THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY CELEBRATES PARTNER BARS WITH EXCLUSIVE WHISKY
SMWS to offer a taste of Cask No. 64.97: A sunny day in late summer by the dramat its network of partner bars
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is celebrating its partner bar network this October by offering every one of them and their whisky lovers an exclusive Society whisky to be sold by the dram.
The SMWS has 100 partner bars across 21 countries (http://bit.ly/2C5WjDL) and every one will have a measure of Cask No. 64.97: A sunny day in late summer available to all customers from 11 October 2018.
SMWS partner bars provide a home-from-home for Society members and whisky lovers alike, and have been exclusively selected for their whisky selection, bar staff expertise as well as the warmth of their welcome.
This exclusive hand-picked whisky has been chosen to support and promote the SMWS partner bar network. It cannot be found anywhere else and will not be sold by the bottle. There are only 222 bottles in total.
SMWS members will be invited to a members-only preview at partner bars before it is available to the public by the dram on 11 October 2018.
Cask No. 64.97: A sunny day in late summer
The Society’s expert Tasting Panel found the nose immediately attractive – dark polished wood, dried flowers and a late summer impression of meadows and orchard fruits (pear, peach, russet apple).
The palate had juicy fruits (pear-drops, strawberry, stewed rhubarb), chocolate and marzipan confectionery, with the finish nodding in a pink peppercorn and tobacco direction.
Celebration of partner bars
Kai Ivalo, Spirits Director at the SMWS, said: “Our partner bars provide a place of interaction for like-minded whisky enthusiasts, a sense of community, as well as making whisky fun and approachable. This year is the perfect time to release this bottling as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.”
Full tasting notes
Flavour profile: Juicy Oak & Vanilla
Age: 9 years old
Date Distilled: 05 March 2008
Cask Type: Refill ex-bourbon barrel
Outturn: 1 of 222 bottles
The Tasting Panel found the nose immediately attractive – dark polished wood, dried flowers and a late summer impression of meadows and orchard fruits (pear, peach, russet apple). The palate had juicy fruits (pear-drops, strawberry, stewed rhubarb), chocolate and marzipan confectionery, with the finish nodding in a pink peppercorn and tobacco direction. The reduced nose seemed even brighter – a sunny day with freshly-laundered linen on the washing line, blackcurrant, Key lime pie and lemon posset. The reduced palate was simply sweet, juicy and lip-smacking, with rainbow drops, lime marmalade, orange Creamola Foam* and subtle hints of liquorice and tobacco – very easy-drinking for its age. (*fruity soft drink manufactured in Scotland from the 1950s to the ’90s. Sold in tins of soluble crystals which you had to mix with water).
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About The Scotch Malt Whisky SocietyThe Scotch Malt Whisky Society is an international whisky club that bottles rare single cask, single malt whisky, and a range of other spirits The Society was established in Edinburgh in 1983 and now has more than 26,000 members and branches around the world The Society only ever bottles single casks – each cask is unique, making every Society bottling a limited edition The Society has bottled whisky from more than 135 distilleries in its history The Society releases a new batch of around 30 single cask, single malt whiskies every month The Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar and Shop in Edinburgh has over 200 whiskies on offer and is open to everybody The Society offers a variety of membership packages which can be tailored. Please see http://bit.ly/2OTIw6k For more information about the Society, visit http://bit.ly/2OTIw6k