The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is gathering – virtually!
The Vaults will be the place to ‘virtually’ be in early September as part of a week-long celebration of all things SMWS at their spiritual home in Leith from 31st. August – 6th. September 2020.
It’s been a tough year and it’s a shame we can’t all gather in person but not to worry, we can all be a 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 Sunday 6 September from 5.00pm to 6.30pm (GMT).
So gather friends, download a tasting mat for printing out (available soon!) 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.
The pack features five exclusive Gathering bottlings with a range of flavour profiles so it’s a great chance to sample some cracking drams – all in one go!
The Gathering Discovery Pack includes five 25ml bottles:
26.145 Mood-lifting sanctuary
35.259 Rumtopf, birnenbrot and stollen
10.195 Shiver me timbers
53.332 Storm-tossed kelp on an Islay beach
Packs are bound to go fast!
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.