|As a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society you can enjoy the benefits of the Society when in the UK. Take the time to enjoy a dram or two at The Vaults or Queen Street Members' Rooms in Edinburgh, or the Members' Room in London. And the Society has alliances with two first class boutique hotel chains, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, with special rates and packages for Members. Some of these hotels also have Society bottlings behind the bar available by the dram.
The Vaults Member
The Society was founded in 1983 and has its base in the oldest commercial building in Scotland at Leith, in the port of Edinburgh. Furnished as a traditional club, it has a Members' Room, Bar and Tasting Room. There are also Members' Rooms in London and Switzerland.
A welcoming atmosphere, not at all stuffy, with the ambience of a traditional club. Most members make for the bar (stocked with all our currently available malts, and other drinks besides!) and ask the barstaff for their recommendations.
Our barstaff are very knowledgeable and can guide you through the list. You're not expected to know anything about whisky, but if you do, so much the better! Help yourself to a coffee, if it is that time of day, order a light lunch. Before long you will find yourself comparing tasting notes with other members: a common interest in malt whisky is the best possible introduction, and friends are quickly made in such surroundings.
Queen Street Members' Rooms, Edinburgh
Queen Street is a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse, handy for those visiting, living or working in Edinburgh city centre. Queen Street houses are renowned for their magnificent view across the waters of the Firth of Forth. No 28 is no exception. Its suites of elegant rooms range over three floors reached by a sweeping staircase which ascends to a cupola framed by exquisite plasterwork. A retreat or a rendezvous, it's up to you...
The London Members' Room
Contemporary and elegant, the London Members' Room is quite different from the Edinburgh venue. However The Society's companionable atmosphere is unmistakable.
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin
As a Society member enjoy special nightly accommodation rates at all 26 hotels within the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin group, not to mention special dining offers.
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Thanks to the Society's partnership with Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, we're able to shine a whisky light down on 17 hotel & bistro spots across the UK. And just like our own Society venues (and wonderful whiskies), each has an unique character and almost intangible atmosphere in which to enjoy. Of course, the impressive range of Society single casks behind the bar isn't bad either. The staff there are also Society-trained, helping you find the perfect dram.
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