What is the Society?

The Companions of The Quaich is a non-profit society dedicated to promoting and sharing knowledge and enjoyment of Single Malt Whisky.

Who are the Companions?

The Companions are an eclectic group of ladies and gentlemen who share a common interest in, and a passion for, the malt whiskies of Scotland and the world.

What are its aims and objectives?

To encourage, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, a greater awareness of the history and methods of malt whisky distilling, and to make available brands that are not normally sold in provincial liquor stores.

How is this achieved?

Through regular dinners and tastings at which three different malts are presented by knowledgeable members, special guest presenters and malt masters or head distillers from other countries.

How is it international?

By our affiliation with other malt whisky societies around the world.

Can I purchase bottles?

Yes, members may purchase bottles of all malts imported by the Society.

What are the advantages of membership?

They are many and varied:

The ability to taste a wide variety of malt whiskies at a fraction of the prices charged in licensed premises.

The opportunity to purchase malts not generally found on the shelves of your local liquor store.

The opportunity to increase your knowledge of the unique varieties and styles of malt whiskies available, including those from the silent stills of distilleries that were closed many years ago.

The opportunity to meet on a regular basis with others, both experts and novices, who share your interest in uisge beatha — the Water of Life.

The ability to save money through member-only discount prices for events.

The chance to join your fellow members on the Malt Whisky Distillery Tour of Scotland.

Is the Society different from other malt whisky groups?

Yes. It is distinguished from other societies by the number of events held and our value-for-money pricing. The Companions meet for dinner and tastings up to 12 times a year, and our whiskies are sold to members at cost, with no mark-ups or commission charges.

How do I join?

Simply complete and mail the membership application form.