We don’t just bring you amazing whisky – we bring our members together to share their passion at our Members’ Rooms across the UK
WORDS: DUNCAN GORMAN
Over the years as the Society has grown, we have founded new Members’ Rooms, offering relaxing watering holes to our members where they can indulge in whisky in its purest form. First up came 19 Greville Street in London’s Farringdon district in July 1999. This is an impressive Edwardian building, handy for the famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter.
Five years later in the spring of 2004 we opened a grand Georgian townhouse, which stretches four storeys high in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town (‘New Town’ refers to the area of the city developed from the 18th century – as compared with the medieval-era ‘Old Town’). Here at 28 Queen Street, the Kaleidoscope Bar on the ground floor is completely open to non-members, giving those who aren’t so familiar with the Society a great opportunity to experience their first tasting. Members, however, will be led up through a coiling staircase where they can enjoy a dram overlooking the streets of Scotland’s capital, with views stretching as far as the Firth of Forth.
Most recently the Society expanded to the west of Scotland to open up a Members’ Room at 40 Bath Street in the heart of Glasgow. Nestled below the hustle and bustle of one of Glasgow’s busiest streets, this venue offers members a calm and cosy retreat from the rat race above.
Modern and stylish with a Glasgow flavour, it’s home to a colourful collection of more than 850 cask strength bottlings by the dram, making it the perfect home-from-home for whisky lovers.
All of our Members’ Rooms offer unique and intimate experiences through a variety of events, parties and talks, giving members the perfect opportunity to meet kindred spirits on both sides of the bar.
Whether you’d like to expand your whisky knowledge by chatting with industry experts, or indulge in a delicious meal to soak in the Society’s culture first hand, there is something for everyone at a Scotch Malt Whisky Society Members’ Room.
ABOVE: exploring some bottlings from the Queen Street gantry
ABOVE: 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh’s New Town
PICTURED: The Tasting Room at The Vaults
ABOVE: International members capture their visit to The Vaults
PICTURED: the bar at Greville Street in London
ABOVE: 40 Bath Street in Glasgow
87 GILES STREET, EDINBURGH EH6 6BZ
0131 554 3451
19 GREVILLE STREET, LONDON EC1N 8SQ
020 7831 4447
28 QUEEN STREET, EDINBURGH EH2 1JX
0131 220 2044
40 BATH STREET, GLASGOW G2 1HG
0141 739 8810