About the Society2023-05-25T16:30:48+10:00

About the Society

A global whisky club with exploration of flavour and sharing our discoveries at our heart

‘The people who said it couldn’t be done were so dull’ – Pip Hills, Society Founder.

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.

The exploration of flavour and sharing our discoveries is what we’re all about. Our members enjoy exclusive access to whiskies hand-picked by our expert Tasting Panel, from over 160 distilleries in Scotland and beyond. We bottle them at cask strength and offer a constant variety. How you drink them is entirely up to you.

We don’t just bring you amazing whisky – we bring our members together to share their passion, at our Partner Bars, in-person and online tasting events, festivals, and our network of venues and bars around the world. That makes the SMWS the perfect place to start out on your whisky journey, or take it to the next level.

Like our whiskies, our 40,000 members in Australia and around the world are all together unique. Sign up now to join our family of whisky adventurers who appreciate that their whisky discoveries taste better when shared.

Register as a Taster!