Tasting Notes / Bottles by Scotch Malt Whisky Society



SMWS - Somerset Cider Brandy Cask 1
SMWS - Somerset Cider Brandy Cask 1

Well it turns out over the years the Scotch Malt Whisky Society have occasionally bottled some weird and wonderful things as shown by this Somerest Cider Brandy Cask 1 bottling.

SMWS 1.162 - Perfumed and mouth-watering
SMWS 1.162 - Perfumed and mouth-watering

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society sample was sent to me by the very nice Dave Worthington (@WhiskyDiscovery) from the WhiskyDiscovery blog

SMWS 1.171 - Orchids in an Old Wardrobe
SMWS 1.171 - Orchids in an Old Wardrobe

Part of a short series of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings from the last year or so this is 1.171.

SMWS 1.177 Tutti Frutti Ice Cream
SMWS 1.177 Tutti Frutti Ice Cream

Today was the first day in a number of weeks when i had a wee dram, i've been suffering from a bit of over working and finding i'm too tired and too hot for whisky, but today that change and i had som

SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma
SMWS 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma

A very special The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram is 1.183 A Vibrant Enigma as it's the oldest dram ever bottled by them, at an astonishing 48 years old.

SMWS 1.198 Night nurse in a carpenters overalls
SMWS 1.198 Night nurse in a carpenters overalls

Tasted as Part of the Big November List preview evening at Queen street this 1.198 Night nurse in a carpenters overalls from the 1st distillery bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society .

SMWS 1.97 - Orange Syllabub
SMWS 1.97 - Orange Syllabub

I've been a drinker of Scotch, especially Malt Whisky for almost 20 years now and in that time i've had some drams that are a bit crap and some that are a bit special,

SMWS 10.108 Yin and Yang
SMWS 10.108 Yin and Yang

An interesting 9 year old from this Islay Distillery matured in a virgin oak hogshead from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

SMWS 10.71 - Onions Spring Eternal
SMWS 10.71 - Onions Spring Eternal

I was lucky enough to meet up recently with John McCheyne (@SMWSAmbassador) at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh for a chat and a few drams.

SMWS 10.76 - Duelling Banjos Dram
SMWS 10.76 - Duelling Banjos Dram

Tasted at the February Outurn preview night at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this is the 10.76 - Duelling Banjos Dram

SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster
SMWS 10.77 Beware of the Monster

And yet another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society review thanks to Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from the Whisky Philes Blog who passed me this sample as part of the effort to get me to 100 in 2014.

SMWS 10.95 Smoky Porky Perky Poke
SMWS 10.95 Smoky Porky Perky Poke

There's an old adage of not reading a book by it's cover and when it comes to Scotch malt Whisky Society bottlings I tend to try not reading the whisky by it's name, but with a name like Smoky Porky Perky Poke it's not as easy as you would think.

SMWS 100.11 Picnic Party Dram
SMWS 100.11 Picnic Party Dram

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 94th post (thanks to Bar

SMWS 11.32 Cirque De Saveur
SMWS 11.32 Cirque De Saveur

I get asked a lot what my favourite whisky is, and to be honest it's such a difficult question, but i'd be happy to mention this distillery when saying ones that are on my Yes Please list.

SMWS 116.17 Pin Ball Wizard in Japanese Tea House
SMWS 116.17 Pin Ball Wizard in Japanese Tea House

The second of two Japanese Scotch Malt Whisky Society drams provided as samples from the very awesome Joe McGirr (@smwslondon) from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's London venue.

SMWS 116.20 Fascinating complexity and finesse
SMWS 116.20 Fascinating complexity and finesse

Some more Japanese drams with this Scotch Malt Whisky Society 116.20 Fascinating complexity and finesse a fabulous peated Japanese dram.

SMWS 117.3 Hubba-bubba, mango and Monstera
SMWS 117.3 Hubba-bubba, mango and Monstera

This is one of those Scotch Malt Whisky Society drams where the name causes all manner of discussion, it's 117.3 Hubba-bubba, mango and Monstera.

SMWS 118.3 Self-assured, buxom and rewarding
SMWS 118.3 Self-assured, buxom and rewarding

An Irish Dram from Scotch Malt Whisky Society this 118.3 Self-assured, buxom and rewarding is a peaty Irish teaser.

SMWS 119.10 - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day
SMWS 119.10 - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 119.10 - I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day was one that Yoav yoavgel, Chris, Erik ) and I selected as part of the #SocietyShare

SMWS 119.14 Raspberry Imperial Stout
SMWS 119.14 Raspberry Imperial Stout

Some more Japanese drams with this Scotch Malt Whisky Society 119.14 Raspberry Imperial Stout which was also matured in a first fill Bota Corta cask.