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Scotch Malt Whisky Society 19.53

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 19.53



This 18 year old Highlander comes in at 59.2% after maturing in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel.

Flavour profile:  Sweet, fruity & mellow

Distilled on:  17 February 2003

Outturn:  173 bottles

750ml ml
Region:Scotland > Highland
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SMWS Tasting Panel's tasting note:  "We started with an appetizer of melon and ham, using thinly sliced Black Forest ham and a cantaloupe melon cut into small pieces, adding fresh lime juice and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper. The taste followed seamlessly; honeydew melon, honey coated cashew nuts and spring rolls with a spicy apricot-ginger sauce.

After reduction, one panellist started to spin a yarn that he had spun cotton candy with tropical fruit flavours like mango, pineapple and guava – the rest of us had a vanilla panna cotta, jellied strawberry consommé, mixed berries and a raspberry coulis. Soft, sweet, fruity, very elegant and deeply satisfying."

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.

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