lohssanami wrote:You have to be a member of SMWS to order, correct? I will probably join after I have a little more experience.
You are correct. Membership is required. And it is a $199 entry fee. So you have to think a little bit before making the leap.
Since you are in the area, you could also look into the two D&M whisky clubs. There is no entry fee, but they would like for you to stay in for a while. They have two clubs that produce a bottle every other month. So if you are in both (like I was for a while) you get a bottle every month.
I found it a great way to explore other distilleries that you would not normaly try. And they have been pretty good at picking out great expressions of each.