87 Giles St, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ, UK
If you're a fan of whisky, or keen to become one, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Leith would be the perfect place for a wee dram (or two).
Edinburgh is home to two of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's venues, The Vaults in Leith (also the headquarters of the Whisky Society) and 28 Queen Street in the city centre (with the Kaleidoscope Bar).
Members of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society can enjoy exclusive access to one of Edinburgh's best whisky bars.
Cosy up beside one of the many roaring fires, enjoy some hearty grub and explore the wonderful world of whisky with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's useful flavour profile guide.
Top Tip: Other members can sign you into The Vaults, so if you're not yet a member you can still have a nosey (be warned, one visit will probably make you want to become a member too).
With regular events for whisky lovers, there are plenty of reasons keep coming back to The Vaults time and time again.
The society aims to "provide their members with an with an adventurous and fun journey of discovery of the world's widest collection of single cask whiskies."
Rather than focus on whisky regions, The SMWS groups their single malts into one of 11 flavour profiles.
The unique nature of the single casks often results in whiskies that don't fit the regional stereotypes.
Discover some of the rare bottlings at SMWS:
Annual membership starts at £65, more details can be found here.