A milestone release for our Partner Bar Whisky & Alement, who are celebrating five years of partnership with the SMWS!
For our final release of 2018, we’re proud to present Cask 68.18 ‘Triple berry Lamington cake’. This was selected by Partner Bar, Whisky & Alement, in Melbourne and bottled in their name to commemorate five great years of partnership.
Cast your mind back to 2012 when The Scotch Malt Whisky Society first formally partnered with Whisky & Alement. None of us knew then how strong the relationship would become.
Now looking back to just 2017, Brooke Hayman & Julian White approached the SMWS about hand-picking a cask from the Society Vaults that celebrated five years of partnership and something that could be exclusively bottled on their name. A really special single cask from our warehouses that would be something they could proudly serve up by the dram and by the bottle. From a box of tasty Society samples and the supremely valuable tasting note input from their amazing team, they selected Cask 68.18 and named it ‘Triple berry Lamington cake’.
Fast forward to right now, and it’s finally available after more than a year in the planning. Cask 68.18 is a delicious journey and labour of love in the name of a whisky bar like no other on earth.
Local tasting notes as prepared by the whole W&A team:
Jersey Caramels, cigar box, spice cupboard, custard, leathery, milk stout, cherry chocolates, autumnal, sherry notes, caramel. Red wine, juicy, full fat, condensed milk. Marmalade on the hob, custard tarts, malt milkshake. Roasted aubergine, egg custard, victorian cough syrup, liquorice root, bouquet garni, sweet potato pie. Liquorice, nutty. Responds well to water. Whipped cream, malted milkshake, burnt raisins in the finish.
Cask 68.18 is available online now from SMWS, and in-person at Whisky & Alement bottle shop. It’s a single cask, cask strength, re-charred hogshead and comes with a specially-designed label to celebrate the partnership. It’s in our Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits flavour profile and makes for some sensational festive dramming. Only $169. No limit per/member, fill yer boots!
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Whisky & Alement