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MYTHICAL AND MAGICAL
From a 1st fill toasted hogshead, this 26 year old Speysider is 57.4%.
Flavour profile: Old and dignified
Distilled on: 24 November 1994
Outturn: 205 bottles750ml ml
SMWS Tasting Panel's tasting note: "The nose neat was a dream: bold, elegant and refined with a deep fruity sweetness like one can find in an old vintage Armagnac with notes of apricots, oak spices and caramel. Rich with just enough spice to be interesting without overpowering the palate and enough sweetness to keep us coming back for more like churros dipped into a spicy chocolate sauce or a three-spice crème brûlée.
A drop of water and the aroma moved on to an old rhum agricole with the scent of cinnamon, vanilla, muscovado sugar, hints of tobacco and fresh Thai lemongrass. To taste, plenty of dark fruit, dark chocolate and a perfectly made caffe mocha with a layer of espresso."
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A Club With Personality - Who Are We?
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a club unlike any other. Since we were formed in 1983, we've believed in doing things differently. We seek out whisky in its purest form, we prize flavour above everything else, and we're united and constant in our passion - to share the world's best whiskies, to bring them to life, and to make you proud to belong to the world's most colourful whisky club.
"The people who said it couldn't be done were so dull" - Pip Hills, Society Founder
Our Society grew out of a few individuals' irrepressible spirit of discovery and adventure, which still drives us today. Inspired by the unique character of a cask of single malt whisky, purchased over 30 years ago from a Speyside distillery, this pioneering group of friends founded the Society in 1983 to buy more casks and share their discovery with like-minded adventurers.
What We Do
Each of our whiskies must pass the uncompromising noses of our expert Tasting Panel – a secretive group of independent whisky connoisseurs from all walks of life – before being deemed worthy of an iconic Society green bottle. The exploration of flavour and sharing our discoveries is what we're all about. Our members enjoy exclusive access to our hand-picked whiskies from over 140 distilleries in Scotland and beyond. We bottle them at cask strength and offer a constant variety. How you drink them is entirely up to you.