Find your whisky rhythm

Have you always wanted to bring whisky and music into harmony? Admittedly, just like whisky, music will always be a matter of your own particular tastes. In the latest edition of Outturn, you’ll be able to get a bit of inspiration from BBC Radio DJ and SMWS member Vic Galloway. He has assigned a style of music to each flavour profile and even recommends a few specific tracks.

An ex-bourbon cask or an ex-rum one? With the help of our two grains, you’ll be able to answer this question. Both were distilled on the 17th of December 2009 and then matured in ex-bourbon casks. The G15.10: Okay oaky stayed in the same cask until it was bottled, in contrast to G15.9: Rhos-dhu-rum-rum, which was transferred into an ex-Trinidad rum cask after 9 years.

Which distillery has the most whisky numbers at the moment? Experience the answer with the following quartet: 112.82: I’ll beetroot to you from an ex-Madeira cask, and then 135.31: Juice for a loose caboose and 122.37: Doctor Blowtorch, both from ex-bourbon casks, with the latter being the only peaty whisky of the four. And then there’s G9.5: Coconuts floating by a varnished boat; a 20-year-old grain whisky from an ex-bourbon cask.

As you can see, we’re not getting bored over here – I hope the same goes for you.

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 access to our monthly online whisky magazine “Unfiltered”
  • 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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