To celebrate a very special surprise Outturn, we’ve previewed some of our favourite casks and given you a few tips on how to get the most out of them.

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Any whisky drinker will know that there is more than one style of whisky for you. In fact, there are a number of factors to be considered before picking your dram. These include: your mood, your environment and your personality. Each one of these factors will seriously impact the way you enjoy your whisky. That is why a decent collection of whisky – be it at home or at your favourite bar – should offer a variety of flavour profiles. This Halloween the Society is doing what it does best by offering whisky fans a huge range of flavour. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites from the new whisky releases to give you a flavour of what’s to come.

Halloween Sweet Treat
Cask No. 48.75 Strawberry Balsamic Tiramisu

The delightful nose is reminiscent of a bakery – brioche buns, croissants and apricot tarte. Glazed nuts and fruit syrup sweetness follow on the taste as it hits you with lashings of vanilla, cherry, mandarins and ginger snaps. A little water makes it softer and chocolaty. It’s the perfect sweet dram for Halloween.

Flavour Profile: Young & spritely
Drinking Tip: For the sweet-toothed
Age: 11 years
Cask: First fill ex-bourbon barrel
Region: Speyside Spey
Alcohol: 57.9%
Bottle Price: £48.20

Mellow & Philosophical
Cask No. 46.44 Life is but a dream

Freshly baked banana bread beckons you towards this dram. Its sugary sweetness on the taste is matched with oak, chocolate covered raisins and pears dusted with cinnamon. Water adds red berries, peaches and cream, and sweet pineapple slices. If you’re looking for sweet but mellow delights, this whisky won’t disappoint.

Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Drinking Tip: When you are feeling philosophical
Age: 23 years
Cask: Virgin oak butt, heavy toast medium char
Region: Speyside Lossie
Alcohol: 53%
Bottle Price: £95.80

Complex & Conversational
Cask No. 50.85 Conversations with my son

The nose on this whisky is unique; at first a box of dark chocolate truffles, orange liqueur and lemon zest greets you. Shortly after, a musty note follows – furniture polish and hay stacks. To taste it managed to be zesty, aromatic and creamy all at once. Water turns it to salted caramel, marzipan and treacle tart. A complex whisky with flavours that deserve time spent on them.

Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Drinking Tip: For conversation with those that matter most
Age: 25 years
Cask: Refill ex-bourbon barrel
Region: Lowland
Alcohol: 60.4%
Bottle Price: £137.50

Easy drinking & fruitful
Cask No. 7.153 Tea for Two

The name really says it all – this whisky would make a fantastic accompaniment to a high tea. On the nose it’s French toast served with banana slices, honey and a pot of freshly brewed Earl Grey. To taste it’s like diving into a biscuit tin well stocked with everything from Jaffa cakes to chocolate chip cookies. With water, the flavours become sweeter and more perfumed.

Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Drinking Tip: Guaranteed to liven up any high tea
Age: 11 years
Cask: First fill ex-bourbon barrel
Region: Speyside Lossie
Alcohol: 60.5%
Bottle Price: £52.50

Take this to a party
Cask No. 36.115 Let’s get the party started

On first nosing, you’re greeted with herbal notes and citrus fruits. A sweet cream tea aroma follows – jammy scones with a generous helping of cream. On the palate it turns to a potent fruit punch – orange, lemon and sugar really liven things up. With a little water it becomes floral and fresh, with a dry and spicy finish.

Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet
Drinking Tip: The title says it all
Age: 13 years
Cask: First fill ex-bourbon barrel
Region: Speyside Spey
Alcohol: 57%
Bottle Price: £56.40

Spicy & artful
Cask No.  41.80 Classic – barley meets oak

Just like its name suggests, the nose of this whisky evokes stepping into an antique shop. Shortly after, sweet nutty cereal notes appear. On the palate the sweetness remains but is joined by feisty sweet chilli spice and balsamic vinegar. With a few drops of water, it’s bitter-sweet flavour really comes out.

Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet
Drinking Tip: To accompany classic films or books.
Age: 9 years
Cask: First fill ex-Oloroso butt
Region: Speyside Spey
Alcohol: 58.2%
Bottle Price: £46.20

Sweet bath time treat
Cask No. 64.83 Pink gin and green Chartreuse

There are so many wonderful soft aromas on the nose of this whisky – delicate and soothing camomile tea and cupcakes with vanilla frosting. To taste the delicate aromas are replaced with chilli and cracked black pepper. A little water softens it, bringing mango lassi and tinned orange slices. It becomes more herbal and earthy with time.

Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet
Drinking Tip: For a long soak in the bath – or as a digestif.
Age: 13 years
Cask: First fill ex-bourbon barrel
Region: Speyside Lossie
Alcohol: 61.4%
Bottle Price: £56.00

Chilled & breezy
Cask No. 10.100 Pirate ships are burning

It’s hard not to feel a pang of hunger when nosing this whisky. The salty, meaty aromas of streaky smoked bacon and belly pork crackling are combined with dark chocolate and baked apples. To taste, its sweet smoke and chilli heat will wake your palate up. With water the sea salt breeze calms things down a little, and the meaty flavours becomes sweet and sticky.

Flavour Profile: Peated
Drinking Tip: Chilling out with a beach barbecue – or watching Pirates of the Caribbean.
Age: 9 years
Cask: Refill ex-bourbon hogshead
Region: Islay
Alcohol: 61.6%
Bottle Price: £59.50

The whiskies listed here will be released on Friday 28th October and available to members to buy. See what’s available to buy now.