SMWS Outturn May2021

SMWS Outturn May 2021 preview is now live.

Swing Into Festival Season – 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 Swing Into Festival Season SMWS May 2021 outturn has to offer. The Swing Into Festival Season SMWS May 2021 outturn is being released on Friday 7th May 2021, however, the first 5 bottles below are being released as a preview at 1600 hours on Thursday 29th April 2021 at 2:00pm.

The full list of bottles being released for the Swing Into Festival Season SMWS May 2021 outturn will be updated once available to be sure to keep checking in for an update on May’s outturn. (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 April 2021 outturn).

Swing Into Festival Season SMWS Outturn May 2021 bottles below:

SMWS 26.175

26.175 – Emergency Decadence

62.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 7yo ~ Highland

An initial rush of fabrics, minerals, and coconut, then abundant ripe pineapple, bubble-gum, baklava, melon and runny honey. A spoonful of salty porridge and the fresh waft of cut grass. Reduction brought us salty pasta water, herbal infusions, medicated toothpaste, limoncello, beach pebbles and olive oil with chopped parsley. The neat palate showed a textural fatness of putty with sweet lime curd….read more


SMWS 37.133

37.133 – Magical Curing

58.3% ~ 1st Fill Shaved, Charred & Re-Toasted Ex-Oloroso Barrique ~ 17yo ~ Speyside

Plenty of dark fruits to start with; plums, damsons and sloes were followed by the homely scent of warm apple pie muffins with walnut glaze and poppy seeds. Plenty of spice on the palate neat, but beautifully balanced by an oaky sweetness, black cherries and dark chocolate, prunes and mincemeat as well as cinnamon swirls and a red Pineau de Charentes. Reduced, the nose developed blood orange segments soaked in Port…read more


SMWS 42.62

42.62 – Full Steam Ahead!

56.5% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 14yo ~ Highland

Sweet, medicinal and oily were the first comments nosing it neat followed by smoked salted almonds, barbequed pineapple, first aid kits, ash on liquorice and tarry ropes. On the palate we were on board a Clyde puffer at full steam, puffing a cigarette on deck. As we stood next to the chimney, we felt the rising heat as well as the salty sea…read more


SMWS 52.39

52.39 – Contrapuntal Complementarities

57.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 7yo ~ Highland

The nose was a pool-side feast of scallops fried in butter, aged prosciutto, olives and salted cashews, followed by crème caramel and lemon tart served on wood. The palate’s alluring sweetness balanced citric astringency – rose Turkish Delight and Ruffle bars (dark chocolate, raspberry and coconut) against stewed plums, with perfumed tobacco, wasabi and waxed wood….read more


SMWS 66.197

66.197 – Let The World Fall Apart

53.3% ~ Re-Fill Spanish Oak Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 23yo ~ Highland

A fabulously rich nose – molasses, toffee apples and Halloween treacle scones; raisiny sherry wine, leather and polished oak conveyed pure opulence. Aromatic campfire wood-smoke arrived on the palate, with sweet sherry, brown sugar and Nutella; tannic twists of liquorice, ash, cinnamon and oak to finish. The reduced nose was a Spanish menu of Jamon Serrano, quince jelly, Manchego….read more