Spookily Good Spirits

In our October Outturn, we celebrate diversity within the whisky world and beyond. Aptly titled “United in Spirit”, Julien Willems reports on how the Society has remained curious from Irish to Japanese bottlings and celebrates diversity in the international whisky world.

There was also work and celebration in February when our member Beat Wolfensberger was able to select our Gathering bottling and write the tasting note for it on the occasion of our visit to Edinburgh. Beat’s choice fell on the 82.49: Honey dripping from a wooden dipper. The cask has now been bottled exclusively for Switzerland and is available now. If you feel like applying for the next edition, you can do so until 30 October 2023 here: smws.com/the-gathering-competition.

If you have a soft spot for American whiskey, then you’re in luck. Compare a bourbon from Tennessee B5.9: Midnight grits with one from Chicago B4.9: Hoisin duck skin or experience the difference between bourbon and rye RW1.9: Mint leaf marmalade – whereby the B4 and the RW1 come from the same distillery.

In addition, we again have two gins on offer – one from Scotland GN3.23: Forage for spruce tips and one from England GN7.2: Piny, citrusy potpourri. Wonderful “sipping” gins or then ideal for your perfect gin & tonic.

Have fun discovering all these new bottlings.


Patric Lutz

Start of sales: Saturday 7 October Online-Shop