The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the largest whisky club of its kind in the world, providing colourful & intriguing whiskies to its members here in the U.K. and around the world.

Specialising in single cask, cask strength whisky from Scotland and the rest of the world the members have access to a new and vibrant range of bottles every month. Given that a single cask can only provide a finite number of bottles the society (smws) provide over 200 bottlings each year which are exclusive to their members. In addition to single cask whiskies smws also provide experimental bottles of blended malts providing yet a further tasting experience. With access to casks from an ever-growing number of global whisky distilleries members really are spoilt for choice.

If you enjoy cask strength spirits then as a member you can also regularly pick- up exclusive bottles of single cask Rum, Gin, Cognac, Armagnac as well as Bourbon. With two members rooms in Edinburgh and venues in Glasgow and London, and events around the UK there really is a great reason to be a member.

Les has several forthcoming activities with the society starting with a virtual tasting on Thursday 18th March screened live on their Facebook page and YouTube channel and tasting packs can be ordered on-line.


At long last we anticipate being out on the road again and all going well Les will be hosting a member’s event at Bedern Hall in York on 24th June.


For the 7th year running Les will be representing smws as whisky Ambassador on-board the prestigious Belmond Royal Scotsman train with several dates throughout the Summer & Autumn