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SMWS Codes: The Ultimate Handy Whisky Guide

Updated: Mar 25



Find SMWS Codes, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society distillery codes, quickly here. Mike and Duncan are both SMWS members and so we have brought together the ultimate list and info handy guide. We bring you:




Index: SMWS Codes

Browser our index for all whisky and whiskey SMWS Codes by region and country. PS - Want to know how to pronounce Scottish Whisky distilleries correctly? We've written a blog for that!


Single Malt

Find single malt whisky SMWS codes listed here by region and country.


Single Malt Scotland


Single Malt England, Northern Ireland, Wales & Ireland


Single Malt Rest of World


Grain Whisky

Find grain whisky SMWS codes listed here by region and country.


Grain Scotland

Grain Rest of World

Bourbon, Rye & Corn Whiskey

Find bourbon, Rye and Corn whiskey SMWS codes listed here by country.


Bourbon USA

Rye USA

Corn USA


Lists by SMWS Code


Scotland: Speyside - Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 54 Speyside distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Speyside Single Malt Distillery

1

Glenfarclas

2

Glenlivet

7

Longmorn

8

Tamdhu

9

Glen Grant

12

BenRiach

15

Glenfiddich

18

Inchgower

24

Macallan

30

Glenrothes

34

Tamnavulin

35

Glen Moray

36

Benrinnes

37

Cragganmore

38

Caperdonich

39

Linkwood

40

Balvenie

41

Dailuaine

44

Craigellachie

45

Dhallas Dhu

46

Glenlossie

47

Benromach

48

Balmenach

54

Aberlour

56

Coleburn

58

Strathisla

63

Glentacuhers

64

Mannochmore

65

Imperial

67

Banff

71

Glenburgie

72

Miltonduff

73

Aultmore

76

Mortlach

80

Glen Spey

81

Glen Keith

83

Convalmore

84

Glendullan

85

Glen Elgin

88

Speyburn

89

Tomintoul

90

Pittyvaich

91

Dufftown

95

Auchroisk

100

Strathmill

101

Knockando

104

Glenburgie ec. Glencraig

105

Tormore

106

Cardhu

cont...

107

Glenallachie

108

Allt-a-Bhainne

109

Miltonduff

113

Braeval ex. Braes of Glenlivet

115

Knockdhu ex. AnCnoc


Scotland: Highland - Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 41 Highland distilleries listed with SMWS!

SWMS Code

Highland Single Malt Distillery

6

Macduff

11

Tomatin

13

Dalmore

16

Glenturret

19

Glen Garioch

21

Glenglassaugh

26

Clynelish

28

Tullibardine

32

Edradour

52

Old Pulteney

55

Royal Brackla

57

Glen Mhor

59

Teaninich

60

Aberfeldy

61

Brora

62

Glenlochy

66

Ardmore

68

Blair Athol

69

Glen Albyn

70

Balblair

74

North Port

75

Glenury / Glenury Royal

77

Glen Ord

78

Ben Nevis

79

Deanston

82

Glencadam

86

Glenesk

87

Millburn

92

Lochside

94

Fettercairn

96

GlenDronach

99

Glenugie

102

Dalwhinnie

103

Royal Lochnagar

110

Oban

112

Inchmurrin by Loch Lomond

122

Croftnegea by Loch Lomond

123

Glengoyne

125

Glenmorangie

135

Loch Lomond ex. Inchmoan

149

Ardnamurchan


Scotland: Campbeltown - Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 4 Campbeltown distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Campbeltown Single Malt Distillery

27

Springbank

93

Glen Scotia

114

Longrow by Springbank

126

Hazelburn by Springbank


Scotland: Islay - Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 10 Islay distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Islay Single Malt Distillery

3

Bowmore

10

Bunnahabhain

23

Bruichladdich

29

Laphroaig

33

Ardbeg

43

Port Ellen

53

Caol Ila

111

Lagavulin

127

Port Charlotte by Bruichladdich

129

Kilchoman


Scotland: Islands Single Malt Distillery - SMWS Codes

There are 6 Islands distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Islands Single Malt Distillery

4

Highland Park

14

Talisker

17

Scapa

31

Jura

42

Tobermory

121

Arran


Scotland: Lowland - Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 9 Lowland distilleries listed with SMWS!


