Angus MacRaild
Angus MacRaild

In the late 1970s, Pip Hills and some friends clubbed together to buy a cask of Glenfarclas. Little did they know that this simple act would launch the world's largest whisky society and provide a home for thousands of great whiskies.

Officially established in 1983, the SMWS is much more than an independent bottler, with a worldwide membership of thousands of members. Monthly releases of whisky are backed up by members rooms and partner bars, giving whisky fans the chance to meet like-minded people and drink great drams.

Over the years, the Society has released thousands of whiskies with many achieving legendary status. Show organiser Angus MacRaild has been digging in the Society's archives to uncover hidden gems to accompany some more famous releases, and will be opening them to share with us at The Whisky Show: Old & Rare.

The Line-up

  • SMWS 1.1 Glenfarclas 1975-1983

    SMWS 1.1 Glenfarclas 1975-1983

  • SMWS 2.2 Glenlivet 1972-1984

    SMWS 2.2 Glenlivet 1972-1984

  • SMWS 72.56 Miltonduff 1982-2017

    SMWS 72.56 Miltonduff 1982-2017

  • SMWS 102.14 Dalwhinnie 1965-2003

    SMWS 102.14 Dalwhinnie 1965-2003

  • SMWS 61.1 Brora 1976-1989

    SMWS 61.1 Brora 1976-1989

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