The SMWS are
set to open a new venue in Bath Street
Glasgow in January but members can have
a preview of the new venue at a free
tasting event on 31st October.
I am sure the Glaswegian whisky
enthusiasts amongst you and anyone who
has the pleasure of visiting Scotland's
largest city will be very pleased to
hear that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
has announced that they will be opening
a new venue in Glasgow city centre.
The SMWS has announced plans for a new
Members’ Room which will be located at
38 Bath Street, Glasgow, which is
scheduled to open at the end of January
The new venue will bring the Society’s
colourful whisky experiences to Glasgow
for the first time in a Members’ Room,
and follows on from already established
SMWS locations in Edinburgh, including
their home at The Vaults in Leith.
The Bath Street location is in the heart
of the city, just a few minutes’ walk
from Glasgow Queen Street Station, and
will have rooms exclusively for SMWS
members that will be open every week
from Tuesday until Sunday.
On offer will be more than 300 Society
bottlings spanning their 12 unique
flavour profiles such as Old & Dignified
and Oily & Coastal, with a selection of
outstanding single cask, single malts
available by the dram.
The interior décor of the venue will be
consistent with existing SMWS Members’
Rooms but with a uniquely modern and
vibrant Glasgow flavour to reflect this
new home for whisky lovers in the city.
The venue space is set up for a range of
occasions, with relaxed lounge seating,
including a ‘Vaults Snug’, as well as
more formal areas. The dedicated whisky
tasting room can accommodate up to 10
people, and will be available for
As well as an ever-changing range of
SMWS whiskies, there will be a selection
of special proprietary whiskies
alongside local beers and a menu of
creative, whisky-inspired cocktails.
Alongside the exclusive drinks selection
will be a bar food menu including snacks
and tapas, with space for up to 16
people for exclusive private dinners.
Jan Damen, Operations Director at The
Scotch Malt Whisky Society, said: "We
know there has always been a demand from
our members for an SMWS venue in
Glasgow, so we’re delighted to be
opening in such a great city with a
lively whisky scene.
"We have a high number of existing
members in the city and the surrounding
area, so we hope to provide them with
their own venue to meet up and also
welcome new whisky-loving members to
join us there."
Prior to the January opening of the new
Glasgow Members’ Room, the Society is
hosting an exclusive tasting in its
newest location. Members can gain a
sneak preview of 38 Bath Street at a
free event with drams and nibbles, and
bring along their friends to reap
exclusive membership referral awards.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glasgow
members preview event will take place on
Halloween, Thursday 31st October (I
don't think you will need to dress up
but I am sure they wont mind), there
will be two sessions 5.30 – 7.15pm and
8.00 – 9.30pm.
To attend the free SMWS Glasgow preview
event on 31st October and get access to
the Glasgow venue in January when it
opens its doors along with access to all
the other Society venues and of course
access to the Society's exclusive
monthly outturns of around 20 new single
cask, single malt bottlings you will need to be a
member, for membership information and
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