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GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE

GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE

2nd May 2023

Whisky writer Olga Varvarova joins The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s tasting at the Spirit of Speyside festival, sampling six drams in the company of whisky enthusiasts from around the world.What is th … read more
SOCIETY BRINGS HOME GOLD FROM SAN FRANCISCO

SOCIETY BRINGS HOME GOLD FROM SAN FRANCISCO

28th Apr 2023

It’s good news from San Francisco where the Society has brought home a haul of accolades from this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The team of expert judges have awarded the So … read more
SHARING THE LOVE

SHARING THE LOVE

28th Apr 2023

As well our quartet of special single cask bottlings being released this month to celebrate festival season, we’re delighted to offer members a stunning selection of small-batch releases, lovingly cre … read more
SMWS SCORES AT IWSC 2023

SMWS SCORES AT IWSC 2023

3rd Apr 2023

A selection of Scotch whiskies have brought a haul of eight medals in this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition.The expert judges of the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWS … read more
A NEW WAVE, AN OLD MASTER

A NEW WAVE, AN OLD MASTER

29th Mar 2023

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrates new distilleries with our original master illustrator in an exclusive series of bottlings to mark out 40th anniversary.The SMWS is celebrating new distiller … read more
WHISKY LIVE ATHENS

WHISKY LIVE ATHENS

24th Mar 2023

The SMWS was present at Whisky Live Athens in Greece in March, in collaboration with the Hellenic Malt Whisky SocietyFor the first SMWS tasting of the weekend, Ioannis Mallios, founding member of th … read more
WELCOME TO DISTILLERY 155

WELCOME TO DISTILLERY 155

17th Mar 2023

The SMWS is spreading its wings this month, introducing a new distillery that hails from the hot and humid climate of an Israeli city on the Mediterranean coast in the Middle EastMaturation plays a … read more
VAULTS COLLECTION 38.39: IT’S HAY SEASON!

VAULTS COLLECTION 38.39: IT’S HAY SEASON!

8th Mar 2023

The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. These bottli … read more
MEMBER PROFILE: SAM HEUGHAN

MEMBER PROFILE: SAM HEUGHAN

3rd Feb 2023

Outlander star and whisky fanatic Sam Heughan joined Vic Galloway in the SMWS Members’ Room on Bath Street in Glasgow recently to take part in our Whisky Talk Malts & Music podcast series. In th … read more
SMWS AT 40: A DRAM FINE YEAR

SMWS AT 40: A DRAM FINE YEAR

26th Jan 2023

As the Society enters its 40th anniversary year, we have some extra special bottlings coming your way. Unfiltered asked spirits director Kai Ivalo what to expect… It’s always a challenge to provi … read more
SMWS AT 40: AGAINST THE GRAIN

SMWS AT 40: AGAINST THE GRAIN

26th Jan 2023

If your interest in the whisky world is relatively new, then you’ll be familiar with an industry outgrowing itself year after year, with ever more expressions lapped up by passionate whisky drin … read more