Archie Rose Distilling Co. and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Collaboration
Archie Rose Distilling Co. X Scotch Malt Whisky Society (ARDC X SMWS)
A three-day Society pop up bar at Archie Rose Distillery from 3rd – 5th May, 2018
- Free entry: from 4pm Thursday 3rd May and Friday 4th May; from 5pm Saturday 5th May.
- Whisky Blending Class at 3pm on Saturday 5th May: hosted by Archie Rose Master Distiller, Dave Withers and SMWS National Ambassador, Matt Bailey. Tickets can be purchased here
Archie Rose Distilling Co. is partnering with the exclusive Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) for ARDC x SMWS – a three-day Society pop up bar at Archie Rose Distillery from 3rd – 5th May, allowing consumers to access a wide selection of new releases and rare archives in a space reminiscent of the SMWS Vaults in Leith, Edinburgh, UK. The society is planning to open select bottlings ranging from 9 year olds to 39 year olds from their 35 year history as well as never-before tasted upcoming gems.
Each day will consist of a special archive cask opening in addition to the launch of a single cask cocktail created by Archie Rose showcasing one of the SMWS twelve flavour profiles. Each cocktail will be announced daily on via both brands’ social platforms and limited to ten serves per day.
In a further daring act of blasphemy, the three-day activation will close on Saturday 5th May with a one-off whisky blending class hosted by Archie Rose Master Distiller, Dave Withers and SMWS National Ambassador, Matt Bailey. Guests will be invited to create their own signature blended whisky from a carefully curated selection of society bottlings.
“As a partner bar of the SMWS, we enjoy being a home away from home for Society members and whisky lovers, offering a unique and extensive range of exclusive single cask whiskies,” says Archie Rose founder Will Edwards. “This collaboration is a fantastic opportunity for whisky lovers to taste the rare and unique whiskies featured by the Society.”
“Alongside our mantra of the best whiskies, we also maintain the same level of obsessive detail in our experiences: from whisky paired dinners, masterclasses, tastings and tours and this exclusive pop up bar will be a great example of this,” says Bailey.
ARDC X SMWS will run from 3rd – 5th May 2018
From 4pm Thursday 3rd May and Friday 4th May
From 5pm Saturday 5th May
Whisky Blending Class tickets on the 5th May can be purchased here
The SMWS was established in Edinburgh in1983 by Phillip 'Pip' Hills who after walking into Glenfarclas distillery a few years earlier discovered his love of single cask, single malt whisky and wanted to share his passion with the world. The SMWS was founded as a whisky club for those fanatical about full flavour. Fast-forward 35 years, and the SMWS is at the forefront of flavour bottling over 500+ single cask, cask strength, non-chill-filtered spirits exclusively for its 26,000 members around the world.