SMWS | Speyside Whisky

April 2021 sees the release of SMWS Speyside Whisky collection. Have a look at what SMWS Speyside Whisky is available and currently in stock, some of the whiskies have appeared in previous SMWS Outturns.

The SMWS Speyside Whisky selection of whiskies follows on from their previous SMWS Hauf ‘N’ Hauf, SMWS Whiskies That Sparkle Selection and the previous months special releases of SMWS The Vaults Collection, SMWS Solstice Selection of whiskies and SMWS A Wee Cheeky Selection released in 2020.

SMWS | Speyside Whisky below:

SMWS 38.28

38.28 – Warms The Cockles Of Your Heart

53.6% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 25yo ~ Speyside

Imagine chopped mixed fresh fruits, like apples, pears, bananas and pineapple all stewed in orange-flavoured sugar syrup and then set on fire with a brandy flame creating a fresh fruit flambé served with a topping of whipped cream. On the palate still plenty of fire ‘warming the cockles of our hearts’ with tropical fruits, spicy seasoned oak and a hint of ash….read more


SMWS 115.20

115.20 – The Upside-Down

45.5% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 26yo ~ Speyside

Rich and toasty aromas of teacakes and toffee combined with cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise in a heavy fruitcake topped with molasses and dates. The palate was equally as sumptuous with oozing dark treacle, Manuka honey and brittle toffee over prunes, raisins and coffee beans in dark navy rum. With water came a wave of bitter orange marmalade, black forest gateau…read more


SMWS 113.31

113.31 – Push Pineapples Shake A Tree

58.1% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 22yo ~ Speyside

A gentle start delivered sweet perfume and candyfloss with clean wood and dry straw. Juicy fruits combined pineapple chunks with pears, peaches and strawberries against a backdrop of vanilla and sawdust. Spicy ginger and cloves arrived on the palate with a balanced sweetness of golden syrup and sugared doughnuts…read more


SMWS 35.270

35.270 – At The End Of A Perfect Day

53.3% ~ 2nd Fill Toasted Hogshead ~ 33yo ~ Speyside

Imagine coming inside after a bracing walk in very cold conditions, you’ve slipped off your comfortable coat crafted from a blend of camel hair and virgin wool, put on your slippers and sat down by the open crackling fire to enjoy figs in syrup, sweet dates wrapped in bacon, mature cheddar cheese and a glass of very old vintage Malmsey Madeira wine….read more


SMWS 7.260

7.260 – Elegant Calligraphy Dram

57.0% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Speyside

The nose is elegant calligraphy embellished with fruity flourishes (stone fruits, orchard fruits, rhubarb, banana) and candy-coated curlicues (honey, golden syrup, chocolate ice-cream) – but the content is a story of oak, spinning tales of coconut, camphor, hemp sacks and mahogany wood. The palate develops similarly – silky smooth mouth-feel and fine flavours or orange sponge cake….read more


SMWS 35.284

35.284 – An Invigorating Fizzy Cocktail

60.0% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

“Invigorating and a good balance just like a yoga posture” was the initial comment, soon followed by fresh, citric, coconut, toffee, pear drops and chamomile aromas. Malty and fruity on the palate neat, digestive biscuits and plenty of pears and peaches next to crème caramel with white pepper. Water released bergamot and cardamom pods as well as….read more


SMWS 46.107

46.107 – Taiwanese Finishing School

54.9% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

The Panel found a densely honeyed dram, one full of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, artificial sweeteners, heather honey, olive oil cake, toffee popcorn, muscovado sugar and white chocolate. A little water brought cream egg yolks, vanilla toffee, ripe pineapple and a deeply scented overall profile riddled with young dessert wines, custards and furniture polish….read more


SMWS 9.197

9.197 – Amaretto Chocolate Affogato

60.6% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 24yo ~ Speyside

This was a real sniffer’s dram which we could have nosed all night – aromas of toasted oak, coconut, pear and caramelised white chocolate galette, marzipan, pinesap and leather…the list could go on and on! What a surprise on the palate neat; this packed a real punch with plenty of spice and charred woody notes next to a warming, never-ending, earthy tobacco grand finale….read more


SMWS 80.20

80.20 – Easy-Peasy,…!

