SMWS Outturn July 2020

SMWS Outturn July 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 3rd July 2020.

This month there are 18 Scotch whiskies, 1 Scottish grain whisky 1 Irish gin released. 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 June 2020 outturn).

July’s SMWS Outturn below:

SMWS GN4.2 Nettle Smooch

Nettle Smooch

48.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ Northern Ireland

The nose opened with tangy white fruits, acid drops, tart grapefruit and concentrated juniper heat. Nettles, lemongrass, gooseberry juice and wild garlic were all noted. With water, it became superbly aromatic. Lots of fresh herbs, menthol tones and a kiss of medicine…. read more


SMWS 1.223 Dessert Triptych: Mushroom Sorbet

Dessert Triptych:
Mushroom Sorbet

63.4% ~ Refill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt ~ 10yo ~ Speyside

Deep, dark and full of secrets! Musky primroses, pressed wildflowers, plum jam, five spice, rose petals, freshly oiled wood and chopped wild mushrooms. Aged plum wines, fresh figs, prune eau de vie, black tea infused with hibiscus…. read more


SMWS 6.38 Hold Fast The Mortal Sword

Hold Fast The
Mortal Sword

55.5% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

A surprisingly dense and sweet nose full of condensed milk, sweetened butter, mango yoghurt, milk bottle sweeties, gooseberry fool, lemon parfait, marshmallow spread, pink wafers, rosewater and gin sorbet. With water, it develops a slightly leathery…. read more


SMWS 7.238 The Problem Of Reality

The Problem
of Reality

50.9% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 26yo ~ Speyside

Forget reality – imagine for a minute that instead of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly side by side you were sitting next to one of them in that Sunbeam Alpine convertible driving along the Cote d’Azur. Stopping on a hillside with a perfect…. read more


SMWS 10.194 Maritime Marshmallows

Maritime Marshmallows

58.5% ~ Re-Charred Hogshead ~ 6yo ~ Islay

A syrupy start layered burnt toffee, fudge and dark chocolate over candied oranges and lemons while a gentle smoke lingered beside streaky bacon on pancakes. Oily elements suggested toasted pine nuts and Brazil nuts that…. read more


SMWS 12.41 Making Daisy Chains in the Sun

Making Daisy
Chains in the Sun

59.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

A bright, welcoming nose – we were making daisy chains by a garden shed in the sun with lemon ice lollies, apple strudel and upside-down pineapple cake. The palate was an intricate concatenation of flavours – tart, tangy… read more


SMWS 26.143 Sandals and Candles

Sandals and

58.6% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland

Smooth textures suggested scented candles and waxed lemons with elements of soft leather. Subtle spices then joined dried orange skin and dates before the palate brought a ginger warmth that built with time… read more


SMWS 35.260 After the Sugar Rush

After the
Sugar Rush

57.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Campbeltown

The sweetness is immediately apparent with notes of vanilla cream, maraschino cherry, cough drops, caramel wafers, toffee apple and sweet pastries. There’s also a lighter herbal quality manifest as chopped rosemary… read more


SMWS 36.174 Bircher Muesli Almost "Complet"

Bircher Muesli
Almost “Complet”

58.4% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

The aroma neat felt like being served the perfect Bircher muesli, prepared the night before, with oats, chai and pumpkin seeds, almonds, maple syrup, vanilla and lemon juice – well mixed and put in the fridge so all we needed… read more


SMWS 41.132 A Paradise of Spice

A Paradise of Spice

57.2% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Speyside

Sipping rum from a coconut as whirls of cinnamon, nutmeg and custard washed over us, we relaxed like dark chocolate melting in the Caribbean sun. Divine dried fruits of figs, sultanas and raisins joined dark toffee… read more


SMWS 44.128 A Wine Lover's Whisky

Tripping in the
Blue Peter Garden

52.7% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 27yo ~ Speyside

An immediately beautiful aroma of dried wildflowers, Turkish delight, lemon scented wax candles, lanolin, wintergreens, gorse, earthy potting sheds, chamomile and fir liqueur. A little water unveils cinnamon powder… read more


SMWS 53.334 Molotov Wellingtons


58.0% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead~ 13yo ~ Islay

Instantly there’s a big hit of mercurochrome, germoline and petrol. Smoked dried pineapple doused in ointments, seawater and olive oil. Black olive tapenade, sweet ash, lime zest, oyster sauce and raw lemon juice… read more


SMWS 63.67 French Four Spices

“French Four

58.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

We prepared malted custard French toast with brioche and warm raspberry ginger compote and macerated strawberries and lemon peel. On the palate neat like spicy homemade rusks, German spiced cookies… read more


SMWS 66.173 Dali's Melting Tractors

Dali’s Melting

60.3% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Highland

Someone is driving a burning tractor through a fug of boiler smoke in your general direction. There’s camphor, slow-roast mutton, marzipan and sheep wool. Also metal polish, lanolin, silage and coal dust. Peppery waxes… read more


SMWS 68.43 When Life Gives You Lemons...

When Life
Gives You

55.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Highland

A clean and fresh aroma greeted the Panel with the scent of eucalyptus, honey and lemon-flavoured throat lozenges as well as, according to one panellist, “floral pink and purple pastel vibes”… read more


SMWS 71.74 Skinny Dipping in Scotch Broth

Skinny Dipping in
Scotch Broth

59.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

Sweetly floral to begin; honeyed and full of toasted seeds and fruit-studded trail mix. Some dried notes of cornflour were also noted, along with cinnamon breakfast cereals, pineapple juice, light green tea and apples stewed… read more


SMWS 72.87 Hot Lego!

Hot Lego!

56.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

A burst of pink bubblegum at first. Then juicy fruits, fruit salad juices even, and things such as dried mint, gomme syrup, lime zest, mothballs, banoffee pie, cotton candy, pear drops, lemon cough syrup and elderflower cordial… read more


SMWS 85.64 Baked Bananas and Burnt Bacon

Baked Bananas
and Burnt Bacon

57.8% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

A massively fruity nose introduced fresh strawberries, pear drops and wooden crates packed with apples and lemons. Earthy notes of rain on warm flowerbeds and tree bark emerged through juicy fruit before deepening… read more


SMWS 94.8 From Cornwall to Madagascar

From Cornwall
to Madagascar

62.4% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland

The nose gave us spring meadows and gorse flowers, lemon tart, pear and honey tart, vanilla yoghurt, marshmallows, Tunnock’s snowballs and toffee popcorn – quite a range. The palate was beautifully sweet… read more


SMWS 112.60 Jelly On A Cake

Jelly On
A Cake

55.0% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 17yo ~ Highland

The nose was abundant with the soft fruits of fermenting apples, dried apricots and marmalade with sweet notes of caramel and honey. Vanilla and coconut then drew us towards elements of oak dusted with ground cinnamon… read more


SMWS 138.7 Raw Sunflower Honey

Raw Sunflower

55.6% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Taiwan

The heady combination of wild rose bushes and tropical fruits next to vanilla pods, marshmallows and Turkish delight made us all eager to take a sip. Thick and mouth-coating like rich golden set raw sunflower honey… read more


SMWS G8.12 Amuse-Sploosh!


58.2% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ Lowland

A surprisingly enticing and playful nose greeted us, full of green and white pepper, pickled onion crisps, lighter fluid, vegetable oils, banana liqueur, toasted coconut, gorse, cream soda… read more