SWMS Code

Lowland Single Malt Distillery

5

Auchentoshan

20

Inverleven

22

Glenkinchie

25

Rosebank

49

St. Magdalene

50

Bladnoch

97

Littlemill

136

Eden Mill

156

The Glasgow Distillery Company


Japan: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 8 Japanese distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Japan Single Malt Distillery

116

Yoichi

119

Yamazaki

120

Hakushu

124

Miyagikyo

130

Chichibu

131

Hanyu

132

Karuizawa

G12

Nikka Coffee Malt


Taiwan: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 2 Taiwanese distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Taiwan Single Malt Distillery

138

Nantou

139

Kavalan



England: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 2 English distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

England Single Malt Distillery

137

The English Whisky Company by St. George's

146

Cotswolds


Wales: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There is 1 Welsh distillery listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Wales Single Malt Distillery

128

Penderyn


Ireland: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 3 Irish distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Ireland Single Malt Distillery

117

Cooley (Unpeated)

118

Connemara (Peated) by Cooley

150

West Cork Distillers


Northern Ireland: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There is 1 Northern Irish distillery listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Northern Ireland Single Malt Distillery

51

Bushmills


Sweden: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 3 Swedish distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Sweden Single Malt Distillery

144

High Coast Distillery ex. Box Whisky

145

Smögen Whisky

151

Mackmyra


Denmark: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 3 Danish distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Denmark Single Malt Distillery

141

Fary Lochan

153

Thy Whisky

154

Mosgaard Whisky


Australia: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 2 Australian distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Australia Single Malt Distillery

147

Archie Rose

148

Starward


India: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There is 1 Indian distillery listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

India Single Malt Distillery

134

Paul John


Canada: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There is 1 Canadian distillery listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Canada Single Malt Distillery

152

Shelter Point


Israel: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There is 1 Israeli distillery listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Israel Single Malt Distillery

155

Milk & Honey


USA: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 4 United States distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

USA Single Malt Distillery

133

Westland

140

Balcones

142

Breuckelen Distilling

143

Copperworks Distilling Co.


France: Single Malt Distillery SMWS Codes

There is 1 French distillery listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

France Single Malt Distillery

157

Armorik by Distillerie de Warenghem


Scotland: Lowland- Grain Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 9 Scottish Lowland Grain distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Lowland Grain Distillery

G1

North British

G2

Carsebridge

G3

Caledonian

G4

Cameronbridge

G6

Port Dundas

G7

Girvan

G8

Cambus

G10

StrathClyde

G14

Dumbarton


Scotland: Highland - Grain Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 3 Scottish Highland Grain distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Highland Grain Distillery

G5

Invergordon

G9

Loch Lomond

G15

Rhosdu by Loch Lomond


Japan: Grain Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 2 Japanese Grain distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

Japan Grain Distillery

G11

Nikka Coffee Grain

G13

Chita

USA: Bourbon Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 7 Bourbon distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

USA Bourbon Distillery

B1

Heaven Hill (Kentucky)

B2

New Bernheim (Kentucky)

B3

Rock Town (Arkansas)

B4

Few Spirits (Illinois)

B5

George Dickel (Tennessee)

B6

Finger Lakes Distilling (New York)

B7

MGP (Indiana)

USA: Rye Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 5 Rye distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

USA Rye Distillery

RW1

Few Spirits (Illinois)

RW2

Finger Lakes Distilling (New York)

RW3

New York Distilling Company (New York)

RW4

Perrless Distilling Company (Kentucky)

RW5

MGP (Indiana)

USA: Corn Distillery SMWS Codes

There are 2 Corn distilleries listed with SMWS!

SMWS Code

USA Corn Distillery

CW1

Heaven Hill (Kentucky)

CW2

Balcones (Texas)



SMWS Labels Explained


SMWS labels explained. View the label and see the breakdown underneath!

SMWS label pictured from a 2022 society bottle
SMWS label pictured from a 2022 society bottle


Society cask number

Distillery code / bottle release See example above: 63.96, which is 63 Glentauchers Distillery and then 96, the 96th Glentauchers bottle release from SMWS.

Outturn

Name

Description

Age Statement

Distilled

Region

Cask

ABV



About SMWS: Scotch Malt Whisky Society


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is a private club that was founded in 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of single malt whisky from distilleries around the world, as well as now increasingly other spirits. Moslty, the society purchases casks of single malt whisky from distilleries and bottles them as unique, single cask expressions, which are then made available exclusively to its members.


Membership in the SMWS provides access to a wide variety of single cask, single malt whiskies, which are typically bottled at cask strength, without any chill-filtration or added coloring. Members can also attend whisky tastings, events, and festivals hosted by the SMWS, and purchase exclusive bottlings and merchandise.


The SMWS is known for its unique flavor profiles, which are identified using a color-coded system that categorizes each whisky based on its predominant flavor characteristics. These profiles, which include categories such as "Spicy & Sweet," "Old & Dignified," and "Lightly Peated," are used to help members select whiskies that match their personal preferences.


The SMWS has grown to become a global organisation, with branches in the USA, Japan, and Australia. While membership is required to purchase bottles, the SMWS also offers a range of experiences and events that are open to the public, including tastings, dinners, and distillery visits.


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a unique company and community that offers whisky enthusiasts the opportunity to explore and enjoy predominantly single cask, single malt whiskies from a variety of distilleries, and to connect with like-minded individuals through tastings and events.






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