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“The world of whisky!”

Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Ranked #510 of 2,609 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a Whisky Club, offering the world's largest selection of single cask whisky to its guests. We operate multiple venues in the UK and abroad and have a large Members base which receives discounts and special access to venues and part of venues. The bars offer an ever changing selection of over 200 single casks whiskies as well as wines, beers and other spirits. Bar food is available throughout the day, freshly prepared on the premises using carefully selected ingredients.
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Members only bar - worth becoming a member simply to start trying all the different whiskies on offer.

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Great cuisine and service standards at Queen Street - great staff but disappointing food at Leith. Both venues have ambience and comfortable surroundings. Formal at Queen Street, leisurely at Leith. Good selections of beers and wines and, of course, outstanding malts.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Was part of a group business dinner in a lovely room at the top of the building. Food pretty good, but would have been sparse if it wasnt for the generous bread and butter portions that they fill you up with. Several whisky samples given, but i was informed that the quality wasnt great (im not a whisky drinker so wouldnt know). Would recommend as somewher a bit differnet

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Visited as part of a night out taking advantage of membership of some of our party. I'm not a Whisky man but with a bit of guidance from colleagues and staff ended up with a great dram. It's a great building with some nice areas to sit, eat, drink and relax. They also have wines and beers for those non-whisky drinkers though quite well hidden! Instead, even if you are not a whisky drinker, describe to staff what you like and I am sure you will find a whisky to suit (even if for 1 night only!).

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Last Thursday saw my first visit to a tasting night at SMWS queens street Edinburgh. The venue is a great hulking mid terrace with a great restaurant on the ground floor and the bar and members room on the first floor. We were greeted by carol singers and had a wee dram in the bar before going up to the second floor for our tasting. The tasting comprised 5 drams a mulled wine on arrival and a lovely meal of roast pork. Anna, our hostess and whisky ambassador was excellent and helped us understand the complexities of the whiskies we were tasting that evening.

Fantastic value for money and a great night out. One tip, the lift can take some time to become available if the tasting rooms are busy as the staff bring the food upstairs in it.

Thank Kevin A
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