The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) are saluting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the launch of a special bottling ‘One Fancies a Sherry’. Additionally, the whisky club will be hosting Punk Afternoon Tea experiences in their UK Members Rooms throughout June, where the limited-edition whisky-flavored ice cream ‘Bohemian Raspberry’ will be available for only £10.
‘One fancies a Sherry’ Cask No 108.58 is bottled specifically for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. Aged for 13 years, it was distilled August 4, 2008 and falls under the Society flavor profile Deep Rich & Dried Fruits. It spent its first 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, then was transferred into a first fill barrique from a privately owned small bodegas, now in its 9th generation, that focuses exclusively on the Pedro Ximenez grape.
On the nose, the Scotch offers “two sides of a coin,” says the club. One being dark chocolate cherry liqueurs while, flipping it over, there is a funky scent of roasted beetroot and goat cheese tart. Massive on the palate, a creamy spicy jalapeno jam next to toasted, flaked almonds and a coffee bitterness in the finish. Diluted, an apple and cinnamon turnover, prune juice and on the other side, mushroom pie and tar. While to taste, hoisin sauce, ginger cake and glace cherries.
SMWS are hosting Platinum Punk Pairings at UK Members Rooms through June, including events at Edinburgh’s Kaleidoscope Bar, which won Global Whisky Bar of the Year 2022 at the Whisky Magazine awards.
“The Society is all about having fun, and this felt like the perfect opportunity to show the world our playful side,” commented Helen Stewart, Head of Membership. “The release emphasises what we stand for at the Society – unconventional, playful experiences for people who really love whisky. We wish The Queen the very best on her Platinum Jubilee and hope she can relax with a wee dram over the weekend.”
Bottled at 55.0% ABV, ‘One fancies a Sherry’ is available to members at £72.90 via the SMWS’ official website.
In March, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society unveiled its 150th distillery bottling, its first Irish whiskey.