The National Whisky Festival: Glasgow Edition 2022

*Full disclosure: I was given complimentary admission to the National Whisky Festival. However, creative control of the content of this piece is 100% my own. The Return of the Whisky Festival Thanks to the C-word, of which we're all completely fed up hearing, whisky festivals were stolen away from us. Now that we have them … Continue reading The National Whisky Festival: Glasgow Edition 2022

SMWS Pomegranate Gremolata

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a unique members club for whisky lovers. When members renew their annual membership they can opt to take a special bottling at the same time. Neill Murphy reviews the latest offering matured in chinkapin oak casks.

SMWS Create Floral Cocktail Menu

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has partnered with the Royal Botanic Garden and world-renowned Mixologist to create a floral cocktail menu. The Signature cocktail menu combines the fresh floral flavours of summer with whisky in its most natural form.

SMWS Glasgow Society Cask No 6.34

Neill reviews a 35cl bottle hand-filled at the new(ish) SMWS Glasgow members rooms. 6.34 "Bathing in a pleasure garden" is a 12 year old Macduff single malt.

“The Gathering 2020” Tasting Pack from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Neill Murphy reviews five new bottlings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, released to celebrate their annual Gathering event.

SMWS Cask No. 82.21 “Shed Soup” (Glencadam)

Neill Murphy reviews an 8 year old single cask single malt from Glencadam distillery, bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

SMWS December Outturn… (Macduff, Glen Ord, Craigellachie and Laphroaig)

Neill Murphy reviews four new releases from the Scotch Malt Whisky Reviews. Drams from Glen Ord, Macduff, Craigellachie and Laphroaig.

SMWS Cask No 10.170 ‘Cooking for Hades’ (Bunnahabhain)

Neill Murphy reviews a 10 year old single cask Bunnahabhain, bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in celebration of the 2019 Islay festival.

SMWS Cask No. 122.25 ‘Not for the faint hearted'(Loch Lomond)

Neill Murphy reviews a feisty young single malt from Loch Lomond distillery, bottled by the ever reliable Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

The Gathering Discovery Pack (SMWS)

Neill Murphy reports on a visit to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and reviews their 'Discovery Pack' of five single malt whiskies...

News: Scotch Malt Whisky Society to open Members’ Room in Glasgow

Confirmation that the Scotch Malt Whisky Society will open a new Members' Room in the heart of Glasgow at 38 Bath Street.

SMWS Cask No. 41.115 ‘Scottish Lemon Preservation Society’ (Dailuaine)

Neill Murphy reviews Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask No 41.115 ‘Scottish Lemon Preservation Society’, a 10 year old single malt from Dailuaine distillery in Speyside.

SMWS Cask No. 28.42 ‘Zesty, Sherbety, Sweet & Sour’ (Tullibardine)

Neill Murphy reviews an 11 year old single malt distilled at Tullibardine distillery and bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.