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Special SMWS bottling for first Fèis íle visit

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be celebrating its debut visit to The Islay Whisky Festival (Fèis íle in Gaelic) with a garden party at Islay House on Friday, 22 May. To mark the Society’s first visit to the Islay Whisky Festival, they are releasing a limited edition, commemorative bottling on the day.

Dark, smouldering flamenco gypsy (cask number 3.243) is a complex combination of the spiciness of a refill ex-sherry butt with lingering notes of smoke and peat, typical of the Islay region. This exclusive 17-year-old single cask bottling will be launched at the garden party at 1pm, with both members and non-members able to buy.

The party will see Society single cask drams served alongside whisky ice-creams in the stunning surroundings of Islay House.

With eight working distilleries on the island, The Islay Whisky Festival is one of the largest whisky festivals in Scotland. The festival is returning for its 14th year and will see a week of special events, tastings and distillery open days, transforming Islay into a hub of music and malt. To book all tickets, visit

Dark, smouldering flamenco gypsy (cask number 3.243) 57.1%ABV is priced at £80 members, £120 non-members. Only 594 bottles.

About The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was established in Edinburgh in 1983 as an international whisky club and bottler of single cask, single malt whisky for its 26,000 members from around the world. It now has branches in 19 countries. The Society bottles whisky from around 350 single casks every year from a range of more than 132 distilleries. The very nature of the single cask means that each bottling offered by the Society is limited.

11 May 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor