The Vaults

87 Giles Street Edinburgh EH6 6BZ

0131 554 3451

Phonelines 11am - 5pm
Phonelines 11am - 5pm
Phonelines 11am - 5pm
Phonelines 11am - 5pm
Phonelines 11am - 5pm
Phonelines 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


Virtual Tastings LIVE from the Members Room

(Please note, these tastings are available in the UK only)

Friday 23rd April 7pm - "Battle of the Venues" - Join all 4 venues for this interactive tasting, where each venue has chosen it's best dram on the bar and ask you to rate the best dram. Representing the Vaults will be . Tickets are £40.00 - call Queen Street on 0131 220 2044 to purchase your pack.

Monday 10th May 7pm - "Triple Crown US Tasting" - Calling all American whiskey lovers! In celebration of the Triple Crown thoroughbred races in the States this week, we will be sharing with you a ‘triple crown’ of SMWS bourbon and rye bottlings from the US! We will also be previewing our upcoming featured cocktail with a tutorial on how to make the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep, with a society spin.

Member Tastings 

Monday 17th May 7pm - "Welcome Back to the Vaults Tasting" - After many months, we are excited to announce a grand Welcome back to the Vaults Members Room! The evening will feature 5 of the best SMWS whiskies you may have missed during lock down tied together with a musical theme. A Society Supper will be included. £45

Thursday 20th May 7pm - "Coos n Booze (Meat & Malts)" - We’re bringing back an old favourite....Coos and Booze! The event you never want to miss. Join us for a sensational evening with a delicious steak supper washed down with five of the finest Single Cask Whiskies from the Society. £40

Thursday 27th May 7pm - "Whisky Festival Tasting" - While we may not be able to travel around Scotland for this year’s Whisky festivals quite yet, we at the Vaults have prepared an exclusive tasting featuring some of our finest festival bottlings. This tasting will take place in our outdoor courtyard and Society supper will be included. £75

We can also 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 Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.


In line with the latest Government guidance the venue is closed until Tuesday 27th of May.

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 – Saturday, 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 £15; 5 drams for £25



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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