The Vaults is the iconic spiritual home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Scotland’s oldest working commercial building with a connection to the drinks trade, dating back to the 12th century. Such is the importance of the building to the Society, they have taken it’s name for a collection of exquisite rare single cask, single malts, carefully selected from the depths of their impressive stocks.
The SMWS are delighted to introduce the next two additions to The Vaults Collection, brought to you after decades of careful nurturing while they allowed them the time to reach their perfect maturation. Amongst the highest scoring of all the casks amongst the SMWS Tasting Panel, each of these special bottles are a once-in-a-lifetime bottling of liquid history, not to be missed.
SMWS | The Vaults Collection:
Invitation to the Promised Land
58.9% ~ Refill Bourbon Hogshead ~ 30yo ~ Speyside
The subtle, attractive nose welcomes you into a stately home (leather armchairs and rococo tulips) where you are served sugared almonds and barley sugars, mochaccino and expensive cigars. The palate’s bitter-sweet complexity combines coffee, crystallised orange slices… read more
50.4% ~ Refill Ex-Sherry Butt ~ 30yo ~ Speyside
A mesmerising sweet and floral yet extremely delicate scent bewitched us and we felt we’d fallen under a spell. Veil-like aromas of rose petals, peach orchards, orange blossom, marzipan and a summer fruit liqueur emerged and much later…. read more