About This Dram
This month, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) in Canada has launched a brand new option for becoming a member. Incredibly, if you have never been a member before, you can now buy any bottle over $180 and your first year of membership will be included in the price. That’s a saving of $125! This includes a quarterly magazine subscription and exclusive access to new bottlings at our Outturn tastings. Bargain of the century. You can learn more about the SMWS here.
We’re taking this month then to showcase two SMWS whiskies over $180 in the Dram Association. If you like your sample, then we invite you to buy a bottle and join the society! We offer discounts on SMWS incredibly rarely – so instead of a discount this month, members will get a free Strath Glencairn Glass.
SMWS Panel Notes
We imagined sitting under an umbrella (in the sun!) by the sea, and having a picnic with smoky griddled sardines and sweet tomato chutney followed by pig’s cheek with kale and celeriac mash. When we tasted neat someone was reminded of dill pickle soup with smoked ham – sounds weird?
Perhaps, but if you do like pickles why not give it a go, a truly hearty, savoury, creamy and very comforting dish. When we added a few drops of water descriptors of food continued as we were served a squid, mint and coriander salad with roasted rice.