Back to Basics 2: Scoring that special bottle you’re after on Outturn.
Our full monthly Outturn at the SMWS is released to members on the first Friday of each month from Jan-Oct, then in November we have our bumper festive edition for November-December! So how do you go about jumping on that special single cask you’re after?
Here’s five tips to make it easy:
Tip 1: Read the tasting notes, the bottle codes, the age, the proof, the region, the cask.Coral HippoWarehouse Gym What's Shopping A Superpower litres I'm Beach Your x38cm 42cm Tote Vegan 10 Bag H80nZr8 We always have full transparency in offering and like to print it all in Outturn. This gives you the best opportunity to pick out what you might want. The tasting notes are however best treated as a guide. Don’t be deflated if you’re not sure what “tea cakes on a Tuesday” taste like, just go with what you like. Fully understand the front label with our helpful mini-guide image below.
Tip 2: Get your marker out. We release the physical and digital copy of Outturn about a week or more before it’s landing online for sale. When your physical copy lands, after you’ve had a read of the upcoming events, Ambassador’s address, Cellarmaster’s note, and other great content enclosed, I recommend unfolding the Outturn completely where you can see all the casks coming up. Now grab your marker and start circling the ones you’re after!
Tip 3: No distractions. For the first Friday of the month on release at midday AEDT / AEST (depending on time of year for daylight savings), I recommend using a quick computer with a decent internet connection, lock the door, phone on silent, and get ready from about 11:55am on the day. Most importantly however: make sure you’re logged in!
Tip 4: Filter your options. Did you know you can filter by price on the shop page? Just adjust that slider to the price range of the bottle(s) you’re after on Outturn, so when you’re logged in and refresh closer to midday, only the bottles you’re immediately after in that price bracket will appear!
Tip 5: After Outturn. Did you know we also release something special for our mid-month offer, and occasionally something additional from our archives as a special offer throughout the month? There’s always a full-flavoured experience to be found online and I sincerely hope you find the time to crack open something special from the SMWS with friends, family, and other lovers of fine single cask spirits!