Cask Strength

Laphroaig “29.225 – Slapped by a kipper” by SMWS (Review)

Laphroaig 18yo "Slapped by a kipper" by SMWS 29.225 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islay Peat Bourbon Cask)

For two reasons, picking a bottle from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is not a particularly hard task. First, the whiskies’ telling monickers always give you a good impression of what to expect. And second, the quality of the releases of the world’s biggest dramming club (more…)

Big Peat – Christmas Edition 2017 (Whisky)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Islay Blended Scotch Whisky Smoke)

Traditionally, Douglas Laing release a new cask strength edition of their best-selling Big Peat brand every year in time for the festive season. Previously, the Christmas Edition 2016 surprised its fans by being the first (and for a long time most likely also the last) blended malt (more…)

Ledaig “42.40 – Herb smoked treacle” by SMWS (Review)

Ledaig "Smoked Herb Treacle" by SMWS (Single Cask Strength Islands Mull Tasting Notes)

Lately, I have been listening to British indie pop band Art Brut’s great album “It’s a bit complicated” a lot. Art Brut have always been one of my favourite bands and I even named my cat after their lead singer Eddie Argos. My favourite track on this album is called “Direct Hit”. (more…)

Glen Scotia “93.96 – Props for a Hammer film” by SMWS (Review)

Glen Scotia 14yo "Props For A Hammer Film" by SMWS (Campbeltown Single Malt Oloroso Cask Scotch Whisky)

Being a dedicated horror movie buff and a big admirer of yesteryear’s cult flicks, I had to hunt down a bottle of this single cask release by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society for its name alone. Cause without exaggeration “Props for a Hammer film” is one of the most awesome (more…)

The SMWS “All Things Peaty” Tasting by Hansemalt (Event)

SMWS "All Things Peaty" Tasting (Hansemalt Scotch Malt Whisky Society Ardbeg Bunnahabhain Ardmore Bowmore Highland Park)

For several months, I was struggling with myself wether I should become a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society or not. Throughout this time I tried several bottlings of theirs and not once was I disappointed. In addition, my wife also enjoyed almost every SMWS dram (more…)