YOU BELONG HERE
Access to exclusive Members’ Rooms, partner bar discounts, colourful tasting events, whisky education and a monthly members magazine Unfiltered, there’s so much more than whisky to appreciate when you join the Society.
Since we were formed in 1983, we’ve believed in doing things differently. As unconventional whisky experts we seek out whisky in its purest form, prize flavour above everything else and give each bottling a curious name. We’re united and constant in our passion – to share the world’s best whiskies, to bring them to life, and to make you proud to belong to the world’s best whisky club.
The exploration of flavour and sharing our discoveries is what we’re all about. Our members enjoy exclusive access to whiskies hand-picked by our expert Tasting Panel, from 150 distilleries in Scotland and beyond. We bottle them at cask strength and offer a constant variety. How you drink them is entirely up to you.
We don’t just bring you amazing whisky – we bring our members together to share their passion, at our Members’ Rooms, tasting events, festivals, and our network of partner bars around the world. That makes the SMWS the perfect place to start out on your whisky journey, or take it to the next level.
Learn more about SMWS Whisky Tasting Events, Partner Bars and what’s happening near where you live.
A Society home from home
Only the kindred spirits of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society get exclusive access to our four Members’ Rooms in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, the perfect places to share your passion for our single cask, single malt. Even better – you can sign in up to three guests on each visit to show them what they’re missing.
HERE TO HELP
Get personal guidance and advice about all our whiskies from Michelle, Andrew and Anja and the rest of the dram-cierge team, or check in with our Whisky Concierge in either virtual or physical form at one of our Members’ Rooms.
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No one else offers such a range of whisky knowledge and entertainment. Members can discover more about the SMWS and the wider whisky world each month in Unfiltered, our exclusive digital members magazine, as well as through regular podcasts, videos, livestream events and much more.
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HERE'S WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY
“Joining the Society is an opportunity to discover your own favourite flavour profile – whether you prefer something lighter, or something deeper and more complex. There are so many options to try out.”
“The Society’s Tasting Notes describe the whiskies in an imaginative way, but as you go through them you understand what they’re talking about and you can identify some of those flavours – it’s a massive learning experience.”
“If you want to try unique drams that you’re not going to get anywhere else, then get in because it’s amazing and it changes every week. Any time I go in there’s always someone there to recommend their current favourite.”
“The Tasting Panel selects the whiskies carefully and the Society offers bottlings you can’t find anywhere else. Plus the Members’ Rooms are very comfortable and great to escape the Scottish weather with a fireside dram!”
“You’ll find people from all walks of life in the Society, but all with the same common interest around whisky. And that’s been the most fun for me, getting to explore a wide range of whiskies with a diverse group of people.”
“There are great Members’ Rooms where you can go and have a dram with very knowledgeable staff, who can all point you in the direction of where you should start your whisky journey.”
“I’ve always taken great enjoyment in talking about the Society and sharing a bottle at home with friends, it always leads to a wonderful evening.”