The Vaults

87 Giles Street Edinburgh EH6 6BZ

0131 554 3451

MondayPhonelines 11am - 5pm
TuesdayPhonelines 11am - 5pm
WednesdayPhonelines 11am - 5pm
ThursdayPhonelines 11am - 5pm
FridayPhonelines 11am - 5pm


Festive Opening Hours Tuesday 22/12/20: 15:00-18:00 Wednesday 23/12/20: 15:00-18:00 Thursday 24/12/20: 12:00-17:00 Tuesday 29/12/20: 15:00-18:00 Wednesday 30/12/20: 15:00-18:00 Thursday 31/12/20: 15:00-18:00



In line with the latest Government guidance the venue is closed until further notice and hope to reopen soon.

In the meantime, a limited amount of our team will be in The Vaults, ready to help you select your next Society bottling and ship it to you wherever you are in the UK. 

The Vaults is home to one of our biggest whisky collections, so you’re sure to find some special bottles that are no longer on our website, or perhaps ones that you haven’t come across before.

Bottles can be ordered from the list on this venue page, or you can call The Vaults Monday – Friday, 11am – 5pm to chat to a member of the team on 0131 554 3451

We are also offering any 3 drams from the current Outturn for only £15. 

Virtual Tastings

Friday 29th January 7pm - Drams by the fireplace - £25.00 (only a couple of tickets left, be quick)

Friday 12th February 7pm – “International Lovers” – 5 dram selection from around the globe, not a Scotch in sight - £30.00

Friday 26th February 7pm – “No-Peaky Blinders” – 5 exclusive drams of mystery.  Your tasting will be blind this evening - £45.00

We can create and host a virtual tasting for you and your friends.  Our ambassadors can design a bespoke tasting, send out all your drams and tasting notes and host on the evening.  Call 0131 554 3451 Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm.




The spiritual home of the Society, traditional and eclectic in its appearance with a magnificent selection of single cask whisky and spirits. The history of the building dates back as far as the 12th century with the current building completed in 1787. Originally a wine merchants bonded warehouse, we are continuing its affiliation to the wine and spirits industry having been our home since 1983. A trusted hostelry for our valued members and their guests, we pride ourselves on a warm welcome, spectacular drams and flavour focused menu all combining to create the community that is SMWS.


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