SMWS Summer Solstice Selection

This weekend marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, signalling the longest day of the year and inspiring a host of celebrations around the globe. Whether you’re dreaming of some Mediterranean sunshine, searching for beautiful summer flavours or enjoying a bit of solstice meditation.  SMWS have got something for you in their seven new bottlings, online this afternoon.

SMWS Summer Solstice Selection below:

SMWS 135.22

Beautiful Bizarre!

59.9% ~ 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel ~ 10yo ~ Highland

We imagined walking through steep vineyards just before harvest and being taken by surprise when the heavens opened, before finding shelter in a wooden shack. While we waited, we unpacked an apple pie with raisins and walnuts… read more



SMWS 35.253

Eastern Mediterranean Flair

59.1% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 13yo ~ Speyside

The initial smell was just like a Greek liqueur called Mastiha made using the resin from the mastic tree on the island of Chios with a pleasant sweet, slightly salty and highly fragrant pine and cedar-like aroma. On the palate it started…. read more



54.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

A striking aroma of violet creams, new leather couch, wasabi peas, summer fruit cordial and perfumed sandalwood. Also rosewater, white chocolate and raspberry cookies and butter biscuit. With water there arises musky tones of plum skins, black grapes and sweet…. read more


SMWS 68.35

Mediation In An Orchard

54.6% ~ 1stFill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 12yo ~ Highland

The nose seemed gentle at first – stewed apple and custard, Party Ring biscuits and strawberry jam – then hints of wood sap, white pepper and gooseberry bushes arrived. The neat palate was mouth-watering with Mon Cheri chocolates, Anthon Berg plum marzipans and…. read more


SMWS 71.72

Office Supplies

63.9% ~ 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 8yo ~ Speyside

Barley wine and apple juice with a dash of breakfast tea at first nosing. Add to that lime sherbet, lemongrass, lambic cider and damp moss. A hint of printer toner and hibiscus tea cooler as well. With water comes honeydew melon, citrus-infused wheat beer, rapeseed oil, plain porridge… read more


Dunnage Beehive

61.7% ~ 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel ~ 9yo ~ Speyside

A vivacious initial aroma of cedar, sweet honey, orange oils, honeycomb, honey cake orange flowers, mandarin liqueur, tea cakes, caramel wafers and honeysuckle draped around a potting shed. A little water and there’s powdered custard, coriander leaf, Edinburgh Rock, heather honey… read more


Engaging and Entertaining

59.5% ~ Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead ~ 10yo ~ Highland

The aroma reminded us of the skin and flesh of ripe pears having been fermented, distilled and aged in glass demijohns to then mellow, making now the almost perfect Williams Christ pear schnapps with a sweet, fruity and refreshing… read more