SMWS Outturn September 2022

SMWS Outturn September 2022 goes live on Friday 16th September 2022

All Together Now – 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 All Together Now September 2022 outturn has to offer. The SMWS September 2022 outturn is released on Friday 16th August 2022.

See below the full list of bottles being released for the SMWS September 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 August 2022 outturn).

All Together Now SMWS Outturn September 2022 bottles below:


48.8% ~ 1st Fill Barrel ~ 1yo ~ Edinburgh ~ £45.80

We noticed, at first, a lovely tinge like the pleasing glow of the first ray of light at sunrise. On the nose neat, clearly juniper-led but also with the additional aromas of coriander in a cloudy lemonade, juicy sliced pears and eucalyptus. Really zingy and fresh on the palate and with a lot more spice, yet surprisingly rather different to what the nose led us to believe as we decided on spicy mandarin flavoured Fisherman’s Friend lozenges. Water added a sweet white grape scent next to rhubarb and custard sweets, while to taste truly ‘gin-ius’ with sweet and spice perfectly balanced, lime zest and orange oil and then, in the finish, juniperread more

95.66 – Dali-esque Bodega Landscape

55.6% ~ 1st Fill Hogshead ~ 16yo ~ Speyside ~ £90.80

After 13 years in ex-bourbon wood, we transferred this into a first-fill American oak PX hogshead. On the nose, red apple and walnut morph into cherries, raisins and prunes, eventually resembling a Dali-esque landscape where treacle melts over a bodega. The palate develops prunes, dates and figs, accompanied by croissants smeared with Nutella. The reduced nose finds chocolate-coated raisins and sultanas, browned butter and caramelised sugar – citric notes also emerge (orange blossom, blood orange). The reduced palate is a lip-smacking assortment of berries and fruits (bramble, cassis, raspberry ripple, cherry jam, plum and grape) with a dry finish of allspice and maceread more

1.272 – Meet The Herb Gardener

59.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £66.30

The initial nose suggested pineapple chunks rolled in popping candy. Then more delicate things like pressed flowers, gorse bush, muddled parsley and white pepper. A punchy but nicely detailed profile. With water we found caramelised oatmeal, natural yoghurt, heather flowers, old school bitter ales and liquorice. The neat palate was rather herbal initially, showing notes of thyme, sage and dried verbena. Beyond that we found pine sap and dried apricot too. Water brought sandalwood, pine cones, shoe leather and orange-flavoured waxinessread more

9.255 – Tropical Trail Mix

53.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 18yo ~ Speyside ~ £100.80

“Divine!” was the first comment, following a long spell of silence. The aroma was that of opening a wooden snack crate brimming with tropical trail mix, selected nuts and juicy dried fruits. On the palate came toasted almonds alongside desiccated coconut and golden syrup flapjacks, while in the finish a vibrant acidity as if from chardonnay aged in oak. A drop of water summoned fresh fruits such as pineapple, peaches and mango salsa, while the mouthfeel was now sweet, smooth and rounded with tastes of honey, lemon, stem ginger and delicate hints of oakread more

26.206 – Tropical Toothpaste

61.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Highland ~ £58.70

A burst of tropical fruit and juicy melon collided with salted caramel and the menthol breeze of cough sweets. The palate too was tropical and juicy with ripe mango, pineapple and grapefruit while minty white chocolate mingled with liquorice sweets. Water unveiled a more maritime temperament of minerals, sand and seashells mixed with lemon, pine sap and wisps of smoke over sourdough bread and leather. Flavours retained their juicy refrain as candied orange peel merged with golden sultanas. The menthol had become a more spicy peppermint alongside white pepper, cinnamon and golden syrup to finishread more

35.324 – Tangerine Collins

58.9% ~ 1st Fill Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside ~ £54.00

On the neat nose, we described the aroma with a word used in the perfume industry – chypre. In our case a mix of sandalwood, sweetly floral and slightly musky, but also fresh citrus and peppermint notes. On the palate a mango salsa with a hint of chilli, as well as cape gooseberry scones with lemon and slices of crispy green apple. Following reduction, we found lavender shortbread, Dutch caramel-filled stroopwafels and candy cane cookies on the nose. To taste, fresh and mouth coating like vanilla ice cream with a pomegranate pear compote and, instead of using lemon juice for a Tom Collins cocktail, we used tangerine juiceread more

39.249 – Entertaining Complexity

61.0% ~ 1st Fill Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

On the nose, apples, pears and citrus run eventually into emulsion paint, with interesting side runners of Victory V’s, menthol, olive oil biscuits and various botanicals. That faint aromatic botanical echo continues on the palate, with wheat beer, coriander, liquorice and mint; it also has creamy, buttery aspects (foamy bananas and single cream drizzled over fruit salad). The reduced nose evokes honeysuckle growing up the trunks of oaks and pines in a forest. With water, the palate still stands up for itself, proclaiming flavours of Bakewell tarts (with almonds), Battenberg cake, artificial cherries and praline; overall a fine, entertaining complexityread more

44.156 – Roasted Salsify and Lemony Tahini

61.8% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Px Hogshead ~ 15yo ~ Speyside ~ £89.10

