SMWS Outturn October 2022 goes live on Friday 21st October 2022
Halloween Daring Drams – 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 SMWS Halloween Daring Drams October 2022 outturn has to offer. The SMWS October 2022 outturn is released on Friday 21st October 2022.
See below the full list of bottles being released for the 3rd SMWS October 2022 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 September 2022 outturn).
Halloween Daring Drams SMWS Outturn October 2022 bottles below:
56.3% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Highland ~ £72.60
On this nose, cereals and fruit were joined in holy matrimony – Birchermuesli with spiced plums and barbecued banana sprinkled with brown sugar, cinnamon and toasted almond flakes – as clean as sunshine on golden barley. On the palate, stewed forest fruits with honey, whipped cream and meringue gave way eventually to the lasting warmth of ginger, nutmeg, spiced walnuts and chewed pencil ends. The reduced nose offered lightly toasted breakfast cereal with freeze-dried strawberries and raspberries, and tutti frutti ice cream with wafers. The palate now delivered lovely sweet oat, honey, coconut and cinnamon biscuits that melted in the mouth… read more
55.4% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.10
A light and bubbly initial aroma that included candy floss and rose water up front, then strawberry mille fuille, barley sugar, tree bark and a hint of Turkish delight. Reduction brought out an intensely floral profile: lots of wild roses, vase water and forest flowers. Then wee surprise hints of mint cake and new leather. The neat palate displayed soft minty notes, pink wafer biscuit, boiled citrus sweets and notes of guava drizzled with flower honey. After reduction we got marshmallows, leaf mulch, dried herbs, fruity waxes and elderflower cordial… read more
60.7% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 10yo ~ Islay ~ £66.30
Amidst the clear earth and falling autumn leaves we found flashes of green as olive oil and lime zest led us towards margarita cocktails topped with wood ash. The palate was like a smoky bloody mary with tomato vines, chilli sauce and singed heather swirling deeper into rosemary, thyme and waxy textures merging with sticky honey. After adding water we were in familiar surroundings at the seaside amongst rock pools… read more
58.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £61.20
The nose opened with Neapolitan ice-cream, marshmallows and vanilla custard, but a citric surge gradually caught up (lemon pulp, lime leaf, lemon barley water). The palate’s sweet treats were tempered by teasing bitterness – lemon drizzle cake, sugared almonds and burnt toffee; the finish picked up tobacco leaf, tree bark and cinnamon. The reduced nose caught a moment by the pool with sauvignon blanc and lemon-flavoured dark chocolate served on sun-warmed oak. The palate now wandered from a bright dawn of honey, carnation milk and lemon cup cakes to a dry dusk of chilli, cumin, lemon zest and mint flavoured Fisherman’s Friends… read more