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 Tasting

Are you missing our Members' Room and sharing a dram with other members? Why not join society whisky experts Andrew and Miguel live from the Vaults and explore 5 specially selected drams over Zoom. Our first virtual tasting will be Drams by the fireplace on Friday 29th January at 7pm. Tickets are £25 (including postage) and can be purchased by phoning the venue. All tickets must be ordered by Tuesday 26th to ensure they get to you in plenty of time for the event.

This will be the first in a series of virtual tasting events run from the Vaults so watch this space or our social media for details of the next one.





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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