Toasting Women for SMWS success


When The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was formed in 1983, the whisky industry may have been dominated by men – but it was women who helped to establish the Society and ensure its growth and prosperity. Yeap, you read that right 😉 Amongst them, let’s focus on Anne Dana – The society’s first managing director When Anne Dana first set eyes on The Vaults in …

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A practical guide to independent whisky bottlers


Did you know that, beyond the actual distilleries producing your favourite whisky from grain to bottle, a whole other network of whisky wizards exist?  Let’s then have a look at the magical world of independent bottlers! You’re probably already familiar with “indie” as used in the music world, those smaller guys doing their own thing away from the big labels? Pretty much the same picture …

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SMWS reveals perfect World Whisky Day flight


To celebrate this World Whisky Day 2017 in style, what best than asking the experts themselves? I then got in touch with some respected malt maniacs to ask them what their “perfect WWD flight” would be – here’s Kai Ivalo (Spirit director at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society)’s contribution! “With up to 500 single casks hand selected and bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society every …

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A look inside the SMWS Queen Street Venue


Hey, it’s been a while since I haven’t come up with a proper “in pictures” piece around here! Last time I went to Edinburgh (which really feels like too long ago now even though it’s only been a few months… but love makes you lose your bearings sometimes…), I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the newly-refurbished Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue on Queen Street …

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Announces Expansion in the USA


Scotland’s leading, award-winning members’ club, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), which offers the world’s widest selection of single cask, single malt whisky, has recently announced accelerated plans for presence within the United States. Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Andrew, Scotland’s National Day, the SMWS hosted two unique events last week. The first event was hosted by Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General, Laura Hickey, …

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrates French relaunch


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has relaunched in France with an exclusive party in Paris, and announced further developments to make its whisky and events available to more fans across Europe. The Society staged a ‘Grand Renaissance Party’ in Paris at new partner bar, Beaucoup, to announce the increased range of whiskies and tasting events now available to single malt enthusiasts in France, and …

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