Our spiritual home is The Vaults in Leith, where we started out in 1983 in a historic but dilapidated building that you can still see at the heart of our Society monogram. The building has now been beautifully restored, and as our membership has grown we’ve added Members’ Rooms at 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh’s New Town, at 19 Greville Street in London’s Farringdon district and most recently at 38 Bath Street in Glasgow’s city centre. The Society now has a presence in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa the USA and of course most recently, Mexico. Each branch releases regular batches of new whiskies throughout the year and hosts events for members and non-members.The SMWS has a growing network of international Partner Bars that have been exclusively selected to offer Society whisky. The Partner Bars provide a home from home for Society members and whisky lovers alike, offering a unique and extensive range of exclusive single cask offerings for you to indulge and delight in.
Today, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is an international club made up of nearly 30,000 members from around the world. The club has become a place for whisky lovers to discover new flavours, broaden their knowledge, and share these wonderful experiences in the company of friends.