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Whisky Club Membership


In challenging times, we need our comforts more than ever – and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is there to keep our members’ spirits up not only with outstanding whiskies, but by providing the means to share them online with fellow members near and far.
We like to think of our drams as always tasting ‘better when shared’ and that’s the case even in this period of ‘social distancing’, as we conduct virtual tastings through our social media platforms and provide whisky entertainment and education in our virtual Members’ Room.
Our members are at the heart of everything we do, in real life and online. Sign up now to find comfort and entertainment in our family of whisky adventurers.


From access to exclusive Members’ Rooms, partner bar discounts, colourful tasting events, whisky education and a monthly members digital magazine Unfiltered, there’s so much more than whisky to appreciate when you join the Society. Take a look at how membership adds up a complete whisky experience, and pick what option works for you.


If you are buying an SMWS membership as a gift, we don't need the details of the person you are offering the membership to. Your gift membership includes an activation code for the recipient to create their online account. Membership is valid for a year and is renewable. Don't worry if you're purchasing your gift in advance of the big day, membership only starts upon activation. We can either deliver a gift membership directly to the lucky new SMWS member, or send it to you if you prefer to gift it in person - the choice is yours.
Join today for only£65.00


Membership card and lapel badge
Carry it with pride…your membership card identifies you as belonging to the world’s leading whisky club, gives you access to our Members’ Rooms and discounts at our partner bars. Keep it handy, and show the world your Society membership with our distinguished lapel badge.

Members-only whisky
Only members of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society can access our multi award-winning monthly Outturns of around 20 new single cask, single malt bottlings in an ever-changing variety of flavours.

Outturn experiences
As well as a new release of incredible whisky every month, we’re constantly serving up different ways to enjoy the experience, where you can discover a different side to our whiskies, learn more about our latest bottlings and suggestions on how to share them with your fellow members.

Colourful member events
Bring your Society whisky to life with your guests and fellow members at our colourful tasting events and intriguing whisky experiences, held at our Members’ Rooms, partner bars and other venues close to where you are.


Free delivery
Get your precious bottles carefully packaged and delivered free to your door throughout the UK for any purchase, and across the EU if you spend more than £99.

Members’ Rooms
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.

Partner bars
Wherever you go, you can find a home-from-home in one of our specially selected partner bars around the world. Each one carries a variety of SMWS bottlings, served by fellow whisky enthusiasts and often at discounted prices for members.

Unfiltered members digital magazine
Available in full online, Unfiltered is produced Monthly for Society members, with the best in whisky writing and photography to inform, entertain and stimulate your taste for whisky adventures.


Make discoveries beyond malt
We love the finest things in life – and that means exploring the world beyond single cask, single malt whisky. Members can also explore our Single Cask Spirits collection, including the finest bourbon, rum, cognac, armagnac and gin on offer.

Expert advice and whisky concierge
Get personal guidance and advice about all our whiskies from Michelle, Andrew and Anja and the rest of the Member Services team, or check in with our Whisky Concierge in either virtual or physical form at one of our Members’ Rooms.

The Society comes to you
You don’t always have to come to us – our Society ambassadors are equally happy bringing their expertise, and a suitable selection of single cask, single malts, to your own private event

Membership to suit you
A full bottle, a Discovery Pack with five 25ml samples, colourful tasting event tickets or more? Tailor your initial membership pack to suit yourself or that special person you’re buying it for by choosing from the optional extras.
The Society isn’t only the best place to find single cask, single malt, it’s also the best place to learn more about it, through our printed quarterly members magazine, Unfiltered, our regular online features, tasting events and special offers to take your knowledge to the next level with our partners at the Edinburgh Whisky Academy.
Show your sense of belonging, or share your passion for the Society, with a range of SMWS accessories, from tasting glasses to water jugs and more.
Members receive personalised weekly emails with everything you need to know about new releases, tasting events, special offers and the latest whisky knowledge.
Members are at the core of the Society and we want to hear from you. That could be by being involved in trial tastings, contributing to Unfiltered magazine or the Society’s blog, voting on our whiskies and other products, or by suggesting new additions to our partner bar network.
We offer fantastic prizes every month to subscribed members, from a bottle of whisky to an offering from our range of Society accessories. And twice a year we push the boat out with an even bigger prize – but you have to be signed up to be in with a chance of winning.
Wherever you venture in the world, you’ll meet fellow members of the SMWS who share your passion for single cask, single malt. We’ll put you in touch with our international branches and ambassadors to experience tasting events, partner bars and to meet local members across the world
Members can delve into a decade’s worth of Unfiltered magazine with exclusive access to a complete archive of digitised editions, dating back to 2008.
Want to make a night of it at our spiritual home at The Vaults in Leith? Members can stay over in the Society’s luxurious self-catering apartment, right above our Members’ Rooms.