SMWS Distillery Codes

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has grown since its founding in 1983 to become the world's largest independent bottler of whisky, and in more recent years, other spirits as well. Since the very start, their iconic green bottles have utilised a coding system to distinguish the producer of each release, without explicitly specifying the distillery.

If you find yourself enjoying a bottle from SMWS and are wondering just which distillery it hails from, the below tables should come in handy... :-)

For more information on SMWS, or to become a member, visit the South African chapter's website here.

SINGLE MALT CODES

Glenfarclas 1 Speyside, Scotland
Glenlivet 2 Speyside, Scotland
Bowmore 3 Islay, Scotland
Highland Park 4 Highland, Scotland
Auchentoshan 5 Lowland, Scotland
Macduff 6 Speyside, Scotland
Longmorn 7 Speyside, Scotland
Tamdhu 8 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Grant 9 Speyside, Scotland
Bunnahabhain 10 Islay, Scotland
Tomatin 11 Highland, Scotland
Benriach 12 Speyside, Scotland
Dalmore 13 Highland, Scotland
Talisker 14 Highland, Scotland
Glenfiddich 15 Speyside, Scotland
Glenturret 16 Highland, Scotland
Scapa 17 Highland, Scotland
Inchgower 18 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Garioch 19 Highland, Scotland
Inverleven 20 Lowland, Scotland
Glenglassaugh 21 Speyside, Scotland
Glenkinchie 22 Lowland, Scotland
Bruichladdich 23 Islay, Scotland
Macallan 24 Speyside, Scotland
Rosebank 25 Lowland, Scotland
Clynelish 26 Highland, Scotland
Springbank 27 Campbeltown, Scotland
Tullibardine 28 Highland, Scotland
Laphroaig 29 Islay, Scotland
Glenrothes 30 Speyside, Scotland
Isle of Jura 31 Highland, Scotland
Edradour 32 Highland, Scotland
Ardbeg 33 Islay, Scotland
Tamnavulin 34 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Moray 35 Speyside, Scotland
Benrinnes 36 Speyside, Scotland
Cragganmore 37 Speyside, Scotland
Caperdonich 38 Speyside, Scotland
Linkwood 39 Speyside, Scotland
Balvenie 40 Speyside, Scotland
Dailuaine 41 Speyside, Scotland
Ledaig 42 Highland, Scotland
Tobermory 42 Highland, Scotland
Port Ellen 43 Islay, Scotland
Craigellachie 44 Speyside, Scotland
Dallas Dhu 45 Speyside, Scotland
Glenlossie 46 Speyside, Scotland
Benromach 47 Speyside, Scotland
Balmenach 48 Speyside, Scotland
St Magdalene 49 Lowland, Scotland
Bladnoch 50 Lowland, Scotland
Bushmills 51 Ireland
Old Pulteney 52 Highland, Scotland
Caol Ila 53 Islay, Scotland
Aberlour 54 Speyside, Scotland
Brackla 55 Speyside, Scotland
Coleburn 56 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Mhor 57 Highland, Scotland
Strathisla 58 Speyside, Scotland
Teaninich 59 Highland, Scotland
Aberfeldy 60 Highland, Scotland
Brora 61 Highland, Scotland
Glenlochy 62 Highland, Scotland
Glentauchers 63 Speyside, Scotland
Mannochmore 64 Speyside, Scotland
Imperial 65 Speyside, Scotland
Ardmore 66 Highland, Scotland
Banff 67 Speyside, Scotland
Blair Athol 68 Highland, Scotland
Glen Albyn 69 Highland, Scotland
Balblair 70 Highland, Scotland
Glenburgie 71 Speyside, Scotland
Miltonduff 72 Speyside, Scotland
Aultmore 73 Speyside, Scotland
North Port 74 Highland, Scotland
Glenury Royal 75 Highland, Scotland
Mortlach 76 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Ord 77 Highland, Scotland
Ben Nevis 78 Highland, Scotland
Deanston 79 Highland, Scotland
Glen Spey 80 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Keith 81 Speyside, Scotland
Glencadam 82 Highland, Scotland
Convalmore 83 Speyside, Scotland
Glendullan 84 Speyside, Scotland
Glen Elgin 85 Speyside, Scotland
Glenesk 86 Highland, Scotland
Millburn 87 Highland, Scotland
Speyburn 88 Speyside, Scotland
Tomintoul 89 Speyside, Scotland
Pittyvaich 90 Speyside, Scotland
Dufftown 91 Speyside, Scotland
Lochside 92 Highland, Scotland
Glen Scotia 93 Campbeltown, Scotland
Fettercairn 94 Highland, Scotland
Auchroisk 95 Speyside, Scotland
Glendronach 96 Highland, Scotland
Littlemill 97 Lowland, Scotland
Lomond (Inverleven) 98 Lowland, Scotland
Glenugie 99 Highland, Scotland
Strathmill 100 Speyside, Scotland
Knockando 101 Speyside, Scotland
Dalwhinnie 102 Highland, Scotland
Royal Lochnagar 103 Highland, Scotland
Glencraig 104 Speyside, Scotland
Tormore 105 Speyside, Scotland
Cardhu 106 Speyside, Scotland
Glenallachie 107 Speyside, Scotland
Allt-a'Bhainne 108 Speyside, Scotland
Mosstowie 109 Speyside, Scotland
Oban 110 Highland, Scotland
Lagavulin 111 Islay, Scotland
Inchmurrin 112 Highland, Scotland
Braeval 113 Speyside, Scotland
Longrow 114 Campbeltown, Scotland
Knockdhu 115 Speyside, Scotland
Yoichi 116 Japan
Cooley 117 Ireland
Connemara 118 Irish
Yamazaki 119 Japan
Hakushu 120 Japan
Isle of Arran 121 Highland, Scotland
Croftengea 122 Highland, Scotland
Glengoyne 123 Highland, Scotland
Miyagikyo 124 Japan
Glenmorangie 125 Highland, Scotland
Hazelburn 126 Campbeltown, Scotland
Port Charlotte 127 Islay, Scotland
Penderyn 128 Wales
Kilchoman 129 Islay, Scotland
Chichibu 130 Japan
Hanyu 131 Japan
Karuizawa 132 Japan
Westland 133 America
Paul John 134 India
Loch Lomond 135 Highland, Scotland
Eden Mill 136 Lowland, Scotland
St George's 137 England
Omar 138 Taiwan
Kavalan 139 Taiwan
Balcones 140 America
Fary Lochan 141 Denmark
Breuckelen 142 America
Copperworks Alba 143 America
High Coast 144 Sweden
Smogen 145 Sweden
Cotswolds 146 England
Archie Rose 147 Australia
Starward 148 Australia
Ardnamurchan 149 Highland, Scotland

