News & Updates
We are pleased to have our SMWS Ambassador, Mr. Louis Lee who joined the dinner. Louis himself is not only a wine educator & expert, but also an experienced whisky tasting specialist. He has shared with us a wonderful and an interesting tasting night. Read More
Those who joined the event has enjoyed the discount purchase of some particular items. And Congratulations to our lucky draw members at this event.
We are going to hold another tasting event soon. Looking forward to seeing you again. Read More
The intrigue lives on… Read More
The Society Turns 30
A number of years ago, in the mid-1970’s, a group of friends gathered in a private house to find out what malt whisky would taste like drawn straight from the cask. The cask in question had been procured from Glenfarclas Distillery. The friends filtered its contents through a muslin cloth into an assortment of old lemonade and whisky bottles. What they discovered surprised and delighted them: it was stronger and had more flavour than the whisky they knew. And the influence of the wood was immediately and abundantly clear. Intrigued, they went on to compare and contrast more single cask whiskies, and the rest is, as they say, history.
In 1983, the friends formed a limited company, bought the premises at The Vaults in Leith and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was born. In those 30 years the Society has grown from being an eclectic syndicate of friends huddled in a hallway with gallon jam jars to a truly one-of-a-kind global society: The world’s foremost Scotch whisky club.There are 19 active member bases across the entire globe hosting a staggering 26,000 members.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society at 30 is:
The intrigue lives on…