SMWS Outturn June 2020

SMWS June Outturn 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 5th June 2020.

This month there are 17 Scotch whiskies, 1 whisky from Taiwan, 1 whisky from England, 1 rum and 1 Irish gin are 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 on the day they are released. (SMWS May 2020 outturn).

Latest SMWS Outturn below:


The Ascent of Gin

48.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ Northern Ireland

A surprisingly delicate and elegant gin. Initially displaying lots of crushed nettles, rubbed citrus peel, sharp grapefruit and a relaxed but beating. …. read more


Goat Farms,
Esters & Vinyl Funk

59.10% ~ 1st Fill Charred Ex-Wine Barrique ~ 16yo ~ Guyana

An exhilarating nose awaited us – bicycle inner tubes slathered full of mango chutney, Calvados made from browned apples, orange vitamin pills, fermented…. read more


Velvet Underground

57.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

A super sexy nose! Full of fruity bubble-gum, chalk, powdery fruit pastilles, pineapple cubes and many other tropical confections. Superb maturity…. read more


Suspend Your Disbelief

54.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 11yo ~ Campbeltown

The first statement was “this has something for everyone” – how true; cola cubes, salty caramel, red liquorice laces and assorted fruit flavoured candy pebbles next to a clean floral perfumed…. read more


A Kraftwerk Orange

64.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 7yo ~ Speyside

An inviting initial nose of dusty malt bins, barley sugars, lemon cough sweets and putty greeted the Panel. Some softer tones like cafe latte, ground almonds, coffee and walnut cake and caramelising muscovado sugar…. read more


Pick Your Own

55.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Highland

We imagined a country scene in early autumn with the sun still able to warm up the air, nearby apple orchards and strawberry fields, very soon ready to be picked, and golden hay… read more


The Mist-Covered
Sea Shore

56.0% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

We were transported to one of those many small harbours along the Moray coast on a misty day; a fisherman painted his boat and by his side a steaming cup of blackcurrant… read more


Spiralling Complexity

58.9% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

Aromas opened with a vortex of delicate floral bouquets abounding with roses, hibiscus and carnations that carried the dusty texture of talcum powder. Nutty notes and chunks… read more


“Hang Loose”

60.7% ~ Refill Ex-Jamaican Rum Barrel ~ 15yo ~ Speyside

Unusual exotic aromas of a Caribbean bread and butter pudding, banana toffee muffin, and a boozy chai latte brought a warm and happy feeling to our… read more


Delicate Masculinity

55.5% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 5yo ~ Taiwan

The nose delivers light, delicate smoke (long-emptied ashtrays, abandoned kilns) pleasantly balanced by creamy toffee sweetness. Rich sweet notes also run through the palate – toffee, dark chocolate and fig… read more


A Serious
Flavour Bomb

52.6% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ Lowland

The delicate sweet floral aroma of an old-fashioned lady’s perfume together with a dusty wardrobe made out of exotic hard wood set the scene… read more


Stirs Your Soul

64.9% ~ Refill Ex-Oloroso Puncheon ~ 11yo ~ Speyside

The first comments were ‘wonderful’, ‘warm’, ‘embracing’ and ‘a Sherry lover’s dream’! We were further captivated by the aromas of walnuts, dates, raisins and tamarind… read more


Warm As A
Purring Cat

57.4% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Peaty Bourbon Barrel ~ 22yo ~ Speyside

A tropical nose – maple candy, strawberry jam, walnut whip, molasses cake and Tropenfeuer (black tea with jackfruit and rose petals); polished wood, tobacco and… read more


Wafts You
To Heaven

51.6% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 22yo ~ Highland

The nose carries wood smoke, delicate as moonlight, clean as crystal; behind that fine-spun smoky veil, we identified sugary espresso, ginger biscuits, sweet aniseed, sweetie necklaces… read more


Flowers In A
Cake Tin

57.3% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

A freshly perfumed nose brought a sweet array of floral delights that combined violets and Alpine flowers with lilies and hibiscus tea. Sticky notes of honey and vanilla custard… read more


Mind That Big Ginger
Fae’ Moffat!

58.9% ~ New Oak Heavy Char Puncheon ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

The heavy char of this cask had generously donated big initial notes of salted caramel, molten butterscotch, pocket-warmed tablet, Moffat toffee, leather satchels… read more


Splinter Vs Shredder

57.4% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Vosges Oak Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Highland

An immediately robust and punchy nose of smoky bacon, spearmint, herbal teas, balsamic vinegar and spicy wood extracts. Black pepper, anthracite, BBQ sauce, wood embers… read more


Cheeky And Reeky

53.3% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 14yo ~ Highland

Thick plumes of black smoke bellowed from the glass, epitomising the very essence of burntness. Through the heavy smog came notes of rosemary and thyme… read more


Tall, Dark And

55.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Port Barrique ~ 21yo ~ Islay

The nose is deep, dark and mysterious – shaved creosoted wood, burnt fruit cake, wood-fired pizza, Turkish coffee and char-grilled lobster. The palate has controlled smoke drifting… read more


Deep Space

64.4% ~ 2nd Fill Heavy Charred Ex-Islay Hogshead ~ 8yo ~ England

The Panel were startled by a rather elegant aroma of smoked mint tea, herbal infusions, game consommé, bath slats, embrocations, medicine cabinets and hospital corridors. A beautifully elegant… read more


Happy Daydreaming

58.9% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 13yo ~ Islay

A wisp of clean sweet peat smoke followed by rich and creamy lobster bisque with pure sea salt seasoning was spiralling up from the glass – we were all happily… read more