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Scotch Malt Whisky Society 35th Anniversary Virtual Tasting

18th September 2018
Join in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society live virtual tasting of five specially selected drams.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 35th Anniversary Live Tasting

As part of their ongoing 35th Anniversary celebrations, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be bringing their spiritual home in Edinburgh, The Vaults, to members across the world through a unique virtual tasting.

The tasting will be streamed live this coming Monday 24th September on the SMWS Facebook page www.facebook.com/thesmwsuk at 7pm (UK time), with society members invited to join in the tasting of five special drams from across the Societyís flavour spectrum.

Over its 35 years history The SMWS has always had a policy of not revealing the origin of the whisky in the bottle, and that policy continues to this day as they never name the distillery of origin on the label but give each distillery a code number and allow members to try guess from the descriptions. To take a bit of the mystery out of the five special drams that have been selected for the special live 35th Anniversary tasting I have named the distilleries which they originated from so do not read on if you don't want to know where they originated from:

  • SMWS 29.249 (Laphroaig)
    Sweet black tea in the surgery Heavily Peated 2nd fill ex-PX hogshead 21 years
  • SMWS 35.214 (Glen Moray)
    Without pretence Sweet, Fruity & Mellow 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel 22 years
  • SMWS 63.49 (Glentauchers)
    In the dark of the abyss Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits Refill ex-oloroso butt 11 years
  • SMWS 93.94 (Glen Scotia)
    The final trawl Oily & Coastal Refill ex-bourbon barrel 15 years
  • SMWS 135.6 (Loch Lomond Inchmoan)
    Cones vs crones Spicy & Dry 2nd fill ex-bourbon hogshead 10 years

There is the opportunity for you to experience this historic moment first hand, by attending the tasting live at The Vaults in Edinburgh. The £40 price of the event ticket includes the five-dram Discovery Pack.

The tasting will also be streamed simultaneously to the Societyís Queen Street and Greville Street Memberís Rooms in Edinburgh and London respectively, giving people the opportunity to enjoy this historic experience in the company of fellow members. Again tickets for the tasting event at these venues are £40.

Of course you can follow the tasting live on the SMWS Facebook page but if you want to join in and experience the five drams yourself from home you can sign up for membership of the SMWS, but don't hang around as the tasting is on the 24th September.

The SMWS are also offering these special five dram Discovery Packs as part of an exclusive membership offer, which includes the five-dram 35th Anniversary pack, which would cost £40 alone, and Society membership, for £89 see the SMWS website for more info on the offer: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership Offer

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