September 2022

ALL TOGETHER NOW

This month we’re celebrating our club and our shared love of single cask whisky. Get involved in The Gathering, this new collection of casks has been selected to bring our members All Together Now.

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Featured Bottlings

ESCAPE WITH FLAVOUR

For many, August is a month of escapism – from work and the routines of daily life, a chance to relax and reset. As always, whisky can help with that. Hopefully you’ll find plenty of offerings in this month’s Outturn to inspire your own form of escapism.

Flavour Profiles

SHARING THE LOVE

As well as our Gathering exclusives, we have a cracking range of bottlings coming your way in this month's Outturn, whatever your whisky tastes or whoever you want to share one with.

Cask No. 82.43

YOU MIGHT START YODELLING

€82.20

PROFILE Sweet, Fruity & Mellow REGION Highland AGE 10 Years ABV 64.2% CASK TYPE 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel

We imagined a wicker basket containing cutlery, a tea towel and fresh grapes, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries and mirabelle plums. On the palate the latter led us from freshly picked apricots alongside roasted pears and macadamia nuts to the elegant, smooth flavour of a South Tyrolean mirabelle brandy.

Following the addition of water, the scent was that of herbal caramel-flavoured sweets, rhubarb rock and mint chocolate fudge. The taste was extremely creamy, like cookies with a gooey marshmallow dip, and we stayed figuratively in the Alps with that retro snowball cocktail of advocaat, lime juice and sparkling lemonade.

Cask No. 4.324

SEASHORE SHENANIGANS

€93.20

PROFILE Lightly Peated REGION Highland AGE 13 Years ABV 59.5% CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel

The nose evoked shredded twigs and leaves and well-fired almond croissants enjoyed among the sand dunes. The palate had dried kelp and smoked sea salt, chocolate limes and a background gristy, bran flake cereal note.

The reduced nose echoed this with rich tea biscuits and grain sacks, but also heather flowers and aloe vera bath salts. The palate developed dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt, coal dust and ash, herbs flaming on the barbeque and a white pepper finish. We combined selected nine year-old casks from this distillery and then returned the single malt into various casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.

The Gathering

JOIN THE GATHERING THIS SEPTEMBER

Throughout September, we’re celebrating our quirky club, our shared love of sensational whisky and our fantastic global membership. There’s so much for you to get involved with in person or online, no matter where you are. Share your passion and get involved – you belong here!

Society News

AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE SOCIETY

Here’s a flavour of what’s been going on at the world’s most entertaining whisky club.

Where Flavour Comes Alive

LIGHTLY PEATED

September has come and the summer heat is behind us, so gather round our seaside campfire. Are you comfortably seated? Julien Willems embarks on a story of the Society’s trio of Peated flavour profile whiskies, a topic that will keep us busy through the short-lived autumn and into the threshold of Scotland’s night-soaked winter.

Look back in time

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