Tuesday, May 09, 2017


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, has today announced plans to open a new Kaleidoscope bar in London, following the success of the launch of its Edinburgh bar last year.

Kaleidoscope at Devonshire Square, will be home to more than 200 of the society’s exclusive single cask whiskies, will be open to all whisky fans, as well as SMWS members.

SMWS to launch new Kaleidoscope bar in London

The new bar will be situated underneath Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild in the heart of the City, two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station. Housed in a traditional warehouse the bar will also offer an exclusive menu of whisky cocktails, specially created by mixologists Michael Cook and Jamie Meehan.

Kaleidoscope at Devonshire Square, will also offer fine wines, Champagnes and draught beer from Edinburgh and a selection of bottled craft beers. The bar will have a range of light snacks featuring food from Mac & Wild, which is one of the Society’s network of ‘partner bars’.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, already has a members-only venue at 19 Greville Street in Farringdon, but this is its first bar in London that will be open to non-members as well as members.

Commenting on the news, Jan Damen, Operations Director at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, said: “We’ve been catering to our members for 20 years at 19 Greville Street, and it will remain an exclusive members-only venue,” said Jan Damen, operations director UK from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. With Kaleidoscope at Devonshire Square we want to open up our amazing selection of bottlings to a new audience of whisky fans, so that they can discover this fascinating world of single cask, single malts.”

Kaleidoscope at Devonshire Square, will open its doors for a one-off event for World Whisky Day on Saturday May 20th, from 12-6pm, then will officially open to the public from Friday June 2nd.

Posted by Steve Rush