In the April Outturn we celebrate some of the new distilleries: 149, 140 and 156. The labels feature illustrations by the old master Bob Dewar. He contributed to the Society’s look 40 years ago – his artwork adorns the ceiling of the Society’s spiritual home in The Vaults. If you’ve been there before, you’ve probably marvelled at this one.
The “New Wave” celebrates new distilleries and hidden treasures – it’s a symbol of everything the Society is about.
The founding spirit from 1983 was to celebrate access to new experiences – and to help with this, we brought back the house’s former illustrator to marry this original spirit with a new wave of bottles.
Tasting new whiskies has always been part of Society members’ endless journey of discovery, and that’s as true today as ever. Our “New Wave” is a glimpse of the future, with a flavour illustration by Bob Dewar on every bottle label.
Euan Campbell, SMWS “Head of Whisky Creation” says: “The distillery scene is alive and well and it’s a pleasure to work with distilleries old and new. All of these bottlings are from distillates we bought as ʻ New Make’, so we’ve watched them evolve from day one and are delighted to see these bottles featuring the art of a key figure in the Society’s history.”