Join an enlightened Whisky movement

Being a member of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society means having an open-mind, a thirst forknowledge, and a spirit of adventure and curiosity.

We believe in a different approach to whisky, celebrating the flavours in the bottle and not where it comes from. Join us if you’re ready to challenge conventions and explore new possibilities. We bring whisky lovers from around the world together and guide them on their whisky journey. You can choose how to share in our single cask adventures by adding tasting tickets, drams and bottles, or our SMWS welcome pack to your membership.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership offers many other pleasures and privileges including:

  • Exclusive access to Society bottlings. Whisky and other spirits
  • Access to an extensive tasting programme where you’ll meet like-minded whisky lovers
  • Free access to our award-winning online magazine “Unfiltered”
  • Admission for you and up to three guests to the Members‘ Rooms of the Society in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London

Benefits of membership

The world’s widest selection of Single Cask Whisky

The only way to get exclusive access to our new monthly Outturn of around 20 exquisite cask strength, single cask whiskies is through Society membership. The gift that keeps on giving with a constantly evolving selection of intriguing single malts, straight from a single cask to explore.

Discover our Single Malts at our members’ tastings and partner bars

Members’ tastings are a great opportunity to get to know the Society’s bottlings. Being a member of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society means joining a club of kindred spirits. Visiting our events and partner bars around the world is a great way to experience the Society.

Award-winning magazine

Settle back with Unfiltered, our specially produced online magazine for Society members, with the best whisky writing and photography delivered in a beautifully designed format four times a year.

Your key to the treasures of the Society

Your Society membership can start with our exclusive Society tasting kit. Along with two Society glasses, you‘ll find a water jug and a pipette so you can serve your Whisky just the way you like it. We‘ve also included three 10 cl bottles of Society whiskies to get your tasting off to an exciting start, along with a notebook to keep your own tasting notes.
(Membership with tasting kit)

Come on in, the whisky’s lovely!

Join us to explore the exceptional quality and endless variety of Society Malt whisky.

Offer a SMWS membership – the perfect gift for whisky lovers!