The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is the world's foremost single malt whisky club, founded in 1983 with a commitment to bottling the widest selection of exceptional and rare single cask whiskies. We are proud to be the home of the SMWS here in New Zealand, and in this collection you will find all of the whiskies available exclusively to members. If you are interested in discovering the world of SMWS, please see here for membership information.

Understanding the label:
When looking at a SMWS label, you will see that each distillery and each cask has a unique number. For example, SMWS 3.256 'Hebridean holiday tingle' comes from distillery 3, and this is the 256th cask that the Society have bottled from this distillery. The age, cask type and strength of each whisky is displayed alongside a tasting note that is written to entice and tempt.

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SMWS R11.4 'Tasty treat' 2010 / 6 years old 66.1%

SMWS R11.4 'Tasty treat' 2010 / 6 years old 66.1%

Region: Jamaica

Strength: 66.1%

Volume: 700ml

$140.00

SMWS tasting notes:Minty, fresh green aromas at first; sliced fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream in balsamic vinegar and a little grated lemon zest on top or brown sugar candied bacon covered asparagus with chopped chive and parsley and orange zest. Surprisingly hot and spicy on the palate neat; barbequed jerk chicken in lime, chilli and ging...


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SMWS R8.5 'Sheer opulence' 2004 / 9 years old 68.4%

SMWS R8.5 'Sheer opulence' 2004 / 9 years old 68.4%

Region: Nicaragua

Strength: 68.4%

Volume: 700ml

$149.00

SMWS tasting notes:Aromas of old, well preserved, wood mingling with varnish, oil, wax and paint made us feel that we had entered a workshop where antique furniture was being restored. On the palate very substantial and rewarding like a Christmas pudding with traditional brandy butter and homemade spiced kumquat marmalade. After dilution the sce...


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SMWS 84.25 'Distinctive and delectable' 2008 / 9 years old 56.4%

SMWS 84.25 'Distinctive and delectable' 2008 / 9 years old 56.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 56.4%

Volume: 700ml

$107.00

SMWS tasting notes:The nose neat had the flinty chalky sweetness of opening a bag of Pontefract cakes followed by a cranberry-apple spritzer and a new leather smell. The taste, without water, came as a slight shock; mineralic dry heat - mouth-puckering and after all that, in the finish, chicken liver parfait with apple & saffron chutney. Tak...


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SMWS 35.211 'Putting on the ritz' 1995 / 22 years old 53.3%

SMWS 35.211 'Putting on the ritz' 1995 / 22 years old 53.3%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 53.3%

Volume: 700ml

$237.00

SMWS tasting notes:A light and delicate scent wafted through the air of buttery croissants, Amaretto and vanilla panna cotta with toasted almonds and powdered sugar doughnuts. To taste like vanilla-pear muffins, braided yeast bun (Hefezopf) with a plum jam filling and glazed carrots in orange, honey, sage and rosemary. Water released soft rich s...


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SMWS 53.254 'French flair' 2006 / 11 years old 57.1%

SMWS 53.254 'French flair' 2006 / 11 years old 57.1%

Region: Islay

Strength: 57.1%

Volume: 700ml

$149.00

SMWS tasting notes:The aroma had for all of us an immediate calming effect like marjoram essential oil, slightly warming, citric, herbaceous and woody with sweet scented pine needles. On the palate neat like a 'croque monsieur', boiled ham in brown grilled bread topped with grated cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper and baked in an oven. With ...


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SMWS 44.93 'Tipple of the bramble hunter' 2006 / 11 years old 63.2%

SMWS 44.93 'Tipple of the bramble hunter' 2006 / 11 years old 63.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 63.2%

Volume: 700ml

$119.00

SMWS tasting notes:The intrepid bramble hunter, garnished with thick lambs wool knitted jumper, wax jacket and leather boots, set forth into the wild countryside in search of blackberries and loganberries with which to make jam. Earthy aromas were plentiful as they kicked through autumn leaves on the damp forest floor whilst happily munching on ...


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SMWS 10.152 'The leviathan wakes...' 2007 / 10 years old 58.7%

SMWS 10.152 'The leviathan wakes...' 2007 / 10 years old 58.7%

Region: Islay

Strength: 58.7%

Volume: 700ml

$141.00

SMWS tasting notes:The Panel discovered a big old bag of kippers, wood smoke, peat oils, grilled whelks, smoked mussels in brine, lemon juice, wood ash and fishing nets. Also some herbal touches and a few crushed twiglets. Water gave us wet and burning leaves with a fisherman's oilskins, Arbroath smokie, salt and vinegar crisps and a dollop of m...


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SMWS 3.311 'Tea-smoked duck' 2004 / 13 years old 55.9%

SMWS 3.311 'Tea-smoked duck' 2004 / 13 years old 55.9%

Region: Islay

Strength: 55.9%

Volume: 700ml

$161.00

SMWS tasting notes:We felt like creating a botanical perfume using aromas of lavender, moss and mint, then adding rose and vetiver as well as deeper notes of frankincense and guaiac wood, but before we got completely carried away we gave it a try. Charred sweet smoke of bacon-wrapped chicken skewers with pineapple and Teriyaki sauce and the arom...


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SMWS 12.13 'The maltsters dram' 2009 / 8 years old 60.2%

SMWS 12.13 'The maltsters dram' 2009 / 8 years old 60.2%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 60.2%

Volume: 700ml

$108.00

SMWS tasting notes:Heady herbal aromas with a rich honey, light spices and carrot cake. Malty and slightly nutty - singed caramel, buttercream and dried fruits. Spicy and fiery to taste at full strength, but sweet and becomes creamy. Barley sugars, marshmallows with herbs and slightly bitterness. It needs water. The nose is gentler now but still...


