Born out of a love of whisky, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was formally established in Edinburgh in 1983. Now,25 years on, the Society is internationally recognised as the most reliable source of the finest and most exclusive single cask, single malt whiskies.A membership organisation with an initial fee of £100 promises access to a whisky world that is guaranteed to delight, intrigue and entertain. Nowhere else would you be able to try, or turn down for that matter, a whisky titled ‘Sophia Loren in a mink coat’,‘Frisky Whisky’ or ‘Ya Beauty!’ Passed under some of the most scrupulous noses in the business, in the formof the Society’s respected Tasting Panel, only the very best single cask single malt whiskies make the cut.Bottling more than 200 single casks every year from a range of 125 distilleries, the Society has made a huge contribution to the appreciation of single malt whisky in the last 25 years.With the huge predicted growth of single malt whisky in a number of foreign markets, the Society is set to continue to prosper.To celebrate this significant milestone in its history, the Society has introduced a stylish new look.Introducing a beautiful new bottle, sophisticated Membership Box, exciting new website and largest ever catalogue of new whiskies, membership of the Society has never been more tempting!The new elegant dark green bottle,specially commissioned for the Society, features a distinctive new style and design, while retaining the characteristic charm to match the quality of the single cask, single malt whisky it contains.Due to popular demand the new design now includes an individual tasting note on each bottle, helping you choose your whisky more easily.Another touch of indulgence for new members, the beautiful new membership box is chock full of Society goodies, including: four of the most delicious single cask 10cl tasting malts; a Member’s Handbook; a Society Notebook; and a membership card.The new website (www.smws.co.uk) offers whisky lovers a whole new way to explore the world of single cask, single malt whisky.New members can sign up online to enjoy membership perks, where they can buy whisky, get hints and tips from the Society’s experts and find out about the latest events and tastings taking place around the country.The new whisky catalogue, Outturn, presents the Society’s largest ever release of single casks.Members can choose from the finest single cask whiskies bottled from 43 different casks and 41 different distilleries, ranging in age from five to 40 Years Old, offering a chance to taste from every region in Scotland.There has never been a more exciting time to be part of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.If you’re looking for an extra special Christmas present for a loved one,then membership of the Society is the perfect gift.Or why not even just treat yourself? You deserve it!COMPETITION
To celebrate its 25th anniversary,The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is offering three lucky Whisky Magazine readers the chance to win a year’s membership of the Society.This exceptional prize will grant the winner’s access to the finest selection of single cask,single malt whiskies available in the world and takethem on a magnificent whisky adventure.Beautifully presented in a magnificent new box,with four of the most delicious single cask 10cl tasting malts;a Member’s Handbook;a Society Notebook;and a membership card that allows you to enjoy the Society all year round!Membership promises to indulge and entertain all year round and open the door to a whole new world of malt whisky!Question:Where was The Scotch Malt Whisky Society established?A.Inverness B.London C.Edinburgh Please enter at www.whiskymag.com Or send your entry to Scotch Malt Whisky Society Competition,Paragraph Publishing Ltd,St.Faiths House,Mountergate,Norwich,Norfolk,NR1 1PY,U.K.Closing date:Friday 30th January 2009.COMPETITION Terms and conditions.Entrants must be 18 years of age or over to enter. No cash alternative prizes are available.Competition entrants either must be resident in the UK or supply a UK address for their prize.Winners will be drawn from correct entries received by midnight GMT on 30 January 2009.