The May Outturn with lots of festival bottlings, even though no festivals can take place. Naturally, this gave rise to the question of whether the bottlings should be sold or put to one side for 2021. The society let the members vote on this on Facebook, and over three-quarters of the members were in favour of the bottles being released this year.

We would also like to present the book entitled ‘The Founder’s Tale’. Find out all about Pip Hills, the founder of the society, and how the society developed to become the world’s leading whisky club. It is a great read that we recommend enjoying whilst sipping a dram from distillery 1; 1.222: Tarte tatin and Eton mess.

The tasting sessions have been planned up to the end of the year. We will inform you by email or in the newsletter if there are any last-minute changes, depending on the situation. I deliberately decided not to cancel everything or put all our plans on hold because I personally aim to return to a new normality soon. I really miss being in contact with you all in person and talking to you, dear members.

I wish you good health and hope you are enjoying life despite everything that is going on.

Warmest wishes

Patric Lutz

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the world’s foremost authority on single cask, single malt whisky. Only those with Scotch Malt Whisky Society membership have access to our unique, rare whiskies.

The Society only ever bottles whiskies from individual casks or barrels, which means each is exceptional and limited in availability.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership offers many other pleasures and privileges including:

  • Member-only access to new whiskies and spirits in our monthly Outturn
  • Access to an extensive programme of tasting events with fellow whisky lovers
  • Discounted dram prices at all SMWS partner bars worldwide (outside of Switzerland)
  • Free subscription to Unfiltered, our award-winning members’ magazine
  • A membership box, with three carefully selected 10cl single cask, single malt whiskies and other Society goodies

Now that you’ve dipped your toe in the water, come on in! The whisky’s lovely …

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