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IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE
IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE

UNFILTERED ISSUE 92 APRIL 2024

IN THIS MONTH’S ISSUE

  • SMWS FUNDAMENTALS OF FLAVOUR
  • SMWS AND SHERRY CASKS
  • FLAVOUR FOCUS: FERMENTATION
  • WHISKY FESTIVAL SEASON

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EDITOR'S WELCOME

A full on flavour experience

EDITOR'S WELCOME

There’s a lot going on when you nose and taste any whisky – and even more when you crack open an undiluted, cask strength Society single malt. It’s a complex drink that deserves your patience, experimentation in terms of adding some water, and consideration of how the interaction of spirit and wood has created something unique over many years.

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DISCOVERY IN EVERY BOTTLE

DISCOVERY IN EVERY BOTTLE

Uncork a Society whisky and it’s the start of a jam-packed journey into fantastical flavours. However, if we delve deeper into sensory science, we can see that flavour transcends metaphorical language to become a journey in the physical sense too. By embracing this new perspective, we can access new worlds of whisky wonderment. Join us, intrepid adventurer, as we set forth to unlock the secrets of our senses.

The world of washbacks

The world of washbacks

Ever stuck your head in a washback on a distillery tour? The powerful reactions taking place are crucial in transforming the wort into wash, and creating essential flavours along the way. Gavin D Smith has more.

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WHISKY TALK

WHISKY TALK

Welcome to Whisky Talk! Hosted by Richard Goslan, editor of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s members magazine Unfiltered, we'll be introducing you to some of the people who make whisky, the places it comes from and the characters who bring it to life.

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