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October 10, 2014
The game tapas will be served in clay pigeons.
The game tapas will be served in clay pigeons.

The game season is well and truly up and running so The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is inviting flavour hunters to experience their Glorious 12 Rare Whisky & Game Tapas tasting menu.

Normally, the Society’s Members’ Rooms on Edinburgh’s Queen Street and at The Vaults in Giles Street, Leith are only open to members.

However, until 20th October, the rooms will be open to non-members who want to discover more about the SMWS experience and its single cask whiskies.

For this limited period, tickets (£25) are on sale for visitors to access the venues with a Society guide and enjoy the whisky and game tapas tasting menu.

Scottish game tapas

Designed to highlight the complex flavours in the Society’s whiskies and different types of game, the menu features four Scottish game tapas dishes flavour-matched with four of the Society’s single cask whiskies.

The combos include wild mallard bresaola with orange and fennel salad paired with a sweet, fruity and mellow whisky plus a guinea fowl with pearl barley and parsley broth paired with a lightly peated whisky.

Rare single cask malts

Following their tasting, guests can access the private members lounge and the Society’s range of more than 200 rare single cask malts.

Both SMWS Members’ Rooms will also be running a Flavour Shooting Gallery competition – guests can shoot an array of the flavours found in SMWS whiskies to win prizes.

Membership offer

A special discounted membership offer will also be available during this period – anyone wishing to join the Society during their visit will have their ticket cost deducted from membership, making membership £97 rather than the standard £122.

New members will receive a luxurious welcome pack, including a Member handbook, three SMWS malts and an e-voucher.