SMWS Spirit Of The Season 2022

SMWS Spirit Of The Season 2022

SMWS Spirit Of The Season 2022 – 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 Spirit Of The Season 2022 outturn has to offer.

See below the full list of bottles being released for the SMWS Spirit Of The Season 2022. (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).

SMWS Spirit Of The Season 2022 bottles below:

35.318 – Spiced Hot Orange Juice

60.6% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside ~ £57.00

We prepared a hot sauce, West Indian style, with spice coming from the scotch bonnet peppers and fruity aromas from mango, pineapple and guava. Plenty of lovely esters on the palate neat with pear drops, foamy banana sweets and candied hazelnuts but, at the same time, a cinnamon spiced hot orange juice. Following the addition of water runny honey, roasted vanilla pods, American cream soda, coconut and oak shavings appeared while the taste had plenty of sweet goodness with jelly babies, milk bottle chews and pink wafers. In the finish we found sweet peppered baked bacon and allspice pickled watermelon rindread more

38.35 – Hibiscus Tea Beneath A Mango Tree

50.7% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 25yo ~ Speyside ~ £280.50

Warm and salty sea air brought with it the fragrance of coconut and almond oil as we sat sipping hibiscus tea, cranberry juice and chewing dried apricots. On the palate the fragrance developed into delicate lilies and peppery nasturtium leaves with sweet flavours of lemon curd on banoffee pie and custard, before black forest gateau arrived with a pinch of sawdust. With water came an elegant arousal of toasted oak and coconut with roasted pears topped with cinnamon and golden sultanas in syrup. Tropical fruits now delivered fresh mango and melon with tinned peaches, honey and cinnamon with ginger to finishread more

Peat & Sweet Punchy Pair

53.407 ~ Nutty Peaty Sweetie ~ 11yo ~ Islay
28.73 ~ Porridge Of Dreams ~ 9yo ~ Highland

A great little combo for any Christmas occasion is this Sweet & Peat Punchy Pair. Cask No. 53.407 brings strong maritime aromas with lobster pots covered with dried seaweed merged with charred marshmallows and toffee apples rolled in soot. Cask No.28.73 is a charismatic and playful young whisky with notes of sunflower oil, cinder toffee and Bakewell tartsread more


Dreamy Duo

53.416 ~ Of The Clan MacRancio! ~ 14yo ~ Islay
112.108 ~ Orchard Grenade ~ 8yo ~ Highland

These contrasting and flavour-packed whiskies bring a magical taste experience. Cask No. 53.416 holds a big and highly polished nose with notes of window putty, root beer syrup and rainbow sherbet. The mouth is full of sharp black fruits, pickling juices and a huge tarry quality. In dreamy contrast, Cask No 112.108 is loaded with lots of freshness and sharp grassy greenery with dried mango, olive oil and elderflowerread more


Curiosier & Curiosier Trio

93.184 ~ A Curiosity To Say The Least! ~ 12yo ~ Speyside
66.210 ~ Mudpie ~ 9yo ~ Speyside
55.64 ~ Vibrant And Thermogenic ~ 9yo ~ Campbeltown

Leave behind your preconceptions and open your mind to a diverse world of flavour. Demonstrating the diversity of the single cask, each bottling in this trio is matured in bourbon wood but showcases a full spectrum of flavours. From banana and white chocolate madeira cake, smoked limoncello with poster paints to cheese and pickle sandwichesread more


Flavour Fantasy Trio

53.416 ~ Of The Clan MacRancio! ~ 14yo ~ Islay
48.151 ~ Take Two! ~ 9yo ~ Speyside
135.45 ~ How To Get Sunburnt After Dark ~ 10yo ~ Highland

Fragrant on the nose, rich in character and lip-smacking on the palate, each of these three bottlings bring a fantasy of flavour to explore. Satisfy the senses, with smoked toffee apples, paprika, lemon bonbons and heather honey. Three very different whiskies that will spark imagination and conversationread more


Three Exceptional Characters

42.82 ~ The Thing ~ 14yo ~ Highland
73.136 ~ Uplifting Vibe ~ 10yo ~ Speyside
39.248 ~ Doing The Conga ~ 10yo ~ Speyside

Three contrasting flavour profiles come together to make this spectacular trio. Enjoy the journey from sunshine on heather, creamed coconut and orange zest to butter icing, jam roly poly and sweet nettle tea. Take a stop along the coast with anchovies in brine, seawater and oily peat smoke. One to share in good companyread more