HERESY – The writing bureau


In a first for the SMWS, we’re proudly releasing a rather rare and delicious 30-year-old blended malt Scotch whisky to celebrate The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2024. No grain in sight, this is produced entirely using 30-year-old minimum casks of Speyside malt whisky and then bottled at a natural cask strength of 53.1% ABV. A true kaleidoscope of flavours swirl around this release with the youngest spirit being distilled in 1992 and then some… Expect notes of that old leather-topped writing desk, inkwells, blotting paper, honeydew melon, sherbet, and antique polished furniture. Don’t miss this special drop at our Fèis events and in our Speyside week at SMWS this month!

Our eyes danced across an old writing bureau, the shine from its green leather-topped desk being casually absorbed by the woodwork’s patina. On the nose, lime zest was woven into honeydew melon, joined by a puff of sherbet and the arrival of polished antique furniture. The palate was intense, full of waxy apples and pears, creamed coconut, quince paste and spiced witbier. A trickle of water pulled forward lime pastilles and elderflower as we walked into a botanical garden’s hothouse. It is here we write our best stanzas. The palate was custard tart, cubes of Turkish delight and pears.

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