peated Bunnahabhain expression and
reveal Society tasting events in Sweden.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
has just launched SMWS 10.127 ‘Burning
scarecrows by the sea’, a 10 year peated
Bunnahabhain single cask whisky
exclusively in Sweden.
The 10 year old ‘Burning scarecrows by
the sea’, from the Society’s Peated
flavour profile, went on sale yesterday
on the Society’s online shop and will
only be available in Sweden.
As with all Society bottlings of single
cask whiskies and other spirits, it is a
limited edition, with only 234 bottles
available. Distilled on 1st December
2006 and matured in a Refill hogshead
ex-bourbon before being bottled at 62%
ABV, it is describe by the Society’s
Tasting Panel as having notes of "pebble beach,
seaweed, sun-dried driftwood, bonfire,
smoked mackerel and cigar boxes" on the
nose, with "blow-torched pineapple and
toasted marshmallows" on the palate.
The SMWS 10.127 launch follows the
launch in August of the SMWS first
official partner bar at The Ardbeg
Embassy in Stockholm. This relationship
sees the world-renowned bar offering an
array of Society whiskies and holding
monthly Society tasting events.
The tastings take place on the last
Wednesday of each month and are hosted
by local SMWS ambassador Patrik Axelsson.
The next three events are:
- Wed 25th October: Preview
tasting of November’s SMWS releases
- Wed 29 November: SMWS Single
Cask Spirits tasting featuring rum,
bourbon and armagnac.
- Old & rare whisky tasting –
sampling old and hard-to-find SMWS
In the coming months, the SMWS will
announce plans to stage more tasting
events in other locations across Sweden,
such as Gothenburg.
SMWS is registered for distance selling
in Sweden, so members can order from
over 90 bottlings online which are
delivered with DHL direct to their door,
inclusive of all local taxes – as
opposed to ordering and collecting from
Local SMWS ambassador Patrik Axelsson
said: "The release of ‘Burning
scarecrows by the sea’ exclusively in
Sweden is a great opportunity for our
existing members and other like-minded
spirits enthusiasts to enjoy a classic
example of the single cask whisky that
makes the Society unique.
"Through our tasting events at our
partner bar the Ardbeg Embassy and the
new selection of whiskies and other
spirits we release each month, this is a
really exciting time to be a member of
the Society in Sweden."
You will also find a range of SMWS
specialist online whisky shops such as