SMWS Distillery Code Guide

smws distillery code guide

Welcome to the SMWS Distillery Code Guide. SMWS, better known as the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is an eclectic and far reaching independent bottler – potentially the largest independent bottler in terms of product quantity.

smws distillery code guide

An independent bottler buys either bulk spirit after distillation, buys barrels of partially aged spirit midway through the maturation process, or buys refuse or surplus barrels from the distillery much later in the aging process. It is very common for distilleries to sell spirit to independent bottlers (“IB’s”) for a great variety of reasons.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, who has branches in the United States and abroad in the UK, denotes each distiller/producer with a code that contains two segments:

SMWS 100.100

The first number denotes the distiller or producer – the second number denotes the batch. This guide will help you decipher where each bottling comes from, for a quick easy guide in what is being released in each outturn. If I’ve reviewed spirits from those distilleries, clicking on a tag will bring you to their distillery page. If I haven’t, you can be sure I’ll be trying to get down a review. I try and fill in these guides when the opportunity arises, if the distillery is still open.

The SMWS also bottles grain whiskey, armagnac, rum and American whiskeys from time to time. You can expect those guides to follow soon.

If you’re looking for other release decoders – consider checking out the Buffalo Trace Stagg Jr. Release Decoder. You can also discover the Heaven Hill Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Release Decoder!

SMWS IDDistilleryReviews?Operational
1

Glenfarclas

T8

T8

2

Glenlivet

T8

T8

3

Bowmore

T8

T8

4

Highland Park

T8

T8

5

Auchentoshan

T8

T8

6Macduff

T8

T8

7

Longmorn

T8

T8

8

Tamdhu

T8

T8

9

Glen Grant

T8

T8

10

Bunnahabhain

T8

T8

11

Tomatin

T8

T8

12

Benriach

T8

T8

13

Dalmore

T8

T8

14

Talisker

T8

T8

15

Glenfiddich

T8

T8

16

Glenturret

T8

T8

17

Scapa

T8

T8

18Inchgower

T8

T8

19

Glen Garioch

T8

T8

20Inverleven

T8

T8

21Glenglassaugh

T8

T8

22Glenkinchie

T8

T8

23

Bruichladdich

T8

T8

24

Macallan

T8

T8

25Rosebank

T8

T8

26

Clynelish

T8

T8

27

Springbank

T8

T8

28Tullibardine

T8

T8

29

Laphroaig

T8

T8

30

Glenrothes

T8

T8

31

Jura

T8

T8

32

Edradour

T8

T8

33

Ardbeg

T8

T8

34Tamnavulin

T8

T8

35

Glen Moray

T8

T8

36

Benrinnes

T8

T8

37

Cragganmore

T8

T8

38Caperdonich

T8

T8

39

Linkwood

T8

T8

40

Balvenie

T8

T8

41

Dailuaine

T8

T8

42

Tobermory

T8

T8

43Port Ellen

T8

T8

44

Craigellachie

T8

T8

45

Dallas Dhu

T8

T8

46

Glenlossie

T8

T8

47

Benromach

T8

T8

48

Balmenach

T8

T8

49

St. Magdalene

T8

T8

50Bladnoch

T8

T8

51

Bushmills

T8

T8

52

Old Pulteney

T8

T8

53

Caol Ila

T8

T8

54

Aberlour

T8

T8

55Royal Brackla

T8

T8

56Coleburn

T8

T8

57Glen Mhor

T8

T8

58Strathisla

T8

T8

59Teaninich

T8

T8

60Aberfeldy

T8

T8

61

Brora

T8

T8

62Glenlochy

T8

T8

63

Glentauchers

T8

T8

64

Mannochmore

T8

T8

65

Imperial

T8

T8

66

Ardmore

T8

T8

67Banff

T8

T8

68

Blair Athol

T8

T8

69Glen Albyn

T8

T8

70

Balblair

T8

T8

71

Glenburgie

T8

T8

72Miltonduff

T8

T8

73

Aultmore

T8

T8

74North Port

T8

T8

75Glenury

T8

T8

76

Mortlach

T8

T8

77

Glen Ord

T8

T8

78

Ben Nevis

T8

T8

79

Deanston

T8

T8

80Glen Spey

T8

T8

81Glen Keith

T8

T8

82Glencadam

T8

T8

83Convalmore

T8

T8

84Glendullan

T8

T8

85

Glen Elgin

T8

T8

86Glenesk

T8

T8

87Millburn

T8

T8

88Speyburn

T8

T8

89Tomintoul

T8

T8

90Pittyvaich

T8

T8

91Dufftown

T8

T8

92Lochside

T8

T8

93

Glen Scotia

T8

T8

94Fettercairn

T8

T8

95Auchroisk

T8

T8

96

Glendronach

T8

T8

97Littlemill

T8

T8

98Inverleven

T8

T8

99Glenugie

T8

T8

100Strathmill

T8

T8

101Knockando

T8

T8

102

Dalwhinnie

T8

T8

103Royal Lochnagar

T8

T8

104

Glenburgie

T8

T8

105

Tormore

T8

T8

106Cardhu

T8

T8

107

Glenallachie

T8

T8

108

Allt-a-Bhainne

T8

T8

109Miltonduff

T8

T8

110

Oban

T8

T8

111

Lagavulin

T8

T8

112

Loch Lomond

T8

T8

113

Braeval

T8

T8

114

Longrow

T8

T8

115Knockdhu

T8

T8

116Yoichi

T8

T8

117

Cooley

T8

T8

118

Cooley

T8

T8

119Yamazaki

T8

T8

120Hakushu

T8

T8

121

Arran

T8

T8

122

Loch Lomond

T8

T8

123

Glengoyne

T8

T8

124

Nikka

T8

T8

125

Glenmorangie

T8

T8

126

Springbank

T8

T8

127

Bruichladdich

T8

T8

128

Penderyn

T8

T8

129

Kilchoman

T8

T8

130Chichibu

T8

T8

131Hanyu

T8

T8

132Karuizawa

T8

T8

133

Westland

T8

T8

134Paul John

T8

T8

135

Loch Lomond

T8

T8

136Eden Mill

T8

T8

137

St. George

T8

T8

138Nantou

T8

T8

139

Kavalan

T8

T8

140

Balcones

T8

T8

141Fary Lochan

T8

T8