59.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

We were busy in the kitchen making lemon confit using olive and canola oil with a pinch of salt as well as white chocolate coconut fudge and vanilla custard. Well rounded on the palate neat, a beautiful sweetness; vanilla cream, marshmallows and coconut candy while in the finish a ginger Jaffa cake trifle….read more


SMWS 9.195

9.195 – Float With The Jazz Faeries

56.5% ~ Re-fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 12yo ~ Speyside

A wonderfully sappy and herbal nose at first. Alive, green, fresh and abundantly vivacious and springy. Lots of saps, pollens, cut grass, marker pens, white flowers, fir wood resins, dried apricot in flapjack and exotic hardwood shavings hot from a lathe. Water unveils linen starch, hessian cloth, cream crackers, pure cereals, barley water, malt extract, ash-rolled goat cheese….read more


SMWS 38.31

38.31 – The Magic Is So Strong

53.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 26yo ~ Speyside

Miraculously we were transported to the Caribbean, to be precise to the island of Antigua, and there to Nelson’s dockyard in the marina called English Harbour with, the non-existing, one o’clock gun being fired – imagination is a wonderful thing! We enjoyed a scoop of blood orange and honey sorbet as well as rum and raisin ice cream on a chocolate waffle….read more


SMWS 35.264

35.264 – Midnight Marmalade

46.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 33yo ~ Speyside

It was a dark night and in the moonlight shadows lurked hazelnuts, walnuts and burnt orange skin. Soy sauce merged with maple syrup and oozed over the remains of bruised apples, smoked ham and linseed oil. Chewy flavours prowled around dark malted rye bread covered with marmalade, nutmeg and molasses before hot cross buns fell victim to banana flambé….read more


SMWS 24.141

24.141 – Leather-Bound Exuberance

50.7% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 30yo ~ Speyside

A soft and distinctive nose journeyed through a library of ripe fruit and leather-bound books covered with a fine layer of antique dust. Apple crumble and ripe pears joined varnished wooden shelves to suggest aged calvados before pineapple cake, lemon sponge and vanilla gave a bakery appeal. The palate deepened with wild strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and banana flambé….read more


SMWS 113.34

113.34 – Magically Mediterranean

59.4% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 30yo ~ Speyside

Exquisite, elegant and graceful were the first comments after a long period of silence. We detected soft-spoken aromas of sweet tobacco, leather bound books, iced lemon tea as well as wheat fields on a late-summer’s day. On the palate imagine juicy, fresh figs chopped into goat cheese arugula salad with delicate balsamic vinaigrette – figalicious….read more


SMWS 38.32

38.32 – “Inspiring, Bold John Barleycorn”

52.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 26yo ~ Speyside

Our excited and enthusiastic panellists were inspired by this to paint word pictures. The nose was ‘Dried cranberries on sticky Dundee cake, dunked in port and topped with shavings of nutmeg’. The palate suggested ‘Dried fruits, syrupy vanilla and a leather jacket whose previous owner used perfume and tobacco….read more


SMWS 35.271

35.271 – Encased In Leather

56.4% ~ 1st Fill Toasted Hogshead ~ 25yo ~ Speyside

Soft leather wrapped around toasted pine nuts, almonds and praline before teasing us with dried prunes, bruised apples and a silky layer of linseed oil. Then notes of coffee and molasses combined with dark chocolate on a bed of baked orange skin and walnuts. A dash of water brought a sensual synthesis of plums, pine nuts and salted caramel between silky sheets of cinnamon butter and fudge….read more


SMWS 76.146

76.146 – Dancing Sevillanas In The Moonlight

50.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Hogshead ~ 32yo ~ Speyside

This bottle is limited to 1 per member. Any additional orders will be cancelled and refunded. The first sniff evokes sherry wine, leather boots and the inside of a jazz guitar – also apricot flan, chocolate orange, iced gingerbread, prune juice and toffee apples. The mouth-filling palate suggests sherry trifle, pastel de nata, orange peel, spiced raisins, sticky dates and café crème cigars. Water shifts the nose to polished mahogany, dry savannah….read more


SMWS 12.43

12.43 – Desire Lines

54.8% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Sherry Butt ~ 28yo ~ Speyside

Salted caramel chocolate at first, then greengage, cocoa, aged sweet Chenin from the Loire and madeira sponge cake. A dram that induces hushed silence. It continues with melon liqueur, raspberry cordial, muesli, spiced dark fruits, rum cocktails, gingerbread and figs in syrup. A rather humbling complexity. Reduction brings savoury umami, dense chocolate, black pepper warmth, nutty, meaty and bready qualities….read more


SMWS 115.17

115.17 – Flower Meadows And Lemon Groves

43.2% ~ Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 30yo ~ Speyside

On the nose; summer flower meadows and lemon groves – you can almost feel the balmy air and hear the bees. Also, pineapple, Charentais melon and highly polished furniture. The palate is fruity and floral; quince jelly, jasmine, elderflower, orange blossom and fresh pineapple dusted with chilli and salt. The reduced nose is wonderfully gentle, subtle and attractive….read more