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JOIN AN ENLIGHTENED WHISKY MOVEMENT

Being a member of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society means having an open-mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a spirit of adventure and curiosity. We believe in a different approach to whisky, celebrating the flavours in the bottle and not where it comes from. Join us if you’re ready to challenge conventions and explore new possibilities.

We bring whisky lovers from around the world together and guide them on their whisky journey. You can choose how to share in our single cask adventures by adding tasting tickets, drams and bottles, or our SMWS welcome pack to your membership.

Your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES

  • Member-only access to around 20 new whiskies and spirits in our monthly Outturn
  • Entry for you and up to three guests to the Society’s three 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

Membership & 35th Anniversary Tasting Box

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

With Membership £89

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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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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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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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Membership without extras £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 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.
WHAT DISCOUNT DOES MEMBERSHIP GET IN VENUES?
The Vaults, Greville Street and 28 Queen Street are members only venues so the pricing is set to member only prices. In both Kaleidoscope Edinburgh, Queen Street and Kaleidoscope London, Devonshire Square Members will receive 10% discount on all food and drinks.
ARE THERE ANY CHANGES FOR SHIPPING COSTS?
Our delivery partner is DHL and we use standard delivery tariffs as set by our partner. We strive to offer free delivery when we can and are able to offer this for our members in the UK, with the exception of some remote delivery locations. – More information about delivery costs can be found here: https://www.smws.com/delivery

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