Find a haggis and win a great whisky prize

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is holding a haggis hunt this weekend, to mark Burns Night.

The society will place 18 mini haggises around Glasgow city centre on Saturday, 25 January, in celebration of their new Members’ Room opening on Bath Street in March this.

The lucky folk who discover the haggises have a chance to win annual membership to the Society, SMWS bottles or tasting glasses.

To redeem the prizes, the hunters must take their stuffed haggis into The Good Spirits Co. on 23 Bath Street, Glasgow where they can redeem their coveted SMWS whisky prizes.

The 18 haggises will be placed on and around Bath Street, where the new SMWS Members Room will open in March, as well as iconic Glasgow landmarks – George Square, Kelvingrove, Glasgow Cathedral, Barrowlands.

Haggis hunt prizes include:

  • 1 x annual membership to SMWS including tasting box
  • 3 x annual memberships to SMWS
  • 2 x 70cl SMWS bottle
  • 6 x 10cl SMWS bottle
  • 6 x set of SMWS tasting glasses

The new venue will open in early March, bringing the Society’s colourful whisky experiences to Glasgow for the first time in a Members’ Room, which follows on from already established SMWS locations in Edinburgh, including their home at The Vaults in Leith.

The Bath Street beautifully renovated location is in the heart of the city, just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow Queen Street Station, and will be open every week from Tuesday until Sunday exclusively for SMWS members and their guests.

Venue manager at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glasgow Members’ Room, Calum Lawson said: ‘So many of our members are based in and around the wonderful city of Glasgow, so opening a Members’ Room here was the natural move.

‘Our haggis hunt is a great way for members and non-members alike to come together and experience the fun of the Society. Who knows, we could have some brand-new members by the end of the weekend.’

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was founded in 1983 through a spirit of friendship – a small group of people who used the discovery of single cask whisky as a reason to get together and enjoy each other’s company. The SMWS now has more than 26,000 members across the world.

Participants must be aged 18 or over to claim a prize. Proof of age will be required on collection of prizes. The prize won is randomly selected and cannot be exchanged or transferred.

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