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The Artisanal Spirits Company (ART)


The Artisanal Spirits Company plc is the owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), the leading curator and provider of premium single cask Scotch malt whisky and other spirits for sale primarily online to a discerning and passionate global membership. SMWS was founded in Edinburgh in 1983 by Philip “Pip” Hills as a way for its members to discover and celebrate single malt whisky straight from the cask. The single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies sold by SMWS fall exclusively within premium and above price bands, and are available exclusively to members of SMWS, with each release being limited in supply to the volume extracted from the source cask. In 2015, The Artisanal Spirits Company acquired SMWS from Glenmorangie (part of the LVMH group). Today, SMWS has a presence in over 30 international markets, including the US and China, and celebrates 28,000 members globally..


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