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SMS Maverick

SMS Maverick

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Defining the Maverick Spirit

A maverick, by definition, is someone who dares to be unorthodox and independent-minded. In 1983, Pip Hills boldly ventured into the world of whisky with a ground breaking idea, the foundation of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Despite naysayers, Pip's vision was clear: to bottle whisky directly from the cask, preserving its unadulterated essence and maximum flavour. Against the odds, people embraced this concept, and thus, the Society was born. Pip Hills exemplified the true spirit of a maverick.

A Tribute to the Sherry Cask

This expression is a heartfelt tribute to the iconic sherry cask. To craft it, we meticulously selected bourbon hogsheads filled with Speyside single malt. These were then transferred to oloroso and Pedro Ximenez-seasoned hogsheads, all crafted from Spanish oak, for varying durations of additional maturation, ranging from two to three and a half years. Finally, we artfully blended these casks to produce this rich and rewarding dram.

A Symphony of Aromas and Flavours

The journey begins with the enticing aromas reminiscent of freshly waxed natural marble floors, intricate mosaics, and terrazzo tiles. Soon, a fruity medley of apricots, peaches, and plums makes its presence felt, accompanied by the inviting fragrance of Assam tea and a delightful ensemble of fig, apple, and raisin bread pudding.

On the palate, a delightful indulgence unfolds, featuring American-style blueberry and banana pancakes drizzled with lemon juice and maple syrup. Hints of cardamom and the zesty allure of orange-spiced rhubarb dance atop fluffy French toast. When diluted, the whisky reveals even more treasures, including notes of dark chocolate, marshmallows, and a sherry-infused mango trifle.

Tasting this exceptional whisky is akin to savouring a classic 'blood & sand' cocktail, named after a 1922 film about a Spanish matador. It combines Scotch with sweet vermouth, cherry liqueur, and a touch of orange juice.

The Art of the Maverick

The exclusive Maverick artwork gracing this bottle was skilfully crafted by the talented Glasgow-based artist and graphic designer, Andy Rogerson. This unique bottling stands as a testament to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's 40th anniversary celebrations, embodying the unyielding spirit of those who dare to challenge conventions and explore new horizons.

Size: 70cl
ABV: 50%
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