Whisky Society

Join one of Napier’s most friendly, active, and welcoming societies, created in 2004.

Come “learn” about Scotland’s finest "Uisge Beatha", the water of life. You don’t need to know anything about whisky – or even have tried it. We welcome everyone, and hope that after a semester, a year, or many years with us, you’ll have made friends and had great fun.


Our meetings are an affordable way to taste more whiskies than you ever could alone. We meet every fortnight at Bainfield Bar where you get 5 great whiskies for £10 (member) or £12 (non member).

Every meeting is followed by a social gathering at the Athletic Arms where free snacks are provided.


You can benefit from our special offer, the Second Semester Pass (available until 30th of January 2018 only!). For £60 you have access to every meeting (except the first one, Tour of Scotland), which includes:


Scroll down the page to buy your pass! Individual tickets can be bought on the relevant event page.


The Islay grand tour during the inter trimester week (5-6-7-8 May 2018)

This trip is so popular that we’ve even had people fly back to Scotland just to join us, so it is most definitely as unforgettable as it is unmissable!

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To purchase a Society Membership, you will also need to pay the ENSA Societies Affiliation Fee.
It costs just £5 and allows you to purchase as many Society Memberships as you choose!

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Whisky Society Second Semester Pass - Save £10!
15th January noon - 24th April 6pm
This pass includes all meetings for the second trimester (except the first one, Tour of Scotland).
Kids of the 90's (#4)
27th February 7pm - 10pm
Bainfield Bar, 4 Bainfield drive, EH11 1AR
This meeting will be presented by guest Chris White, editor of the Edinburgh Whisky Blog, auctioneer at Royal Mile Whisky Auctions, tasting panel at SMWS, and founder of Usquabae bar at the West End.
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Irish (#5)
13th March 7pm - 10pm
Bainfield Bar, 4 Bainfield Drive, EH11 1AR
This week’s juice of the barley will be all Irish in celebration of St. Patrick’s day. Be sure to wear green for good luck!
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Blind Tasting (#6)
27th March 7pm - 10pm
Bainfield Bar, 4 Bainfield Drive, EH11 1AR
Last trimesters Blind Tasting turned out so interesting that we’re doing it again! With the bottles tightly wrapped up it’ll be up to your nose and mouth to determine what you’re drinking and if you think it’s any good.
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Alumni (#7)
10th April 7pm - 10pm
Bainfield Bar, 4 Bainfield Drive, EH11 1AR
Each year we have a special meeting where we invite back ex-members and old friends. We will be looking back on some of our favourite drams from this year an before. Expect quality whisky and quality banter.
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Highlights (#8)
24th April 7pm - 10pm
Merchiston Tower, Merchsiton Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT
For our final meeting this year (and also our AGM) on those drams that made you go “ooh”, “ahh” and “more please!”.
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Islay Grand Tour
5th May 6am - 8th May 10pm
Pick up from Merchiston Campus (10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT)
Get ready for 4 fun packed days on Islay! Driving around the island, next to the shores, fields and cliffs. Come to explore the infinite palate of flavours of Scotland's national treasure with the best company you can get!
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