Single cask whisky will always be its baby, but the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is branching out and launching a new sub brand: Single Cask Spirits.
Dedicated to its non-malt whisky releases, Single Cask Spirits will ‘shine a spotlight’ on the other single cask spirits the society bottles.
On sale in the UK and EU from August, the first batch includes a 25yo over proof rum from Trinidad (£195), which has tasting notes by rum expert Ian Burrell, who worked with the Society to select the rum for bottling.
Burrell will also be creating rum serves for the Society’s venues and partner bars, and training materials for its staff.
A gin from Glasgow will also join the line up and an XO cognac. Gin expert Geraldine Coates and cognac expert Michelle Brachet were on hand to help develop the serves and training materials.
Watch out for bourbons and rye and grain whiskies joining the range later in the year.
How will they look, I hear you ask? The Single Cask Spirits range will feature silver and copper labels, a Single Cask Spirits logo and the Society’s Tasting Notes.
'While single cask whisky will always be our absolute focus and priority, we have released many bottles of other spirits in the last 19 years as we like to explore the unique flavours and characteristics that single casks produce,’ Helen Stewart, senior brand manager at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society said.
‘By creating the Single Cask Spirits brand, we are helping our members and like-minded spirits enthusiasts navigate our ever-changing selection of single cask bottlings, and helping people delve deeper into the joys of single casks.’