A small expedition

In times of crisis, the only constant is uncertainty. But society members have another constant – the arrival of new, richly varied bottlings. Unfortunately, we also had to cancel the May tastings; all members who had reservations have already been informed personally. We will stick to the June dates and hope that by then we …

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Happy Easter

April is here and Easter is just around the corner. The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and many of us would now like to go traveling for a few days. I assume most of us have – more or less voluntarily – changed plans and will spend Easter at home or at best …

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was founded in 1983 through a spirit of friendship – a small group of people who used the discovery of single cask whisky as a reason to get together and enjoy each other’s company. As word of mouth spread about how good the whisky was, friends of friends started to …


Outturn December 2019

GATHER IN HAPPINESS Another year is coming to an end and the last outturn issue of 2019 has been published. Before you get started, I would like to say that I hope you enjoy reading through it. Here are a couple of my highlights: In January, Robin Laing will be visiting us again and we …

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Society makes it three-in-a-row with independent bottler of the year award

What better way to approach the end of the year than with further recognition for the consistently outstanding quality of our whiskies, by picking up our third consecutive title of Independent Bottler of the Year in Whisky Magazine’s Independent Bottlers’ Challenge (IBC) competition. The award makes it an unprecedented three-in-a-row for the top award, and …

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Outturn October 2019

ALL TOGETHER UNIQUE There’s no such thing as one Society member, just like there’s no such thing as one whisky drinker. Meaning there’s no such thing as one whisky. The most beautiful thing is and remains the endless diversity and variety. In this edition of Outturn, we’ve put together a selection of whiskies for you …

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Link to news with image – The Vaults Collection: 06.09.2019

The Vaults Collection

This September is entirely dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Swiss branch of the Society. I am already looking forward to welcoming over 200 participants to the four tastings. At the same time, I apologise to those who were unable to get hold of any tickets; I was also surprised by how quickly some …

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Outturn August 2019

WHISKY CHASERS: Flavour hunters rejoice, we’re exploring the pleasures of whisky and beer matching. Enjoy fizzy new heights with our new collection of casks and pairing recommendations.