A GLOBAL SOCIETY
AROUND THE WORLD
The Society is a global community of whisky lovers with members around the world. Whether you are travelling for pleasure or for a business trip, you can get involved with the Society wherever you go. Take a short trip around the Society world with us…
“The Society means community, people, flavour and adventure. It’s the celebration of coming together and experiencing amazing spirits with like-minded people, while always discovering the beauty of the single cask.” – Matt Bailey, SMWS Australia
When to go: Be crowned the champ at the Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championships in June/July, or join us in September for The Gathering!
Partner bars: 15
“The Society is being part of a big family who share their love for whisky.” – Janelle Ong, SMWS Japan
When to go: April is the sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan – perfect for travelling. It is also the month when Japan holds its branch anniversary events.
Partner bars: 14
“Cool casks, great expressions, interesting names and flavour descriptions, the happiness on members’ faces – these all make you feel proud to be a part of the Society.” – Hiwen Li, SMWS China
When to go: In September we have our global Gathering events in Shanghai, where you can taste our Chinese exclusive cask. You may even have a chance to taste our mid-autumn festival exclusive cask!
Partner bars: 15
“Representing the Society in Mexico is a dream that we pursued for years, so it feels pretty special to now be doing it! ” – Hardey Martínez León and Katri Walker, SMWS Mexico
When to go: Any time! Come and visit!
Partner bar: Salón Rosario, Mexico City
Hong Kong & Macau
“It is a great pleasure for me to be part of a Society advocating the appreciation of whisky and spirits for their own merits, with an open mind and without preconception. Our members enthusiastically join up every month to share our love for whisky and spirits.” – Kelvin Tam, SMWS Hong Kong
When to go: We hold whisky events in the early part of every month to share the joy of whisky with like-minded whisky lovers.
Partner bars: 3
“We love being part of an international Society with an adventurous spirit that members can take advantage of!” – Kelly and Rob Carpenter, SMWS Canada
Partner retailers: 5
“What makes being a European Society member truly unique is not just the sheer volume of tasting events (ensuring that our members get chance to taste our amazing whisky), but also the experiences that bring our tastings to life.” – Tim Foster, SMWS European Business Development Manager
Partner bars: 60
“It’s an honour to be a small part of the Society’s history and provide South African whisky lovers the opportunity to be a part of this global circle” – Marc Pendlebury, SMWS South Africa
Partner bars: 2
“Working for and being part of the Society is like being part of a club where everyone is welcome, regardless of what stage in your whisky journey you’re at.” – Helen Trotter, DRAM-Cierge Manager
Partner bars: 9
“As a member of the Society, you not only get to explore this glorious world of whisky through casks that dazzle your senses, but you also get to share that experience with a community of whisky lovers.” – Jenna Elie, SMWS USA
Whisky destinations: SMWS offerings are available in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington and Washington, DC.