Tasting Notes / Bottles by Scotch Malt Whisky Society



SMWS 52.20 All Day American Breakfast in the Garden
SMWS 52.20 All Day American Breakfast in the Garden

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 95th post

SMWS 53.135 - Ambush By the Sound of Islay
SMWS 53.135 - Ambush By the Sound of Islay

The second of the two Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling reviews that i'm posting this evening, both from the 10cl bottles which were part of my joining pack. This time it's the 53.135 Ambush By the

SMWS 53.166 - Kings feast down a mine shaft
SMWS 53.166 - Kings feast down a mine shaft

Part of a short series of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings this dram, the 53.166 Kings feast down a mine shaft has been available for a while now and is a cracker of a dram.

SMWS 53.196 Waiting for the Ambulance
SMWS 53.196 Waiting for the Ambulance

From March's Scotch Malt Whisky Society outturn this is 53.196 Waiting for the Ambulance

SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll
SMWS 53.198 Wasabi on a California Roll

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 97th post

SMWS 53.201 True Love on a Pebble Beach
SMWS 53.201 True Love on a Pebble Beach

The fifth dram from the Livingston Whisky Club tasting at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society at Queen Streethosted by the wonderful Annabel Meikle (@thewhiskybelle) was 53.201 True Love on a Pebble Beach.

SMWS 53.218 Philadelphia Cigar Perfection
SMWS 53.218 Philadelphia Cigar Perfection

Tom has had this dram for a while now, as a share with a group of friends, but everytime he went to write notes, he instead just sipped the dram and enjoyed it, so asked me, Ben K, to jump in with another set of notes.

SMWS 55.23 Chow Mein on a Workbench
SMWS 55.23 Chow Mein on a Workbench

This is my first The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram from this particular distillery, in fact i've only tried a couple (now) from this distillery.

SMWS 59.43 - Caramel Swirl Ice Cream
SMWS 59.43 - Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is celebrating it's 30th anniversary in 2013 and this SMWS 59.43 is one of the handful of bottles featuring the 30th anniversary label released this year.

SMWS 59.47 A Dram for Shirley Valentine
SMWS 59.47 A Dram for Shirley Valentine

Another The Scotch Malt Whisky Society mini this time bought around 6 months ago as part of the mini and mug selection which they had at the venuews, a fabulous little 59.47 A Dram for Shirley a Valen

SMWS 59.48 - A sensory journey
SMWS 59.48 - A sensory journey

This 59.48 - A sensory journey was tasted at the beginning of the month when I went along to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's clans and drams opening feast at the vaults in Edinburgh with my good frie

SMWS 59.50 Comfortable in the Chesterfield
SMWS 59.50 Comfortable in the Chesterfield

Another from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society whisky for a year selection from this year as October's bottle was this 59.50 Comfortable in the Chesterfield

SMWS 63.28 Cherry Blossom Painting
SMWS 63.28 Cherry Blossom Painting

I was lucky to pop into the Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue on Queen St in Edinburgh last week to meet London Venue manager Joe McGirr (@smwslondon) for a couple of drams and catch up.

SMWS 63.33 Rich treacly and sumptuous
SMWS 63.33 Rich treacly and sumptuous

Tasted as Part of the Big November List preview evening at Queen street this 63.33 Rich treacly and sumptuous which was one of the couple of ex sherry cask drams i tried..

SMWS 65.5 Old School Speyside
SMWS 65.5 Old School Speyside

This dram is from a distillery with a chequered past that closed in 1998, has since been knocked down and replaced with part of another distillery with a different name, so although the site and location might be used the name of this distillery will not.

SMWS 66.35 Savoury smoke and spicy sweetness
SMWS 66.35 Savoury smoke and spicy sweetness

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram came from Danny Williamson (@dramstats) from Dramstats and had been sitting in my to do pile for quite a while and i finally got round to it last week.

SMWS 66.45 An Inspired Menu
SMWS 66.45 An Inspired Menu

The last of a wee series of drams that i tasted at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue on Queen St in Edinburgh when i recently went to meet London Venue Manager Joe McGirr (@smwslondon) for a couple

SMWS 7.113 Takes You To Another Place
SMWS 7.113 Takes You To Another Place

This The Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram I've had sitting about for a while, I believe it didn't appear on the official outturn and is one of only 147 bottles matured in a 2nd fill port barrique.

SMWS 7.80 - Dapper Dan and Holly Hunte
SMWS 7.80 - Dapper Dan and Holly Hunte

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 7.83 Fresh, airy and sherbety
SMWS 7.83 Fresh, airy and sherbety

Another cracker of a dram this Scotch Malt Whisky Society 7.83 Fresh, airy and sherbety is sweet fruity and spicy and acidic enough to please any palate.