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The SMWS Codes and Colours - The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)

SMWS Codes and Colours

 

The Code

Now as we mentioned earlier, each bottle of SMWS is always recognizable by a strange numerical (sometimes alpha-numerical) code on each bottle. You’ll spot a “11.64-something” or a “98.11-another thing”.

Well the code isn’t some codex to a secret organization ruling the world (unfortunately). 

Each code is read with the digits before the “.”, and the digits after.

 

The digits before are matched against specific distilleries, while the digits after represent the society’s cask number from that distillery. 

It should be read: “Distillery . Cask Number”

Simple enough right?

Scroll down for the SMWS codes corresponding to the respective distilleries!

 

The Colours

Another thing you may have noticed is that some SMWS bottlings almost seem to be colour coded as well (unless we were to think that these were random).

And you'd be right. One of the more recent additions to SMWS' labelings is the addition of colour codes that correspond to flavor camps for easy recognition. This way you can visually sort them to look for the flavors you want!

 

 

Here we have the SMWS codes corresponding to the respective distilleries:

For Malt Whiskies

Code

Distillery

Country/region

1

Glenfarclas

Speyside

2

Glenlivet

Speyside

3

Bowmore

Islay

4

Highland Park

Islands

5

Auchentoshan

Lowland

6

Macduff

Highland

7

Longmorn

Speyside

8

Tamdhu

Speyside

9

Glen Grant

Speyside

10

Bunnahabhain

Islay

11

Tomatin

Highland

12

BenRiach

Speyside

13

Dalmore

Highland

14

Talisker

Islands

15

Glenfiddich

Speyside

16

Glenturret

Highland

17

Scapa

Islands

18

Inchgower

Speyside

19

Glen Garioch

Highland

20

Inverleven

Lowland

21

Glenglassaugh

Highland

22

Glenkinchie

Lowland

23

Bruichladdich

Islay

24

Macallan

Speyside

25

Rosebank

Lowland

26

Clynelish

Highland

27

Springbank

Campbeltown

28

Tullibardine

Highland

29

Laphroaig

Islay

30

Glenrothes

Speyside

31

Isle of Jura

Islands

32

Edradour

Highland

33

Ardbeg

Islay

34

Tamnavulin

Speyside

35

Glen Moray

Speyside

36

Benrinnes

Speyside

37

Cragganmore

Speyside

38

Caperdonich

Speyside

39

Linkwood

Speyside

40

Balvenie

Speyside

41

Dailuaine

Speyside

42

Tobermory

Islands

43

Port Ellen

Islay

44

Craigellachie

Speyside

45

Dallas Dhu

Speyside

46

Glenlossie

Speyside

47

Benromach

Speyside

48

Balmenach

Speyside

49

St. Magdalene

Lowland

50

Bladnoch

Lowland

51

Bushmills

Northern Ireland

52

Old Pulteney

Highland

53

Caol Ila

Islay

54

Aberlour

Speyside

55

Royal Brackla

Highland

56

Coleburn

Speyside

57

Glen Mhor

Highland

58

Strathisla

Speyside

59

Teaninich

Highland

60

Aberfeldy

Highland

61

Brora

Highland

62

Glenlochy

Highland

63

Glentauchers

Speyside

64

Mannochmore

Speyside

65

Imperial

Speyside

66

Ardmore

Highland

67

Banff

Speyside

68

Blair Athol

Highland

69

Glen Albyn

Highland

70

Balblair

Highland

71

Glenburgie

Speyside

72

Miltonduff

Speyside

73

Aultmore

Speyside

74

North Port

Highland

75

Glenury / Glenury Royal

Highland

76

Mortlach

Speyside

77

Glen Ord

Highland

78

Ben Nevis

Highland

79

Deanston

Highland

80

Glen Spey

Speyside

81

Glen Keith

Speyside

82

Glencadam

Highland

83

Convalmore

Speyside

84

Glendullan

Speyside

85

Glen Elgin

Speyside

86

Glenesk

Highland

87

Millburn

Highland

88

Speyburn

Speyside

89

Tomintoul

Speyside

90

Pittyvaich

Speyside

91

Dufftown

Speyside

92

Lochside

Highland

93

Glen Scotia

Campbeltown

94

Fettercairn

Highland

95

Auchroisk

Speyside

96

GlenDronach

Highland

97

Littlemill

Lowland

98

Inverleven

Lowland

99

Glenugie

Highland

100

Strathmill

Speyside

101

Knockando

Speyside

102

Dalwhinnie

Highland

103

Royal Lochnagar

Highland

104

Glenburgie (Glencraig)

Speyside

105

Tormore

Speyside

106

Cardhu

Speyside

107

Glenallachie

Speyside

108

Allt-a-Bhainne

Speyside

109

Miltonduff (Mosstowie)

Speyside

110

Oban

Highland

111

Lagavulin

Islay

112

Loch Lomond (Inchmurrin)

Highland

113

Braeval (Braes of Glenlivet)

Speyside

114

Springbank (Longrow)

Campbeltown

115

Knockdhu (AnCnoc)

Highland

116

Yoichi

Japan

117

Cooley (Unpeated)

Ireland

118

Cooley / Connemara (Peated)

Ireland

119

Yamazaki

Japan

120

Hakushu

Japan

121

Isle of Arran

Islands

122

Loch Lomond (Croftengea)

Highland

123

Glengoyne

Highland

124

Miyagikyo

Japan

125

Glenmorangie

Highland

126

Springbank (Hazelburn)

Campbeltown

127

Bruichladdich (Port Charlotte)

Islay

128

Penderyn

Wales

129

Kilchoman

Islay

130

Chichibu

Japan

131

Hanyu

Japan

132

Karuizawa

Japan

133

Westland

Washington, USA

134

Paul John

India

135

Loch Lomond (Inchmoan)

Highland

136

Eden Mill

Lowland

137

St. George’s (The English Whisky Co.)

England

138

Nantou

Taiwan

139

Kavalan

Taiwan

140

Balcones

Texas, USA

141

Fary Lochan

Denmark

142

Breuckelen Distilling

New York, USA

143

Copperworks Distilling Co.

Washington, USA

144

High Coast Distillery (formerly Box Whisky)

Sweden

145

Smögen Whisky

Sweden

146

Cotswolds

England

147 Archie Rose Australia
148 Starward Australia

149

Ardnamurchan

Highland

 

For Grains

Code

Distillery

Country/region

G1

North British

Lowland

G2

Carsebridge

Lowland

G3

Caledonian

Lowland

G4

Cameronbridge

Lowland

G5

Invergordon

Highland

G6

Port Dundas

Lowland

G7

Girvan

Lowland

G8

Cambus

Lowland

G9

Loch Lomond

Highland

G10

Strathclyde

Lowland

G11

Nikka Coffey Grain

Japan

G12

Nikka Coffey Malt

Japan

G13

Chita

Japan

G14

Dumbarton

Lowland

G15

Loch Lomond (Rhosdhu)

Highland

 

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