SMWS ambassador Jeremy Antonson rounds up our review of the Society’s exclusive Fèis Ìle bottlings with his take on Cask No. 10.113 The crowd pleaser

‘Call the doctor, I think I’m gonna crash!’ This is a big dram, and if you like your Islay whiskies smoky and medicinal, then this peat monster is exactly what the doctor ordered.

The sweet smoke on the nose and the bitter sweetness on the palate is sure to pair well with a dark and bitter Pacari chocolate. A couple drops of water will make your medicine easier to swallow, and will help bring out the fruity notes in both the whisky and the chocolate.

Sit back, relax, close your eyes and let the chocolate and whisky salve all your troubles!

Cask No. 10.113: The crowd pleaser will go on sale for £75, exclusively to those at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Open Day at the Islay Whisky Festival on Friday, 26 May at Islay House in Bridgend.

10.113 will also feature in our special Peat & Pacari whisky and chocolate masterclass, pairing the whisky with a selection of chocolates from Pacari. The masterclass takes place at 2.30pm, and you can buy your ticket here.

10.113: The crowd pleaser will then be available, while stocks last, online and at the Society’s UK venues from Friday, 2 June. All three bottlings will be available at some of the Society’s partner bars in France and Germany, which will be offering special Fèis Ìle-themed whisky flights and hosting events in celebration of the festival. More information on these events can be found at www.smws.com/events

In addition, the Society’s branches in the US and Australia will also be staging special Fèis Ìle tastings over the course of the Islay Festival to celebrate the festival and the release of these new whiskies.