The Vaults

87 Giles Street Edinburgh EH6 6BZ

0131 554 3451

11am - 11pm
11am - 11pm
11am - 11pm
11am - Midnight
11am - Midnight
12.30pm - 9pm


The Vaults, and the cellars that they are named after, date as far back as the 1200's. However, it is thanks to a certain Mr. Phillip Hills that we may now call them The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's spiritual home. Since 1983 we have welcomed our members and their guests to our magnificent Member's Room. Its maturation has been long and slow and we feel this rare and exceptional example is one that you feel very much at home in.

To keep our Members and team safe, we are adhering to all of the latest rules and guidance from the Scottish Government (below):

  • Mandatory collection of contact details will remain in place, in accordance with local licensing laws applying to all hospitality sectors. 
  • There is no requirement to wear a mask while seated at a table or while eating or drinking (whether seated or standing). We ask for face coverings to be used when moving throughout the venue.

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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