THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

The SMWS is the world’s largest whisky club. Since we were formed in 1983, we’ve believed in doing things differently. As unconventional whisky experts we seek out whisky in its purest form, prize flavour above everything else and give each bottling a curious name. We’re united and constant in our passion – to share the world’s best whiskies, to bring them to life, and to make you proud to belong to the world’s most entertaining whisky club.

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ST PAT’S DAY DRAMS

Wednesday 22 May at 7pm 

Live stream tasting of 5 special festival bottlings.

We’re bringing together Society members from across Europe as we host our second Virtual Tasting, streamed live from the Ardshiel Hotel at the Campbeltown Malts festival. John McCheyne will be joined by his glamourous assistant Matt Bailey – all the way from our Australian branch – to host a tasting of five exclusive festival bottlings from Speyside, Islay and, of course, Campbeltown.

Join in on the festival celebrations at home, buy our Festival Discovery Pack and tune into the tasting. Or better still, gather friends at home and hold your own event. We’ll be streaming live on our Facebook page on the night and posting videos to follow along with afterwards.

VIRTUAL TASTING LIVE FROM CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL

SHOW ME THE WHISKYBUY A TASTING PACK

Streaming LIVE on Thursday 17th March, 8pm GMT

Los Angeles – 12:00  |  Montreal & New York – 15:00  |  Shanghai – 04:00  |  Tokyo – 05:00  |  Sydney – 08:00 

In March, we’re embracing the changing of the seasons, a landmark 150th distillery release and celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Check out what we’ve got planned below. 

Alex Moores

Alex is joining the stream from Melbourne, Australia, where he is an SMWS ambassador and a source of expertise on everything to do with SMWS history.

Mark Reynier

Mark has brought his vision of whisky's future from Bruichladdich to Waterford, where he is on a mission to make the world’s best whiskey.

150:1 LET’S GO WEST! 

The whisky world can feel quite intimate, and you never know where a connection can lead. In the case of our new bottling from Distillery 150, the Spirits Team was introduced through one of the bar staff at The Vaults who had subsequently gone to work for this distillery in the south-west of Ireland.  

The whiskey itself is both exceptional and, for Irish malt, somewhat unusual. It has been triple distilled, and has undergone a double maturation, first in bourbon and then for about three years in rye casks. That has brought a lovely dark colour along with loads of those signature rye spicy notes.

This is a unique opportunity for whisky lovers and we are offering SMWS members entry into a ballot for the opportunity to purchase a bottle from this distillery bottling.

UK bottle & ballot entry     EU bottle & ballot entry
(Members only)

SMWS WHISKY TALK PODCAST

Malts & Music: Episode 6 
Writer Val McDermid joins BBC Scotland DJ and writer Vic Galloway for Episode 6 of Whisky Talk: Malts & Music. Val describers her early introduction to whisky, her life and work and how these SMWS drams transported her to different times and places throughout her life.

Listening options   Watch on YouTube

UNFILTERED MAGAZINE

Issue No. 67, March 2022
Is that a little hint of spring in the air? It certainly feels that way at the Society, as we embrace the changing of the seasons, a landmark 150th distillery release and finally a fun use for those unwelcome face masks. 

Read this Issue (Members Only)

MEMBERS’ ROOMS

Irish Week Events 
Join us as we celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the our UK venues. Featuring a new SMWS whisky from distillery #150, a traditional Irish supper and much, much more.

View Irish Week Events

REFER A FRIEND & RECEIVE £20 VOUCHER

Members receive a £20 voucher when you refer a friend, and your friend will receive 20% off membership.
(Offer only applicable to members.)

REFER A FRIEND

Richard Goslan

Richard is the editor of the Society’s members magazine Unfiltered and will be your host for the evening.

Miren Somers

Miren Somers is a long-standing contributor and columnist to Irish Whiskey Magazine.

Jenna Elie

Jenna is joining the stream from the United States, where she is an ambassador for the SMWS’s American branch.

Dave Mulligan

Dave runs Bar 1661 in Dublin, where as well as SMWS whiskies you can also find poitín, Ireland's 'original craft spirit'.

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NOT YET A MEMBER?

Join the celebration and enjoy a lucky green Mystery Malt and one year’s membership for £99. 

Offer valid while stocks last or until 31 March (whichever comes first).

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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

WHERE
SMWS UK Facebook page or 
SMWS Silverscreen on YouTube

WHEN
Thursday 17 March, 8-10pm GMT

HOSTS 
Richard Goslan and Jenna Elie

ST PAT’S DAY LIVESTREAM EVENT

Tune in on the evening of Thursday, 17 March for a celebration of St Patrick’s Day with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the company of the SMWS for an evening of Irish music, whiskey chat, pub quiz, competitions and more.

SAVE THE DATE

Mark Thompson

Mark is a television presenter and designer who has worked with Echlinville distillery and presented ‘Whiskey Talkin’ with Fionnan O’Connor about the history of Irish whiskey.