One to cherish and love - The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Bottles its Oldest Single Cask Single Malt

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has released a range of Christmas whisky gifts. The 2009 Christmas Parcels feature the oldest Society bottling one to cherish and love.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society helps to take the load off during the festive season with this year's Christmas Parcels - a tantalising selection of single cask malt gift ideas for family, friends and even a well-deserved dram for yourself! Each Christmas Parcel is expertly chosen by the wise men, and women, of the Society.

The shining star of the show is the very special 41 year old Cask 1.141 'One to cherish and love' the oldest whisky that the Society has bottled to date. Maturing in a hogshead cask since December 1966, this exceptional single malt attracted the attention of the Society's Tasting Panel with it's 'well-integrated notes of lavender, cloves, bitter orange and floor polish on the noseā€¦ coconut sweetness and dark walnut cask in the taste with a lingering fruity finish'.

There are only 157 bottles available of this mellow warming gentle giant, so whisky lovers will have to be quick off the mark when the bottles go on sale in the Society online whisky shop on Fri 7 Nov.

This year's Christmas Parcels also features specially selected malt masterpieces of two or three bottles in an assortment of Society themes to suit every palate and pocket. Each single cask, single malt is imaginatively named based on its unique aroma and taste.

For those wishing to treat loved ones to a year's worth of malt whisky indulgence, Society membership and the popular Whisky for a Year deal combine to make the perfect gift.

For more information on these finest festive drams, or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Society, please visit http://www.smws.co.uk. Alternatively, please call 0131 555 2929.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Born out of a love of single cask, single malt whisky, the Society was started in 1983. Achieving rapid national and global growth, it has become widely acknowledged as the source of the finest and most exclusive single cask, single malt whiskies available anywhere in the world.

Now bottling more than 200 casks a year from a range of 125 distilleries, only the very best malt whisky will make the grade with the Society's respected Tasting Panel.

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