Escape into a sensory world, a combination of the heady scents of malt whisky and fine fragrance and let it transport you. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has teamed up with Kingdom Scotland, Scotland’s first fragrance company, to create a collection of single cask whiskies and two exquisite perfumes.
The collaboration, which is available to try at Society locations in London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, including Edinburgh’s Kaleidoscope Bar, which was named Whisky Magazine’s ‘Whisky Bar of the Year,’ examines the interesting interplay between whisky and scent.
Metamorphic and Portal, both from the Kingdom, have been expertly combined with the SMWS Flavour Profiles Lightly Peated and Juicy Oak & Vanilla. The cooperation will bring guests’ olfactory systems (sense of smell) to life at Society sites across the UK this holiday season, stimulating the senses.
About the Pairings
METAMORPHIC paired with LIGHTLY PEATED
Metamorphic combines black pepper and tobacco, incense, minerals, and rose absolute, all inspired by metamorphic rock. The perfume develops a base of amber resin and leather when it is warmed on the skin. The aroma was paired with bottling ‘Peat fire tales on Orkney,’ a suitable fit for the Lightly Peated Flavour Profile.
PORTAL paired with JUICY OAK & VANILLA
With herbaceous botanicals and bergamot, Portal creates a fresh, earthy, gusty nose, lying atop a genuine forest floor of vetiver and Scots pine. Juicy Oak and Vanilla were sampled and sprayed with ‘Summer garden curiosity,’ a marriage made in heaven.
Kingdom Scotland founder Imogen Russon-Taylor has established a fragrance house unlike any other, inspired by a career in the aromatic world of luxury Scotch whisky. Kingdom’s perfumes are modern interpretations of Scotland’s heritage and stunning scenery. The scents encapsulate the stories, experiences, and dramatic contrasts that lie at the core of a region that captivates the mind. Only the most valuable natural and fragrant ingredients are used in this expertly made product. Kingdom is Scotland’s first fragrance firm, specialising in unisex smells that are both evocative and modern.
Commenting on the collaboration, Imogen Russon-Taylor said:
“I’m delighted to be working with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. My background is in luxury whisky, so to be working with such a well-respected organisation is a dream. Your sense of smell is an incredible thing. It possesses the same characteristics as a dram, especially a Society dram, by transporting you away to great memories and special places. I can’t wait to hear the feedback from Society guests this Christmas, I’m very confident these pairings will inspire new conversations on appreciating fine spirits.”
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