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A shared passion since 1983

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s origins are unconventional, founded by ‘Maverick-in-Chief’ Pip Hills out of a sense of adventure, an endless discovery of whisky, friendship and fun. We started out in 1983 with a few friends in Edinburgh sharing single cask whisky and experiencing a flavour epiphany. Forty years on, we are a worldwide whisky club with almost 40,000 members who treasure flavour and the joy of shared experiences with whisky in its purest form – once sampled, never forgotten. Come on in and join us on a journey of endless discovery.

Our 40th Year sees us celebrating ouf founder and ‘Maverick-in-chief’ Pip Hills, going back to our roots and igniting the Society’s original Mischievous spark.

Discover Membership Details & Embark on Your Whisky Journey

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 colourful whisky club.


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