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SMWS launches range of whisky ice creams


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has launched a range of 12 whisky ice creams, available to buy this summer from its new Kaleidoscope bar in London. 

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The 12 ‘Ice Dream Drams’ have been made with Scottish ice cream company S Luca, using SMWS single cask whiskies to reflect the 12 flavour profiles with which the Society categorises its bottlings.

The alcoholic ice creams, which range from 3.7% to 4.9% abv, include Salty Sea Dog (salted caramel with oily and coastal whisky), Green Goddess (lime with lightly-peated whisky) and Banana-Dram-A (banana and marshmallow with mellow, fruity whisky).

Michael Cook, manager at Kaleidoscope Bar, said: ‘At the Society, we focus on the amazing array of flavours in whisky and our 12 Ice Dream Drams made by S Luca are a great way to explore the different types of flavours you find in whisky.’

New bar: SMWS's Kaleidoscope recently opened in the City of LondonThe ice creams will be exclusively available throughout August at the Devonshire Square location, which welcomes non-members to taste SMWS bottlings.

S Luca has been operating since 1908 – when Luca Scappaticcio and his wife Anastasia opened their first ice cream parlour in Musselburgh – and previously linked up with the SMWS in 2015.

If you don't live in London, or prefer to make your own ice-cream at home, whisky and food writer Martine Nouet has some delicious whisky ice cream recipes and tips for incorporating your favourite dram into an indulgent summer treat.

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