SMWS 3x30s

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyA wee look at three Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings all from distillery 30 to get an insight into just how different these can be.

With many single malts the whole point is consistency, it's making sure that the GlenWhatever 12 i get every year still tastes much the same, with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society every bottling run from a distillery will be completely different.

So you have here 30.80 - from a refill ex bourbon hogshead, 30.77 from a refill ex sherry butt and 30.72 from a refill port pipe all fabulous drams, all really different, there's no other way of experiencing this amazing cask strength goodness than somewhere like the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

I really couldn't pick a favourite, each has it;s own occassion, but what i will say is that they are all fabulous.

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SMWS 30.72 Take a Break and Have a...

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyI bought this Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottle when looking for port finished, or matured whiskies and 30.72 Take a Break and Have a... really does hit the spot.

Jammy to taste and thick in texture this relly belies the fact it's only 11 year old, lovely complex flavours and huts spices that warm on the finish make this a perfect dram for me.

If you are a whisky fan you really should consider joining The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

 

Initially some damson and apricot jams intermix with an underlying spice which is a mix of grated ginger and powdered cinnamon theres a chocolatey note that comes next then ice cream wafers and hints of digestive biscuits

Some fairy liquid soapy bubbles to begin with followed by cinnamon and digestive biscuits... Hints of apricot jam and manuka honey also

Sweet and spicy

Bottle Name: SMWS 30.72 Take a Break and Have a...
Age: 11
ABV: 57.30
Distiller: Glenrothes
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


SMWS 30.77 This is Nuts

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyAnother Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottle, this time 30.77 This is Nuts, which i'd like to thank Chris Miles (@chrismiles303) from Still Dramming for the generous sample.

Massive nutty notes (surprise surprise, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society names are usually pretty spot on) but with a lot more fruitiness and chocolate that i was expecting, a lovely dram.

If you are a whisky fan you really should consider joining The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

 

There's a lovely sweet fruity nuttiness to this that reminds me of mixed chocolate covered raisins nuts and apricots with hints of sugared almonds add to that a fruit cake and some floral notes

Initially quite sweet then there's a real crushed mixed nuts note with some definite Brazil nuts and lots of sweet sherry notes on top

Begins to go quite spicy

Bottle Name: SMWS 30.77 This is Nuts
Age: 16
ABV: 57.70
Distiller: Glenrothes
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


SMWS 30.80 A Wicker Basket Full of Dark Pleasures

The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyPart of a Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottle that was shared by a small group of whisky bloggers and whisky fans this is 30.80 A Wicker Basket Full of Dark Pleasures.

I remember tasting this after the preview tasting in March (info here) and loving it so suggested teh share and i'm so glad i did this is a cracking fruity, chocolate dram full of yumminess.

If you are a whisky fan you really should consider joining The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

 

There's a lovely fresh fruit basket note here first with a hint of spices and a dose of dark chocolate bounty, the coconut coming through lovely on this before the grated ginger comes through strongly

Fresh fruit basket comes through first then the grated ginger comes back with a twist of black pepper

Fresh fruit and tinned fruit syrup

Bottle Name: SMWS 30.80 A Wicker Basket Full of Dark Pleasures
Age: 23
ABV: 54.90
Distiller: Glenrothes
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


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