The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has unveiled its 150th distillery bottling, and it’s not a Scotch. Cask 150.1 is from a distillery in the southwest of Ireland. Whiskey from the distillery has never been bottled as a single cask, which is an SMWS first.
Distillery 150 has been bottled as 150.1*, ‘Let’s Go West!’ falling under the Society flavour profile ‘Spicy & Sweet’, and is only available to members via ballot entry..
In celebration, SMWS are hosting a special livestream event to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and their landmark 150th distillery release. An evening of Irish music, whiskey chat, a pub quiz, competitions and much more, with hosts from US and Australia discussing the Irish-Scots connection. The event will be streamed live on Thursday, 17th March at 8pm GMT.
Commenting on the landmark release, Kai Ivalo, Spirits Director said: “For our landmark 150th bottling, we wanted to showcase the journey of our never-ending quest for quality and flavour. Choosing an Irish distillery to mark this milestone occasion truly shows the adventurous spirit of the Society – celebrating our vibrant spirit no matter its source.
“Our milestone 150th distillery bottling demonstrates how far the Society has travelled. Having bottled from distilleries way beyond our own shores, we continue to explore a world beyond single cask, single malt Scotch that is at our core. We are celebrating both our beginnings and our future.”
Bottles of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Cask 150.1 Irish whiskey are priced at £75.
For more information, head over to the Society’s official website.