Macallan 2008 SMWS 12 Year Old 24.147

'Red wine and Cola Sangria Spritzer'

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip' Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith's Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

This 2008 vintage Macallan was drawn from Oloroso butts, married together in a first-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead since 2018.

    Nose:   Like opening a jar of candied pitted olives and cherries in sweet sherry. The cherry theme continued with cherry Bakewell tarts, cherry lips and fizzy cherry cola bottle sweets.

    Taste:    Raisin concentrate, fig syrup and prunes in a sweet dark bitter chocolate sauce.