SINGLE GRAIN CODES

North British G1 Scotland
Carsebridge G2 Scotland
Caledonian G3 Scotland
Cameronbridge G4 Scotland
Invergordon G5 Scotland
Port Dundas G6 Scotland
Girvan G7 Scotland
Cambus G8 Scotland
Loch Lomond Grain G9 Scotland
Strathclyde G10 Scotland
Nikka Coffey Grain G11 Japan
Nikka Coffey Malt G12 Japan
Chita G13 Japan
Dumbarton G14 Scotland
Rhosdhu G15 Scotland

AMERICAN WHISKEY CODES

Heaven Hill (varying mashbills) B1, B2, B7 to B13 Bourbon
Rock Town B3 Bourbon
FEW B4 Bourbon
George Dickel B5 Bourbon
Fingerlakes, McKenzie B6 Bourbon
FEW RW1 Rye
Fingerlakes, McKenzie RW2 Rye
NY Distilling RW3 Rye
Heaven Hill CW Corn Whiskey

RUM CODES

Monymusk Rum R1 Jamaica
Diamond rum R2 Guyana
Rockley Still R3 Barbados
Providence Still R4 Trinidad
Long Pond R5 Jamaica
Foursquare rum R6 Barbados
Hampden rum R7 Jamaica
Nicaraguan rum R8 Nicaragua
Panamanian rum R9 Panama
Trinidad DL rum R10 Trinidad
Worthy Park Rum R11 Jamaica
Travellers Rum R12 Belize
Caroni Trinidad Rum R13 Trinidad
Uitvlugt rum R14 Guyana

ARMAGNAC CODES

Chateau de Lacaze A1 France
Laguille A2 Bas Armagnac
Goudoulin A3 Bas Armagnac
D' Esperance A4 Bas Armagnac
Laubade A5 Bas Armagnac

COGNAC CODES

Although SMWS used to bottle cognacs, they no longer do.

Camus Cognac C1 Île de Ré
Chez Guérive C2 Cognac
Domaine du Ménis C3 Cognac
Distillery d’Aumagne C4 Cognac
Tiffon Cognac C5 Cognac
M & H Bonneau C6 Cognac
Guy Rateau C7 Cognac
Marie C Bodit C8 Cognac
Robert Audebeau C9 Cognac

GIN CODES

Makar GN1 Scotland
Strathearn GN2 Scotland
Borders GN3 Scotland
Boatyard GN4 Ireland
Glenrinnes GN5 Scotland