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Scotch Malt Whisky Society 5.77

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 5.77

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From the Lowlands, this 18 year old has an abv of 56.5% and was matured in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel.

Flavour profile:  Sweet, fruity & mellow

Distilled on:  16 January 2003

Outturn:  187 bottles

750ml ml
Region:Scotland > Lowland

SMWS Tasting Panel's tasting notes:  "A sweet and floral aroma greeted the Panel; rose water cologne, steaming hot hibiscus tea and apricot jam biscuits which were followed by deliciously sweet crispy and chewy coconut macaroons on the palate. We also tasted lemon syrup sponge cake, milk ice lollies and an array of glazed fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, orange slices, grapes and kiwi.

Be careful when adding water. We imagined pouring ourselves a mug of peppermint and jasmine tea before we dunked in a crispy coconut cookie. To finish it all off we had the chocolate bar Baumstamm (German for tree trunk or log), combining a milk chocolate shell with nougat and rich creamy marzipan."


As a member, you will join over 27,000 other members around the world who, like our whiskies, are altogether unique. Only members can purchase SMWS whiskies (please note we are not a Scotch-of-the-Month club); you'll join a family of whisky adventurers who appreciate that their whisky discoveries taste better when shared.

SMWS Canada offers a variety of whiskies, and sometimes other spirits, every month.  Our exclusive retail partners, including Kensington Wine Market, host tastings of our new releases every month, and members get advance notice and a discount on the ticket price.

Also available exclusively to members is Unfiltered, our award-winning online magazine that is guaranteed to provide you with fascinating insights into The Society and its events, and the world of single malt whisky.

Members also gain access to Members' Rooms in Edinburgh, Leith, London and elsewhere, and receive a discount at SMWS Partner Bars around the world.

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.

Our Beginnings

"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.