The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is gathering!
The Vaults will be the place to be in September as part of a week-long celebration of all things SMWS at their spiritual home in Leith from 2nd. – 8th. September.
But if you can’t make it, don’t worry, you can be part of the ‘spirit’ with their online Virtual Tasting streamed live from The Vaults!
All you have to do is buy their Gathering Discovery Pack and tune into the tasting.
They’ll be streaming live on their Facebook page (facebook.com/thesmwsuk/) on Saturday 7 September from 1.00pm (GMT).
So gather friends, download a tasting mat for printing out and hold your own event!
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the stream or won’t be able to make it in the moment as all the content will be available afterwards on both Facebook and YouTube.
Brand ambassador John McCheyne will once again be taking the helm to guide members from the UK, Europe and beyond through five exceptional 25ml drams together.
The pack features a range of flavour profiles, some casks bottled exclusively for The Gathering and an extra special bottling which will only be available by the dram, to be shared through The Gathering week!
The Gathering Discovery Pack includes five 25ml bottles:
107.16: Truly a fairy tale – Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits – Age 7 years
44.99: A real cracker – Spicy & Dry – Age 14 years
64.108: Something for the weekend… – Light & Delicate – Age 10 years
35.239: Sweet seduction – Old & Dignified – Age 23 years
33.137: Campfire marshmallows on singed sticks – Peated – Age 10 years
Packs are limited – ONLY 105 CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!
About The SMWS
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a club unlike any other.
As well as being a place to connect with other like-minded whisky lovers, they are also internationally renowned for their mission: “to provide our members with an adventurous and fun journey of discovery of the world’s widest collection of single cask whiskies.”
Conceptualised in the late 70’s and established in 1983, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, now 35 years old, has branches and partners bars in 19 countries globally. The Society has a selection of over 500 casks every year, each cask yielding a few hundred or less whisky bottles which are unique to that cask.
Rather than name their Whiskies after the distillery, the Society has a coding system. The Society also creates fantastic tasting notes summaries for their Whiskies and other bottles. The whiskies are straight from the cask single malt, undiluted, without chill-filtration or colouring at cask strength.
More recently the Society has been named Independent Bottler of the Year in Whisky Magazine’s prestigious Independent Bottlers’ Challenge (IBC) competition.