This Christmas, treat whisky aficionados and adventurous spirits enthusiasts alike to a gift from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Membership of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Membership to the world’s finest malt whisky club unlocks the doors to the world of single cask whisky and its array of amazing flavours – it’s the first step on an ever-changing sensory adventure that takes members on a mouth-watering journey of whisky discovery.
Membership also provides a perfect present to place under the Christmas tree in the form of a beautifully presented membership gift box, which includes:
• Three 10cl sample bottles of Society single cask whiskies
• Member’s handbook
• Society badge
• £10 voucher to spend on first SMWS bottle purchase
A membership of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society costs from £122 and grants the adventurous whisky drinker exclusive access to around 14 new bottles of the Society’s single cask, single malt whisky, grain whisky, bourbon and even rum each month – an ever-changing selection which will satisfy all, from the curious newcomer to the experienced connoisseur.
In addition to receiving award-winning members’ magazine, ‘Unfiltered’, members can also attend special tasting events and gain access to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s beautiful private Members’ Rooms in Edinburgh and London. Members can sign up to three guests into the Member’s Rooms.
Discover the hype this Christmas with rare Japanese single grain whisky from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has bottled not one, but two, extremely rare Japanese single grain whiskies, just in time for Christmas.
Following the news that Japanese whisky, Yamazaki, was named number 1 whisky in the world in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, there has been significant interest in whisky from Japan.
Single grain whisky is another type of whisky on the rise. The Society has been bottling single grain Scotch whisky for several years, and the recent releases of Diageo’s Haig Club, fronted by David Beckham, and The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain, highlights the growing interest in different types of whisky and spirits.
So this Christmas, step away from the safety of Scotch and gift something truly remarkable with one of these two rare Japanese grain whiskies from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, who won Whisky Magazine’s Bottler of the Year for Grain Whisky in 2013.
Bottle G13.1, ‘A complete revelation’* is a 4-year-old Japanese grain whisky bottled by the Society, with luscious mango and pineapple notes accompanied by fruity lychees, toffee, marshmallows and damson jam. The taste extends into ginger, creamy milk chocolate and vanilla custard in a seemingly endless complexity of flavour. Fantastic for its age, this whisky outshone older samples from the same distillery. Matured in a virgin puncheon, this whisky highlights the importance of the cask in which it was held.
G13.1 ‘A complete revelation’
Aged 4 years
Bottle G12.1, ‘Oh so sweet’*, merges musky notes with rich, dark sugar. Powerful vanilla essence and bananas meet coconut milk and peach smoothie as the taste develops, resulting in a fresh, oaky finish from the re-charred hogshead it matured in. An 11-year-old Japanese grain which is best served neat and so sweet it can replace your Christmas pudding!
G12.1 ‘Oh so sweet’
Aged 11 years
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society releases oldest ever bottling this Christmas
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society have bottled the finest single cask whisky for it’s members and have released their oldest bottling to date, just in time for Christmas.
At 48 years old, ‘A vibrant Enigma!’ was bottled on 7th July 1965 and costs £483.00. With only127 bottles available, this exquisite, rare single malt Scotch whisky is truly special gift for the whisky aficionado this Christmas.
The nose has all the hallmarks of a gracefully matured rich dram, whilst the taste is rich and surprisingly intense, with notes of figs, raisins and sultanas soaked in sherry, sitting alongside walnuts, Seville oranges and polished oak. The finish is a powerful kick of black cherries immersed in dark chocolate and Grand Marnier.
‘A vibrant Enigma!’
Aged 48 years
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottles Bourbon for Christmas
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has released a special bourbon bottle for Christmas. As with all of The Society’s whiskies, the aptly named B3.1‘A little box of treasures’*, is a single cask, limited edition release and one of the few bourbons ever released by The Society.
This festive treat of a whiskey begins with a huge hit of sweet vanilla, with intense wood spice and creamy custard flavours following. Heady wintery fruits and pumpkin pie are balanced with juicy oranges, melted butter and cedar wood, with beeswax and fresh wood shavings to finish.
An excellent choice for a nightcap at at the end of Christmas Day.
B3.1 ‘A little box of treasures’
Aged 3 years