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A WHISKY GIFT WITH A DIFFERENCE

If you’re looking for a gift with a difference for the adventurous whisky fan, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society offers a range of membership packages, which can be tailored with optional extras.

The Society is the world’s leading whisky club with a community of more than 26,000 members around the world. We specialise in single cask whisky, taking a different approach to whisky by celebrating the flavours in the bottle through our 12 unique flavour profiles.

Sound like the perfect present for the whisky lover in your life? Create your personalised gift membership by adding tasting tickets, drams and bottles, or our SMWS welcome pack.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES

  • Member-only access to around 20 new whiskies and spirits in our monthly Outturn
  • Entry for members and up to three guests to the Society’s four Members’ Rooms in Edinburgh and London
  • Access to an extensive programme of tasting events with fellow whisky lovers
  • Discounted dram prices at all SMWS partner bars across UK and the rest of the world
  • Free subscription to Unfiltered, our award-winning members’ magazine
  • Savings on postage and packaging, free to most UK addresses
  • Membership card

ADD EXTRAS TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Gift Membership & Taster Box

Get to know our whisky and discover your favourite flavour by exploring five 25ml Single Cask Society samples

With Membership £95

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Gift Membership & Tasting Tickets

You and your guest can enjoy the good company of fellow members by coming along to one of our regular whisky tasting events, up to the value of £64.

With Membership £125

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Gift Membership & 3 Dram Serve

Perfect for getting to know each other, we look forward to welcoming you at our UK Members’ Rooms for a chat and an informal three-dram serve.

With Membership £80

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Gift Membership & Bottle of the Moment

Let us surprise and delight your senses by adding our specially selected bottle of the moment to your membership.

With Membership £110

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Buy Gift Membership for £65

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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

THE WORLD’S WIDEST SELECTION OF SINGLE CASK WHISKY

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The only way to get exclusive access to our new monthly Outturn of around 20 exquisite cask strength, single cask whiskies is through Society membership. The gift that keeps on giving with a constantly evolving selection of intriguing single malts, straight from a single cask to explore.

MEMBERS’ RATES AT OUR EVENTS AND PARTNER BARS

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Being a member of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society means joining a club of kindred spirits. Visiting our UK Members’ Rooms and partner bars around the world is a great way to experience the Society, members can enjoy special rates at our tasting events and dram discounts at our partner bars.

ACCESS TO OUR MEMBERS’ ROOMS

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Members and up to three guests can enjoy the good company of fellow members in the best locations with our Members’ Rooms, at The Vaults in Leith, 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh, 19 Greville Street in London and at our Kaleidoscope Whisky Bars in both Edinburgh and London.

AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE

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Settle back with Unfiltered, our specially produced magazine for Society members, with the best whisky writing and photography delivered in a beautifully designed format to their door four times a year.

Discover our Single Cask Spirits

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It’s not only about whisky at the Society – we also go to great lengths to seek out the very finest single cask bottlings for our Single Cask Spirits collection, including bourbon, rum, cognac, armagnac and gin.

 

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SMWS membership is the perfect gift for the adventurous whisky lover

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MEMBERSHIP FAQS

HOW MANY GUESTS CAN I BRING TO THE SMWS MEMBERS’ ROOMS?
You’ll be able to sign in up to three guests at our Members’ Rooms at The Vaults, 19 Greville Street and at our two private member lounges at 28 Queen Street. Our new Kaleidoscope Whisky Bars and Dining Room restaurant are open to all, you may bring as many guests as you like.
HOW DO I ORDER A REPLACEMENT CARD?
If you have lost your membership card then simply let the Membership Services Team know via email: sales@smws.com, Telephone: 0131 554 3451 (Mon - Friday 9am to 4.45pm) or via the live chat messaging that should appear in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Alternatively if you let a member of staff know at your favourite venue we can pass a message throguh to the right team and arrange for a new card to be send out.
CAN I BUY MEMBERSHIP OUTSIDE THE UK?
» If you live in in the UK or anywhere in the EU except for Denmark, you can make full use of SMWS membership and can sign up here in the UK or at smws.com » If you live in a country where we have an active and supported local branch, you should join locally. This includes USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Denmark, & Switzerland; please see our International Branches page for details. » If you live anywhere else in the world, you can also sign up here in the UK or on smws.com but for now we may not be able to ship orders to you, so you would need to have an address in the UK or EU to receive orders.
WILL I RECEIVE MAIL FROM SMWS?
We’ll keep in touch with by email if you agree to it when signing up to SMWS, but you can unsubscribe from emails any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in an email or signing in to smws.com and amending the newsletter settings in your profile.
HOW DO I INTRODUCE A FRIEND TO THE SOCIETY?
Simply visit: https://smws.referralcandy.com/ and generate a sharing link. For every successful new member you introduce you will be rewarded with online voucher codes. Your friends will also benefit from initial discounts on the purchase of their membership packs.
HOW DO I RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP?
If you are already a member, nothing changes. You can continue to pay for your renewal as you have in the past either by Direct Debit, on line or responding to the renewal letter you will get sent by us. Free Sample Subscribers do not pay any renewal fees.
CAN I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?
You may let your membership lapse when your renewal is due and sign-up as a free subscriber, please be aware that you will lose certain membership benefits. If you pay your SMWS renewal by Direct Debit, please notify us and your bank that you’d like to cancel payment.
WHY ARE YOU NO LONGER OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTION?
Removing our free subscription option comes as a direct result of our recent member survey, where we asked members for their thoughts on what the Society means to them. Unsurprising, one of the most valued benefits of being a Society member is having exclusive access to our exceptional single cask whiskies. We have taken this opportunity to review who can purchase our whiskies, and have taken the decision to remove the ‘Sample Subscriber’ membership category.

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