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So what’s new on the drinking scene? Cask nicely and we’ll tell you about The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) that’s all set to launch in India. The international members-only club that’s spread across 19 countries and specialises in bottling single cask, single malt whiskies, will make its debut at Indigo (Colaba) on March 19. Tip(ple) off!

Crowd Ila: Sign up

One of the cool things about signing up to become a member is that SMWS won’t turn its nose up at newbies. For Rs 19,500 (plus taxes) for the first year, your perks as member will start with a kit that includes four small bottles of limited edition whiskies, a book on tasting notes and your own lapel pin. Look at you being all fancy! For the second year, membership drops to Rs 10,000.

During your tenure as an SMWS member, you will gain special price access to between 10-16 single malt, single cask whiskies every quarter, which aren’t available to the public. This membership is valid not just in India, but across 19 countries and the whisky society’s entire bottling list. Also meet other whisky enthusiasts at SMWS tasting events and parties that will be hosted at Indigo and get a subscription to award-winning magazine Unfiltered. You’ve got mail and malt!

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society kicks off in Mumbai and Pune, and will eventually expand to other Indian cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chandigarh. Go get your sign up form at the Indigo Colaba bar. And remember, don’t drink and write.

Getting there: Visit, collect membership forms from Indigo, Colaba, Rs 19,500 (plus taxes) for the first year, Rs 10,000 for the second year.

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