Unfiltered Magazine


At Your Fingertips

Unfiltered is The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s multi award-winning magazine. Every month, Unfiltered brings its insightful and thought-provoking perspective, showcasing the best in whisky writing and offering members unparalleled access to every corner of the whisky world.

Latest Issues

Unfiltered issue 90 February 2024


This month:

SMWS EXPERTISE – THE TASTING PANEL: Two words which have become synonymous with the Society over the years and which have been a constant in the Society’s communications, marketing and coverage since the early days of the 1980s.

Unfiltered issue 89 January 2024


This month:

SMWS EXPERTISE – Blazing a flavour trail: The Society’s flavour journey began when our founder Pip Hills first experienced the wonders of single cask, cask strength whisky, an epiphany which sparked 40 incredible years of flavour trailblazing. As

Unfiltered issue 88 December 2023


This month:

2023 SMWS Year in Review: If life begins at 40, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is living, breathing proof that it’s a fantastically exciting age to hit – and this past year has shown that as we enter

Unfiltered issue 87 November 2023


This month:

Record breakers! The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has set a world record for the biggest online whisky tasting, with Society drams being shared simultaneously in more than 15 countries around the world.

Sherry week – From Spain to Scotland:

Unfiltered issue 86 October 2023


This month:

Gathering Review: For the past 40 years, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has been a club of kindred spirits, where people can come together to celebrate the finest whisky in great company. September is a month to practise

Unfiltered issue 85 September 2023


This month:

Gathering preview: If it’s September, that only means one thing at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – it’s time for our annual Gathering celebrations to get into full swing. And in our 40th anniversary year, we’re going bigger and


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