The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the world's foremost single malt whisky club, founded in 1983 with a commitment to bottling the widest selection of exceptional and rare single cask whiskies. We are proud to be the home of the SMWS here in New Zealand, and in this collection you will find all of the whiskies available exclusively to members. If you are interested in discovering the world of SMWS, please see here for membership information.
Understanding the label:
When looking at a SMWS label, you will see that each distillery and each cask has a unique number. For example, SMWS 3.256 'Hebridean holiday tingle' comes from distillery 3, and this is the 256th cask that the Society have bottled from this distillery. The age, cask type and strength of each whisky is displayed alongside a tasting note that is written to entice and tempt.
Please note: We are only able to send bottles and membership packs within New Zealand
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
SMWS 51.11 'Irish danger juice' 2002 / 15 years old 56.7%
SMWS tasting notes: At first there are suggestions of caraway and pencil shavings beneath a taught and sinewed exterior. Time is needed to pry it out of itself. We are rewarded by jelly babies, icing sugar, chocolate digestives, wet beach pebbles, earth, various crushed flowers, baled hay and background notes of maraschino cherry and cola cubes....
SMWS R2.6 'Banana flambee' 2003 / 14 years old 51.3%
Region: Country of origin
SMWS tasting notes: On the nose neat we got served a vanilla bean cream Frappuccino with a dash of peach syrup as well as a warm raspberry compote banana bread muffin. Lots of banana flavours to taste; baked banana chips, banana flambe split with rum-pineapple caramel and spiced banana fritters. With some water initially a whiff of petrolic/engi...
SMWS 29.236 'A smoky concoction' 1998 18 years old 57.7%
SMWS Tasting notes: A smoky coastal aroma at first with sea air, sea water and sea shells was soon followed by fruity notes of pears and apples rounded of by tarragon infused vinegar. On the palate neat a lot bigger than on the nose starting with smoky, peaty, earthy flavours followed by liquorice, then a hint of salt and vinegar crisps as well ...
SMWS Membership Renewal
Looking to renew your SMWS membership for the year? Simply add this item to your shopping cart and proceed through to checkout and we'll make sure your details are up to date. Your annual membership includes a copy of the quarterly magazine Unfiltered, as well as discounts on SMWS events and, most importantly, access to the delightful drams on o...
SMWS G8.5 'Body surfing at Bondi beach' 25 years old 59.6%
SMWS Tasting notes: Newly sanded, polished, teak yacht in warm sun. New shoes on deck. Salted caramel chocolate, with Nepalese tea, candy floss on the stick. Redcurrant jelly, Arctic Roll and raspberry tart. Rose and pine mingled with cardamon, bison grass and pistachio. Cask: refill hogshead, ex bourbon Outturn: 240 bottles Please note: Scotc...