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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EXPAND YOUR FLAVOUR PALATE
COGNAC & ARMAGNAC
Within our Single Cask Spirits collection are some truly outstanding and rare cognacs and armagnacs that some members may never have tried. NOW is the time to expand your flavour palate and embrace these wonderful spirits.
SAVE 40% ON THESE SINGLE CASK SPIRITS WITH CODE SPIRIT40
Discover our ever-changing collection of unique single malt whiskies, hand-picked by our expert Tasting Panel for their exceptional quality and intriguing character. Distinctive and diverse, each one of our bottlings is a case study in flavour and a precious opportunity to experience whisky in its purest form – undiluted, uncoloured and unchillfiltered.
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.