A One to One with some 121s

. The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThere are certain distilleries that i absolutely love from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and 121 is one of them as bottle 121.50 was one of my very first and one that really showed me how good they can be, this pair of drams really showcase the differences between Single Cask whiskies and are both fabulous and very drinkable but both very unique.

If pushed I would have to say the 121.64 Maggie Thatcher at the Funfair is my favourite of the two, but then I could easily drink both, this is definitely a distillery to watch out for when you see the Scotch Malt Whisky Society outturn pop through the door.

If you're a whisky fan then the Scotch Malt Whisky Society really is for you.


SMWS 121.64 Maggie Thatcher at the Funfair

. The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyAnother cracker from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this is the wonderfully titled 121.64 Maggie Thatcher at the Funfair

This is what i love about the Scotch Malt Whisky Society the whisky is just so different from the distilleries normal character at times and yet so similar at others and this one shows both ends of that spectrum, it's very much got the distillery character but it's so different to anything you can buy directly from them that it just makes it so much more interesting.

If you're a whisky fan then the Scotch Malt Whisky Society really is for you.

 

there's notes in here of fresh fruit, apples, oranges, pears and gentle banana whilst a fresh sweet sugary note faints in and out also. Underlying that is a dusty, foostie note that reminds me of an old tartan picnic blanket that used to sit at the back of my grans cupboard and i would take into the garden in the summer for the first time of the year.

oh where did all the fruit go, very tweedie and dusty, with hints of nettle soup and then the sweetness comes back in as cloved infused oranges and pear slices in syrup

initially cloves and spice before orange and pear overtake it.

Bottle Name: SMWS 121.64 Maggie Thatcher at the Funfair
Age: 14
ABV: 54.50
Distiller: Arran
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands


SMWS 121.67 Energising & Enigmatic

. The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyYet another interesting once from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this is the 121.67 - Energising & Enigmatic

Again the differences in Single Cask whiskies are prominent here with gloss paint and sweet fruits mixing with chocolate limes and pepper to give a different, unique, interesting, confusing experience, a lovely dram with a great title.

If you're a whisky fan then the Scotch Malt Whisky Society really is for you.

 

i've popped my nose in this glass a few tiems before writing any notes as i just couldn't get what it was, it's a mix of gloss paint - the good quality dulux stuff - along with some walkers sweet chili sensations crisps, some hints of gentle citrus fruits, in the form of the yellow starburst (opal fruits) coming through here also with even some chocolate limes after a while too.

An initial hit of spicy pepper which calms down and becomes sweet chocolate limes and starburt with pepper coming back in strongly

Peppery and mouthwatering, a very interesting one this one

Bottle Name: SMWS 121.67 Energising & Enigmatic
Age: 13
ABV: 58.10
Distiller: Arran
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands

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