SMWS Outturn May 2020

“The Whisky Kitchen” is now open.

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 1st May 2020.

This month 18 Scotch whiskies (some of which have flown off the shelf), 1 rum and 1 Scottish gin were 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 March 2020 outturn)

Latest SMWS Outturn below:

Berries with Attitude

50.1% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ Hawick

Freshly cut juniper branches with a delicious, sweet and woody aroma greeted the Panel immediately, combined with the citric scent of lemon rind and orange fruit jellies as well as… read more


Big and Bountiful

67.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 6yo

Barrels of burnt sugar, molasses and star anise joined moist tobacco leaves and old dunnage warehouses at the start. Then notes of roast lamb and parsnips. …. read more


The Perfect Tee Shot

57.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Highland

Imagine sunrise over the North Sea in Sunderland on a cold, fresh and clear autumn morning, overlooking a golf course where the groundsmen were preparing…. read more


El Paraiso Oloroso

57.4% ~ Refill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt ~ 20yo ~ Speyside

What a colour! What a nose! Dried orange peel, redcurrants, balsamic, yoghurt-coated raisins in a nutty chocolate and making old school hand-dipped beeswax…. read more


Planting Jelly Beans

60.5% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

The nose brought dusty dry earth and wood amidst patches of rose bushes, orange blossom and wild strawberries. Notes of bruised peaches turned to tinned fruit…. read more


Highly Entertaining!

58.2% ~ 1stFill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Highland

We found ourselves near the coast starting with harvesting barley fields by the sea, tarry ropes at the end of a pier and ocean waves crashing on rocks. The taste was like Dublin Bay…. read more


Toffee, Spice And All Things Nice

58.1% ~ Re-charred Hogshead ~ 8yo ~ Highland

We imagined sitting by a crackling warming wood fire deep in conversation as the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls reached us from the kitchen – we were all getting hungry! When we tried it, juicy golden syrup and honey… read more


Italian Fake!

63.7% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 7yo ~ Speyside

An unusual departure from this stalwart distillery’s house style. Initially full-on fabrics in an airing cupboard, mineral salts, herbal infusions in mysterious broths, mint tea, soft citrus jellied fruits and spearmint… read more


Margherita Jagerbomb

63.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 7yo ~ Speyside

An initial aroma of pineapple jelly beans, white stone fruits and freshly laundered linen is balanced by buttery citrus, baking soda and linseed oil. There’s distillery smells of hot grist, fermenting wash and sweet cough medicines… read more


I’m Going Out Now, I Might Be SomeTime…

62.0% ~ 2nd Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 7yo ~ Highland

There’s no denying the youthfulness but it’s still a remarkable flavour profile, quite unlike any other peated malt you’ll find today. This is full of intense citrus juices, sharp, bass-like peat smoke, dusty malt… read more


Easy Lover

55.6% ~ New Oak Hogshead ~ 11yo ~ Highland

From the get-go it was an easy affair as the ripe fruits of pineapple, pear and guava coupled with toasted almonds, Brazil nuts and creamy caramel. Leather books and strong oak… read more