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A unique experience!

Win a trip to Scotland from 15 to 17 February 2023 To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SMWS, the Society will invite a small number of members to The Vaults in Edinburgh to take part in a special tasting and select the “Gathering” casks for 2023! A member from Switzerland and a companion will …

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Shelter from the storm

In the current outturn, we close the bracket of “green” flavour profiles with, how could it be otherwise, the profile “Heavily peated”. Not a profile for the faint-hearted! And although many people think so, the ppm (parts per million) don’t say too much about the final taste. But read the article by Julien Willems for …

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Heavily peated

Where flavour comes alive Last month, we sailed from the mainland to the Hebrides and Orkney to dig a little deeper into the subject of peat. On the voyage home, vicious autumn weather battered our ship, and we did not make it to port. So, we aimed for the nearest spit of land hoping for …

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Analyze This

Whisky therapy Fred offers therapy for whisky lovers who might be tempted to stray from the familiar into another world of nutmeg, caramel, marzipan and even butter-fried mushroom. Settle yourself on the couch and pay attention. So, you’re a cask strength Scotch drinker and you’re looking to stick your Society copita under a bourbon bottle …

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Peated

Where flavour comes alive The equinox has come and gone and banks of fog roll in as a tide, delivering autumn to these shores. As winds zealously pick up and strip the first branches bare of their foliage high on the hillsides, every tree and shrub seems to blush in unison. Gold and copper, as …

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Eerie-sistible drams

Various ‘Gathering’ events took place across the globe in September. In addition to our tastings, we are celebrating this with the latest single cask exclusively for Switzerland. As was the case a year ago, the tasting note was written by our members: 70.47: Nana’s squeaking toy chest. The name of this bottling comes from our …

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Lightly Peated

Where flavour comes alive Autumn has come and the summer heat is behind us, so gather round our seaside campfire. Are you comfortably seated? Julien Willems embarks on a story of the Society’s trio of Peated flavour profile whiskies, a topic that will keep us busy through the short-lived autumn and into the threshold of …

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Spicy & Dry

WHERE FLAVOUR COMES ALIVE With many of us having been on holiday or summering somewhere nice, it’s an ideal time to journey into the realm of flavours. As Julien Willems explains, Spicy & Dry flavour profile drams provide the perfect form of sensory escapism. Summer holidays can be impromptu but are most often planned, securing …

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Flavour escapism

You can find everything you need to know about the “Young & Spritely” aroma profile in the “Where flavour comes alive” series in our August edition of Outturn. A profile made for balmy summer nights. You can also discover a Society bottling from Canada, 152.3: A fistful of bananas, and one from Sweden, 144.4: … and …

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Young & Spritely 

Where flavour comes alive Ready to step into the light? Then it’s the perfect time of year for the Society’s Young & Spritely flavour profile, as Julien Willems explains. August is upon us, and with so much brightness and warmth, nature is now fully awake, bursting with energy and buzzing with activity. If you are …

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