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Whisky Festival Season is open …

Join the SMWS Flavour Hunters Whisky festival season is just around the corner, and the SMWS is taking our passion for flavour to the next level with our very own Flavour Hunter ‘festival within a festival’, teasing taste buds across Scotland and around the world. Finally, whisky festival season is back – and to celebrate, …

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Easter Flavour Hunt

Read the continuation of the series “Where flavour comes alive”, with the profile “Sweet, Fruity & Mellow“. From now on you will find all already published descriptions on our website – available for your reading at any time. In addition, you will also find some exciting new bottlings: 1.264: Spicy cherry Danish, a sweet and …

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Sweet, Fruity & Mellow

Where flavour comes alive Ready for a tropical and adventure, with notes of vanilla, custard, citrus, orchard and stone fruits, mango and pineapple? Sweet, Fruity & Mellow is the flavour profile for you. Julien Willems delves into where these enticing aromas come from and what leads the Society’s Tasting Panel to place a single malt …

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Juicy, oak & vanilla

Where flavour comes alive March has arrived and with it, the promise of spring and longer days. The first shoots and flowers provide much needed comfort after the long darkness. Oaks in the glens shake off the rigours of winter in the warming breeze and tree sap flows back to the tips of the branches, …

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Fall in love with flavour

This issue of Outturn centres around the flavour profile ‘Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits’. There are six different bottlings ranging from 9 to 31 years for you to discover. Much of this category is made up of sherry casks, as is usual for this profile. All of them have spent some time in a second …

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”Lang may yer lum reek!»

The literal interpretation of this saying – long may your chimney smoke – is perhaps not entirely appropriate in these times of global warming. But this slightly old-fashioned Scottish saying is the best way to wish someone a long and healthy life. However, the underlying idea always appeals to me all over again; the thought …

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Dapper Drams & Glitzy Gifts

Each year on 5 December, Americans celebrate National Repeal Day. That date marks the day in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended an experiment with his signature. The 13-year nationwide alcohol ban in the 1920s led to a halving of consumption; however, it also fuelled the cult of the speakeasies and brought bootleggers millions …

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