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SMWS 5.66 'Toffee and turf' 2003 / 15 years old 55%

SMWS 5.66 'Toffee and turf' 2003 / 15 years old 55%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 55%

Volume: 700ml

$149.00

SMWS tasting notes:Heady herbal aromas with a rich honey, light spices and carrot cake. Malty and slightly nutty - singed caramel, buttercream and dried fruits. Spicy and fiery to taste at full strength, but sweet and becomes creamy. Barley sugars, marshmallows with herbs and slightly bitterness. It needs water. The nose is gentler now but still...


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SMWS 51.6 'A fruity smooch' 2001 / 16 years old 56.4%

SMWS 51.6 'A fruity smooch' 2001 / 16 years old 56.4%

Region: Ireland

Strength: 51.6%

Volume: 700ml

$299.00

SMWS tasting notes: A nose bursting with soft green fruits, lemongrass, meadowsweet, little touches of nougat, camphor, pink million sweeties, lemon curd and well-sugared pancakes. Some orange and lemon throat lozenges, the sting of a crushed nettle and a good slug of tropical sauvignon blanc (all grass, pineapple and no cat?s pee). Water brings...


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SMWS 51.11 'Irish danger juice' 2002 / 15 years old 56.7%

SMWS 51.11 'Irish danger juice' 2002 / 15 years old 56.7%

Region: Ireland

Strength: 56.7%

Volume: 700ml

$285.00

SMWS tasting notes: At first there are suggestions of caraway and pencil shavings beneath a taught and sinewed exterior. Time is needed to pry it out of itself. We are rewarded by jelly babies, icing sugar, chocolate digestives, wet beach pebbles, earth, various crushed flowers, baled hay and background notes of maraschino cherry and cola cubes....


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SMWS R2.6 'Banana flambee' 2003 / 14 years old 51.3%

SMWS R2.6 'Banana flambee' 2003 / 14 years old 51.3%

Region: Country of origin

Strength: 51.3%

Volume: 700ml

$170.00

SMWS tasting notes: On the nose neat we got served a vanilla bean cream Frappuccino with a dash of peach syrup as well as a warm raspberry compote banana bread muffin. Lots of banana flavours to taste; baked banana chips, banana flambe split with rum-pineapple caramel and spiced banana fritters. With some water initially a whiff of petrolic/engi...


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SMWS 29.236 'A smoky concoction' 1998 18 years old 57.7%

SMWS 29.236 'A smoky concoction' 1998 18 years old 57.7%

Region: Islay

Strength: 57.7%

Volume: 700ml

$293.50

SMWS Tasting notes: A smoky coastal aroma at first with sea air, sea water and sea shells was soon followed by fruity notes of pears and apples rounded of by tarragon infused vinegar. On the palate neat a lot bigger than on the nose starting with smoky, peaty, earthy flavours followed by liquorice, then a hint of salt and vinegar crisps as well ...


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SMWS 71.52 'Make hay while the sun shines'' 2006 11 years old 59.4%

SMWS 71.52 'Make hay while the sun shines'' 2006 11 years old 59.4%

Region: Speyside

Strength: 59.4%

Volume: 700ml

$120.00

SMWS Tasting notes: Green and grassy aromas combined with earthy, herbaceous notes as well as the occasional fresh peppermint scent made us feel like hay making the old fashioned way. This is hungry work and we enjoyed a toasted turkey and pastrami bagel with herby light cream cheese and a grilled tuna sandwich with lemon-chilli mayonnaise. Afte...


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SMWS R9.1 'Music for the hard rockers of rum' 2004 / 13 years old 61.8%

SMWS R9.1 'Music for the hard rockers of rum' 2004 / 13 years old 61.8%

Region: Panama

Strength: 61.8%

Volume: 700ml

$166.00

SMWS Tasting notes: This sweet but slight metallic rums is like a rock band playing on your senses. Initial intense notes of tropical fruit and allspice changes tune like a lead guitarist to yeasty, sour dough, vegetal one. The song on your palate is a heavy one. Muscovado sugar, creme brulee, crystallised caramel, hints of sherry and spice. The...


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SMWS Membership Renewal

SMWS Membership Renewal

$45.00

Looking to renew your SMWS membership for the year? Simply add this item to your shopping cart and proceed through to checkout and we'll make sure your details are up to date. Your annual membership includes a copy of the quarterly magazine Unfiltered, as well as discounts on SMWS events and, most importantly, access to the delightful drams on o...


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SMWS New Membership Pack

SMWS New Membership Pack

Region: From around Scotland

Strength: Various

Volume: 3 x 100ml

$165.00

A warm welcome awaits you as a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, giving you exclusive access to some of the world's finest whiskies. Travel to the home of the SMWS in Edinburgh and you will be able to visit the Member's Club Rooms, as well as invitations to tastings around the country. Included in your membership pack are three 100ml bot...


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SMWS G8.5 'Body surfing at Bondi beach' 25 years old 59.6%

SMWS G8.5 'Body surfing at Bondi beach' 25 years old 59.6%

Region: Lowland

Strength: 59.6%

Volume: 700ml

$170.00

SMWS Tasting notes: Newly sanded, polished, teak yacht in warm sun. New shoes on deck. Salted caramel chocolate, with Nepalese tea, candy floss on the stick. Redcurrant jelly, Arctic Roll and raspberry tart. Rose and pine mingled with cardamon, bison grass and pistachio. Cask: refill hogshead, ex bourbon Outturn: 240 bottles Please note: Scotc...


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