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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Officially Returns to Singapore

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) Singapore has returned to Singapore! SMWS has announced its partner bars, while local membership registration began with the launch of its website www.smwssg.com.

 

 

Operated by the exclusive Singapore representative, La Maison du Whisky (LMDW), SMWS Singapore will offer a range of the society's whiskies by the glass at partner bars, including 67 Pall Mall, LMDW, The Swan Song, The Warehouse Hotel, Tippling Club, WatchBox Singapore and Writers Bar. Those looking to purchase an entire bottle of any particular expression could do so on the SMWS website or by becoming a SMWS Singapore member.

 

Partner bar La Maison Du Whisky Singapore.

 

Here’s what you can expect in the different tiers of one-year memberships with SMWS:

Regular Membership: SGD$175

  • Access to purchase SMWS Singapore's exclusive curation of bottles
  • 50% discount on all SMWS Singapore tasting sessions
  • Member prices at all SMWS Singapore partner bars 
  • SMWS's Unfiltered E-magazine subscription

Regular Membership with Bottle: SGD$250

  • Welcome bottle selected at SMWS Singapore’s direction
  • All Regular Membership perks

Exclusive Priority Membership: SGD$350 

  • Three day early-bird access to purchase new SMWS Singapore bottle arrivals
  • Welcome bottle selected at SMWS Singapore’s direction
  • All Regular Membership perks

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was founded in 1983 by Pip Hills, who aimed to revitalise the Scotch whisky industry by crafting malts with greater character, more cask influence, and a wider range of flavours. The Society has about 40,000 members worldwide in countries such as Scotland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and now Singapore. 

SMWS bottles do not disclose the distilleries from which each whisky originates, instead, using unconventional bottle names and idiosyncratic tasting notes, to divert attention away from preconceived notions based on the distillery's ownership. That way, the emphasis is on the quality of the liquid. 

 

 

Today, SMWS has collaborated with over 156 distilleries and employed various cask types and maturation techniques. SMWS has created more than 10,000 unique and one-of-a-kind whiskies, available exclusively to society members.

First Peek At SMWS Singapore's New Releases

 

Pssst... We've also heard through the grapevine that SMWS Singapore's lineup will include a highly coveted 33-year-old single malt called "Bonkers for Conkers" Society Cask No.  24.169, priced at S$6,500 and with an outturn of only 611 bottles. In the spirit of SMWS, we won't say what distillery this hails from apart from that it hails with Speyside with a SMWS distillery code 24...

If you know, you know! 😉

This rare bottling will soon be available on SMWS Singapore's official site.

Kanpai!

88 Bamboo Editorial Team