Great news for Society members, with a 50 per cent discount available on all eight of the Whisky Lounge’s UK festivals taking place this year

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The Whisky Lounge festivals are a great way to sample different whiskies, meet fellow enthusiasts and increase your knowledge as you continue on your SMWS-inspired whisky journey.

This year, Eddie Ludlow from the Whisky Lounge and his team will be hosting festivals across the UK, taking place at Newcastle on 29 February, Bristol on 18 April, London from 15-17 May, Edinburgh on 6 June, Liverpool on 19 September, Manchester from 23-24 October, York on 31 October and Nottingham on 14 November.

SMWS members can secure a whopping 50 per cent discount on all Whisky Lounge festival tickets for all eight locations. All you need to do is apply the appropriate code when you check out, and remember that your SMWS membership number will be required for access to the festival.

The relevant codes for the eight festivals are:

Newcastle: NEWC20SMWS

Bristol: BRIS20SMWS

London: LON20SMWS

Edinburgh: EDIN20SMWS

Liverpool: LIV20SMWS

Manchester: MANC20SMWS


Nottingham: NOTT20SMWS

For all the details about the Whisky Festivals and to sign up with your SMWS discount, go to