We imagined varnishing a dark walnut wood fence, opening a grow bag with sweet soil or a wooden cabinet containing an array of exotic spices. On the palate, it could make you cry, hot and dry initially but then turning into a Reuben sandwich of rye bread with pastrami, sauerkraut, melted cheese and plenty of spicy thousand island dressing. After reduction, one Panel member roasted salsify with toasted walnuts and a lemony tahini sauce – we took his word for it. To taste, warm apple tartlets with a red wine-caramel sauce. Following 12 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a second fill PX hogsheadread more

53.421 – Smoked Cloudy Mulled Cider

57.8% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 10yo ~ Islay ~ £66.30

We noticed the extremely pale colour, but don’t let that put you off. The aroma was that of wakame and prawns smoked on a barbeque, and a green olive tapenade. On the palate, lemon chilli-glazed chicken wings, scorched rosemary, charred wood and liquorice, as we all questioned whether one always needs an active cask when you can taste something like this which was so “pure and naked”. Water added sweet barley notes entwined with seaweed and sea salt. The flavour was that of smoked dry-roasted peanuts as well as smoked woodpigeon on toast, all washed down with a cloudy mulled ciderread more

63.102 – 99 Flavours

62.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside ~ £53.10

The nose started cleanly – nettles, lemongrass and menthol – before bourbons, custard creams, party rings and walnut whip appeared, complicated by hints of maple-cured bacon. The initial palate was dominated by coconut chocolate bars and sambal; later on we identified liquorice, peppermint oil and coal tar. The reduced nose offered some odd fruity notes – cloudy cider, lemon peel, pineapple, gooseberry and chutney; those early biscuits had now sweetened to fudge and golden syrup. Sweeter on the palate too – custardy, cinnamony pastel de nata, Edinburgh rock, a chocolate flake and whipped ice cream – sweet and delicious, with mouth-coating and chalky texturesread more

66.225 – A Clear Case Of A Hostile Takeover

59.1% ~ 2nd Fill Bourbon Ex-Peaty Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Highland ~ £72.60

Here we go, the American disco act Lipps Inc. sung in 1979 “Won’t you take me to Funkytown?” Well, we went, and the nose offered lobster pots, emulsion paint, a hint of petrol and fishy oiliness combined with over-ripe kiwis. On the palate, ashy burning gorse entwined with muscle rub and engine oil. Water added aromas of smoked mango and papaya, lime-sugar dipping salt and smoked venison carpaccio, while to taste, unctuous fruits and massive medicinal smoke. This was a hostile takeover, bonkers but lovely stuff indeed. Following 11 years in an ex-bourbon barrel, we transferred this whisky into a second fill bourbon barrel that previously was used to mature peaty whisky 93.137read more

73.145 – A Curious Wee Sort

57.8% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £61.20

The panel initially noted canvass knapsacks, brown bread, shoe polish and dried apricot on the neat nose. We also found peach stones, dried flowers and honeysuckle. ‘Charismatic’ was the consensus. With water it evolved some lovely notes of lemon verbena, cod liver oil and lightly sooty touches along with citrus rinds and porridge. A firm bodied and slightly old school malt. The palate initially was warm with white pepper and intriguing notes of gorse flower, mineral oils, shoe leather and tiger balm. Dilution made it easier and more cohesive but thickened the texture. We got notes of ginger cake, red apples, vanilla fudge, grassy olive oil, aniseed and eucalyptusread more

80.41 – Volcanic Marmalade

60.2% ~ 1st Fill Barrique ~ 11yo ~ Speyside ~ £61.70

Marmalade-glazed German sausage was served with sweet wholegrain mustard laden with orange oil on a bed of singed coconut and oak ash. The oak came forward on the palate where it was joined by heaps of cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves. Spiced peaches then flowed into mulled whisky before mint emerged on the finish. With water, the marmalade was spread over toasted oak staves and joined by creamy orange creme brûlée. Apple-scented tobacco smoke appeared on the palate alongside chocolate-coated dark cherries, Black Forest gateau and cask char mingling with peppermint leaves. Eight years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a toasted Caucasian oak barriqueread more

82.43 – You Might Start Yodelling

64.2% ~ 2nd Fill Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Highland ~ £61.20

We imagined a wicker basket containing cutlery, a tea towel and fresh grapes, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries and mirabelle plums. On the palate the latter led us from freshly picked apricots alongside roasted pears and macadamia nuts to the elegant, smooth flavour of a South Tyrolean mirabelle brandy. Following the addition of water, the scent was that of herbal caramel-flavoured sweets, rhubarb rock and mint chocolate fudge. The taste was extremely creamy, like cookies with a gooey marshmallow dip, and we stayed figuratively in the Alps with that retro snowball cocktail of advocaat, lime juice and sparkling lemonaderead more

108.55 – Treasures Of The Sea

64.3% ~ 1st Fill Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

Get ready for an al fresco dining experience as we prepared deep fried golden, crisp whitebait with dried chilli, seasoned with zesty lime juice as well as salt and pepper and a smoky red pepper mayo as a dip. Plenty of smoke on the palate but at the same time super intense tropical fruit flavours in perfect balance, like smoked pineapple coconut shrimps. Water added the sweet aromatic scent of a Thai green curry with spring vegetables simmering away on a medium heat. To taste, still with that sweet and smoky combination, but now with the addition of a certain oiliness as we got a whisky and treacle cured sea troutread more