As whisky lovers, we try again and again to remember new impressions of different types of whisky. It’s not just about knowing where it comes from but about assigning individual characters. At first, such a listing might start with criteria, such as – peaty malts coming from Islay, sweet honey and vanilla coming from Speyside, etc. – but over time this gets a lot more complex. A possible way to experience and deepen this is to taste whisky from the same distillery but with different characters, one next to the other.
This month, we will cross the Irish Sea and introduce you to the exclusive whisky “51.14: Alluring fruits and spices”. From previous outturns we still have a few bottles of “51.6: A Fruity Smooch” and “51.11 Irish Danger Juice”. So this is the ideal trilogy for waging such an experiment. Although all were matured in 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon barrels, each bottling has developed its very own character.
If distillery 51 does not suit you, then you can make the same from the current offer also with distillery 53: 53.255 / 53.264 / 53.270, with distillery 66: 66.119 / 66.125 / 66.135, with distillery 112: 112.28 / 112.31 / 112.33 or even with distillery 123: 123.20 / 123.21 / 123.26.
So that you can record your notes even easier, we have created a template for a detailed tasting sheet or as an alternative with a 3-piece placemat on which you can also capture any impressions you have. Just download the files here:
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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 …