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Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby RobRoyMac » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:28 am

I was wondering if anyone has some experience good or bad with this group i found whilst google searching about malts. http://www.smws.com/
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby photojonny » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:50 am

Hi Rob,

If you put SWMS into the forum search, and then click the 'topic titles only' button, you will find lots of threads on the society.

In fact, this link might just do it for you:

http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/search.php?keywords=smws&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby RobRoyMac » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:59 am

Thanks to you both for your reply. I feel silly, i should have searched this forum first. :oops:
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby RobRoyMac » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:06 pm

Thanks collector57. It seems i have much reading to do.
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby Ryguy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:38 pm

Yes indeed, after you do a bit of research here, I think you'll find all you need to know about the SMWS. If you are looking for great to excellent cask strength bottlings, sign up, you will not regret it!! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:32 pm

SMWS bottlings are one of the few Independents that see good returns also if you don't drink all your allocation.
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:59 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:SMWS bottlings are one of the few Independents that see good returns also if you don't drink all your allocation.

Allocation? :?
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:56 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:SMWS bottlings are one of the few Independents that see good returns also if you don't drink all your allocation.

Allocation? :?


Not exactly the correct word but you nkow what I mean ... :P
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby peat-chaser » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:30 pm

Well, they still manage to get really nice bottlings, but sadly this is no longer the case for all bottlings and some exquisit bottlings are exclusively available in edinburgh ....

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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby Ryguy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:41 pm

peat-chaser wrote:Well, they still manage to get really nice bottlings, but sadly this is no longer the case for all bottlings and some exquisit bottlings are exclusively available in edinburgh ....

:(

I´m not a member, but a friend of mine.


I wouldn't necessarily say that all of the exquisit bottlings are kept in Edinburgh, we've been getting an excellent selection here in the U.S., including some excellent Ardbegs and even a cask of Port Ellen very recently (it's my understanding the Society hasn't had a PE in approx. 8 years).
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby peat-chaser » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:36 pm

Well Ryguy, I didn´t exactly say they keep all excellent bottlings, it´s just some of them. Nowadays I´d insist to try the bottlings before ordering them, but most times if there was a chance to try them, it´s too late for ordering ....
That´s the problem

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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:58 pm

peat-chaser wrote:Well, they still manage to get really nice bottlings, but sadly this is no longer the case for all bottlings and some exquisit bottlings are exclusively available in edinburgh ....



I can assure you this is not true , i've had some pretty awful bottlings in Edinburgh ! This used to be the call of the Americans until recently "They only send us the bad ones!" but as Ryan and a few others who i know from the States , this isn't true as the aforementioned Port Ellen proves .
I can tell you i've been surprised by the quality of some of the recent Bottlings ( which have turned into purchases.....) , being known as a self confessed Islayholic i've been buying some pretty impressive stuff from other regions which has shocked a few friends . Those include a stunning 7yo Old Pulteney, several Longmorns , a Glentauchers and some pretty stunning Glenmorangies .
At tastings we've also had some very good bottlings from other branches of the Society so again i know they don't keep the good stuff for Edinburgh .
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:02 pm

peat-chaser wrote: Nowadays I´d insist to try the bottlings before ordering them, but most times if there was a chance to try them, it´s too late for ordering ....
That´s the problem

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Eh......Isn't that the case with all Single Cask / Limited Edition Bottlings ?
Especially the popular ones ? Corryvreckan , Supernova , Cask 772 springs to mind from Ardbeg.......
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Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:03 pm

BTW "Islayholic" (C) Spirit of Islay....... :P :lol:
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