boxes. Big and juicy tropical flavours then emerged with an explosion of melon, mango and ripe banana like a burst of sunshine while deep spice layered cinnamon…read more


SMWS 18.33

18.33 – Onion Tart And Young White Wine

58.2% ~ 1stFill Ex-Rye Whisky Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

We got ready for a hearty breakfast, salted caramel oats with mashed banana and chia seeds drizzled with a sweet caramel sauce and freshly pressed grapefruit juice. This was followed by olive and rosemary dark rye bread served with a cucumber yoghurt dip and a lemon and red chilli fiery relish. Diluted the aromas of salted caramel…read more


SMWS 42.51

42.51 – Dark And Filthy

56.1% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 14yo ~ Highland

A strong maritime scene conveyed sea kelp and shellfish before burning heather drew us into a dark place of dirty engine rags, chimney soot and thick tar. The palate was equally as thick with sticky textures that merged herbal cough medicine with prune syrup and salted blackcurrant jam. Dense plumes of smoke bellowed from burning wood and bonfire ash…read more


SMWS 4.266

4.266 – The Dark Lord Of Stromness

58.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 20yo ~ Highland

Frankly, an astonishing aroma. Dense, powerful, controlled and vividly complex. A collision of medicines, honey and pure, churning seawater. We noted putty, lime curd, natural tar and ancient herbal extracts and ointments. Cough syrups, fragrant beach bonfire embers, sandalwood, gorse flowers…read more


SMWS 66.187

66.187 – Cocoa Kebab

57.7% ~ Re-ill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Highland

The Panel noted pork and lamb kebabs and suggested they might have been prepared by someone in full surgical scrubs! More latex gloves, wellington boots, smoked rubber, pencil erasers, cornstarch and grilled meats. Farmy smoke, sweet peat and a flaming heather moor! Reduction cleaned things up a bit, lots of smoky sea air freshness, then eucalyptus…read more


SMWS 53.360

53.360 – Blade Scunner

59.8% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 9yo ~ Islay

A typically pin-sharp nose. Full-on notes that bring to mind nettles thrown in a kiln. Smoked and salted peanuts, snapped green twigs, shucking oysters with a rusty penknife, oily bike chains and fresh crab splattered with iodine drops. Some singed heather and salty liquorice dipped in honey. Reduction unveils aromas of hot swimming pools, smoked almonds, dried sage, melted fishing wellies…read more


SMWS 10.210

10.210 – Herbs Ablaze

56.1% ~ Re-ill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 14yo ~ Islay

Early aromas combined wood smoked nuts with slightly salty fino sherry before fruity notes of scorched lemons, ripe apples and calvados appeared. On the palate, a large helping of spice complemented thick and syrupy sweetness that morphed into salted red liquorice, cinnamon and ginger. Rosemary and thyme sausages…read more


SMWS 134.10

134.10 – Sooty Sausages

58.6% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 5yo ~ India

Sweet applewood smoke encased a menagerie of shellfish, apple slices and marshmallows while toasted pine nuts and roasted chestnuts joined salted caramel with rum and raisin ice cream. Clean smoke continued onto the palate with a large dose of toffee, dark treacle and molasses merging with coal dust, kippers and pineapple chunks…read more


SMWS 29.279

29.279 – Now Let Us Take A Kind Farewell

57.3% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Oloroso Butt~ 19yo ~ Islay

A full on and spine-tingling dive into the heart of this distillerys legendary character. Mineral salts, bath bombs, salty pasta water, pure sea salt, ramen broth and dried seaweed all intermingle. Then soy sauce, metal polish, old steel wool and more herbal things like witch hazel and wintergreen. Reduction brings smouldering eucalyptus wood, muddy petrol, machinery oils…read more



GN3.15 – Cherry Lips On A Jolly Rancher

50.3% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ Hawick

The nose combined a landscape of anticipated delights with memories of departed joys. We got citrus (candied lemon peel, grapefruit segments, tangerines), strawberry and the aromatic freshness of pine, juniper and rosemary. Water brought out marzipan sweetness and tossed a floral bouquet to the smiling crowd. The palate was sweet, fruity and perfumed…read more


SMWS R2.44

R2.44 – Caribbean Crab Cakes

59.4% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-French Oak Barrique ~ 17yo ~ Guyana

This was big and powerful; aromas of dark toffee, rich tobacco and wood polish on mahogany as well as steamed malt loaf pudding with rum custard. Let’s gather around the campfire and bake delicious banana boat s’mores – sliced banana with marshmallows, chocolate chips, figs and prunes, sprinkled with curry powder and all wrapped in tin foil…read more


SMWS 70.43

70.43 – Magical Spell

54.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 27yo ~ Highland

The gentle sweet fruitiness of mango, guava, melon and plums combined with the delicate aroma of elderflower and lime tree blossom to cast a spell on us. The surprisingly fresh and zesty flavour of an Indian dip called lime and coconut dhal, with warm naan bread spread more magic. A drop of water and we smoked cigars as we took shelter from a sharp downpour under palm trees in a garden…read more