The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has officially launched its new Members' Room in Glasgow's city centre.

Doors are now open to members and guests, with non-members having the chance to experience the Society’s vast collection of single malt whiskies at non-member days and tasting events every Tuesday in March.

The new venue is situated in the heart of the city at 38 Bath Street. Picture: SMWS

The new venue brings the Society’s colourful whisky experiences to Glasgow for the first-time in a Members’ Room, and follows on from already established SMWS locations in Edinburgh, including their home at The Vaults in Leith.

Just a few minutes walk from both Glasgow Queen Street and Central Station, the new site has rooms exclusively for SMWS members that will be open every week from Tuesday until Sunday. On Mondays, the entire venue can be hired for exclusive use for groups of up to 120 people.

More than 300 Society bottlings are on offer from across their 12 unique flavour profiles such as Old & Dignified and Oily & Coastal, with a selection of single cask, single malts available by the dram.

With a dedicated whisky tasting room can accommodate up to 10 people – available for private tastings, comfortable seating in their lounge and a stylish interior, the Society hope it will become the go-to place for whisky lovers in the city.

As well as an ever-evolving range of SMWS whiskies, there will be a selection of special proprietary whiskies alongside local beers and a menu of whisky-inspired cocktails.

The Society added that chef James Freeman has designed a bespoke food menu to include Scottish Tapas, braised Scotch lamb hotpot and whisky cured salmon.

Calum Lawson, venue manager at Bath Street, said: “We’re delighted that our brand-new Members’ Room is now open in the wonderful city of Glasgow.

“We have a high number of existing members in the city and the surrounding area and we can’t wait to welcome them into the new venue, as well as recruiting new whisky-loving members. We are so excited that we¹re now very much a part of this amazing city’s vibrant whisky scene.”

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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