The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has won The List’s Special Award for 2017, in the magazine’s much anticipated annual round-up of the best of the eating and drinking scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Special Award for the SMWS found that the Society is “an antidote to the marketing cliché and heavy branding of the whisky industry.”
The List said: “The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has demystified great whisky with an independent, democratic, inspiring spirit. In its newly refurbished premises on Edinburgh’s 28 Queen Street, they’ve shown their continued commitment to bring the best of whisky and its conviviality directly to members, casual customers and aficionados alike.”
The award comes on the back of the Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar at 28 Queen Street being named as one of the top 10 places in Edinburgh to enjoy a beer, whisky or cocktail by The List.