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Here at SMWS 28 Queen Street, we welcome new faces and old friends. We proudly offer distinguished flavours be that whisky or food, with personable service in our relaxed, yet refined Georgian town house in the heart of the city.
With breath-taking views over the waters of the Firth of Forth, 28 Queen Street is an impressive four-storey Georgian building, comprising of a suite of modern and elegant rooms. Our Members’ Room takes pride of place along with 4 function rooms available for both members and non-members to privately hire.
Each of our whisky bars boast over 500 exclusive single malts from across Scotland (and beyond), which can be paired with the finest craft beers, artisanal spirits, cocktails and wines.
28 Queen Street also hosts a busy programme of colourful whisky tasting experiences, Outturn previews, one-off whisky events and masterclasses – there’s something for everyone.
Our downstairs whisky bar (the Kaleidoscope Bar) is open to non-members 6 days a week and we welcome Edinburgh residents and visitors to Edinburgh to join us for a dram and learn what the SMWS experience is all about.
We already know that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society offers incredible whiskies. Now the Society’s Kaleidoscope Bar, at 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh, has been named the Icons of Whisky Global Bar of the Year in Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards 2022.
Kaleidoscope Bar is on the ground floor of 28 Queen Street and is open to both members and non-members of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. It has a huge range of ever-changing single cask, single malt whiskies and cask cocktails from the SMWS, as well as a curated selection of cocktails, craft beers and other wine and spirits.
Dress Code: We would ask that members refrain from wearing flipflops within the members lounge and shorts should be tailored knee length.
Member’s Charter: Read our Member’s Charter (PDF) about code of conduct in Members’ Rooms and events.
Please Note: The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street closed in December 2019 - dining reservations for members, will be in one of our member lounges, dining for non members will be in our Kaleidoscope Bar.
Discover our range of dining options with vegetarian and vegan options available, there's something for everyone. Menus are subject to change due to seasonality and product availability.SAMPLE MENU
5 Course Taster Menu: Our exclusive taster menu experience is available for members to book within our members lounge, bookings can be made up to 48 hours in advance for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 noon until 8pm. The taster menu is £120.00 per person paired with your choice of either whisky or wine on each course. A deposit of £50.00 per person is taken at the time of booking (non refundable). This is a package option, it is not possible to book without the whisky or wine pairing.
Whatever the occasion, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has a space for you with our excellent private venue hire options. Be it for a corporate or private function, for a whisky tasting, for private dining or a business meeting – or even a combination of all three, our fantastic venues in both Edinburgh and London provide ideal surroundings befitting fine and stylish events.SEE THE MENU