WELCOME TO THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s origins are unconventional, founded by ‘Maverick-in-Chief’ Pip Hills out of a sense of adventure, an endless discovery of whisky, friendship and fun. We started out in 1983 with a few friends in Edinburgh sharing single cask whisky and experiencing a flavour epiphany. Forty years on, we are a worldwide whisky club with almost 40,000 members who treasure flavour and the joy of shared experiences with whisky in its purest form – once sampled, never forgotten. Come on in and join us on a journey of endless discovery.JOIN TODAY
WHAT WE’RE ALL ABOUT
A malt whisky club like no other, discover more about what it means to be a member.
MAVERICKS SINCE 1983
Our 40th Year sees us celebrating our founder and ‘Maverick-in-Chief’ Pip Hills, going back to our roots and igniting the Society’s original mischievous spark.
A PASSION SHARED
We don’t just bring you good whisky, we bring our members together to share their passion.
SINGLE CASK WHISKY AND MORE
Whisky club membership brings exclusive access to hand-picked casks from over 150 distilleries in Scotland and beyond.
FLAVOUR NOT WHISKY BRANDS
We believe the best way to enjoy our single cask whisky is to focus on its flavour and not where it’s from. You’ll notice the SMWS bottle doesn’t name the whisky brand or distillery.
EXCLUSIVE CLUB & WHISKY BARS
Enjoy a warm club welcome at our exclusive Members’ Rooms and partner whisky bars around the world.
ABOUT MEMBERSHIP & STARTING YOUR WHISKY ADVENTURELearn More
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WHISKY, GLORIOUS WHISKY
With summer on the horizon, we’re looking to shake the senses and embrace the rising temperature by enjoying our whisky outdoors or within a tasting cocktail concoction. Our NEW Outturn is available NOW bursting with fresh flavours and inspiration.
WHISKY BEST BUYS UNDER £65
Say hello to our Best Buy Recommendations – hidden gems in our online shop that are great value. But be quick, bottlings are limited in availability and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.
What better gift for a whisky newbie than their very own membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society? It's the perfect introduction to a lifetime's love affair with whisky in its purest form.