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The Artisanal Spirits Company

A specialist retailer of premium single cask, single malt Scotch whisky

Company overview

Headquartered in Edinburgh, The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC) is the owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), the leading curator and provider of premium single cask Scotch malt whisky to a global customer base of subscribers. Founded in 1983, SMWS commands a membership of 28,000 members, across 30 countries.

Company information

Head office
  • Edinburgh
Managing director
Managing director
  • David Ridley
BGF office
BGF team
Investment date
  • June 2021
Total BGF investment
  • £7m