Anyway, good value for money?
Personally I don't think it's worth it unless you have access to the bars. It's great getting down there and trying a few of their bottlings, with some friends, but at the end of the day they're really just another IB.
They do some fantastic whiksies, but there are some real stinkers in there too, IMO. With regards consistency, I think they're pretty low down the list. I guess that is not what the SMWS is about.
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Still say the society is great value for money IMHO and i've only ever tried 3 really bad bottlings from memory (A Jura , A Glengoyne and a Glenfarclas ....yes there has been a bad Society bottling of a Farclas ....Ask at the bar in the Vaults !) .
I was always a (happy) member whilst still in the UK, but when I moved to Germany I was not allowed to remain a member of the Society in Scotland.
There is an affiliated society / branch, based in Holland, which covers the rest of the EU.
To be honest, their service was lousy, the monthly magazines never arrived - which meant I had no information about the bottlings and no chance to buy.
After some time and many complaints I finally decided to leave the Society.
If you are allowed to remain a member and recieve offers from the original Scottish Society, then I would say go ahead, the bottlings are really worthwhile.
If they try to make you join the EU version, based in Holland, then good luck.
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