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Ghoulish Gourds and Terrifying Treats at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society


Queen Street will be transformed into the ultimate Halloween Party

THE cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s New Town have long been associated with ghosts and ghouls, but for one night only on Thursday, 27 October, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrates Halloween with a very different sound. 

The Society’s Queen Street location is soon to be transformed into the ultimate Halloween party for guests. Think four floors of pure gothic glamour, with black lace-draped walls, glittering beetles, skulls, and creeping ivy – tarot readers, roving magicians fuelled by DJs, and, of course, whisky galore!

The inaugural Halloween extravaganza at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Queen Street venue is open to both members and non-members. For just £25 per person from 7pm to midnight, ticket holders will enjoy complimentary whisky cocktails throughout the night (including the Halloween must-try, Devil’s Cocktail), ghoulish gourds, terrifying treats and some spooky surprises. Live music and local DJs and musicians will provide entertainment all night long.

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 – The Queen Street venue will be transformed to four floors of pure gothic glamour – 

If you’re feeling adventurous, a clairvoyant and tarot card reader will be available in the first floor Library Room to peer into your future. Meanwhile, guests in the Pip Hills  room can enjoy a selection of black and white horror films, pick and mix and a trolley full of gruesome treats.

Guests are encouraged to dress up for the ‘Gothic Glamour’ theme of the party, and all attendees will have the opportunity to make their own potions and lotions at our whisky tasting, where they will be able to create their own drink and take home a miniature bottle.

Sarah Prior, general manager at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Queen Street, said: 

“Ghosts, ghouls, and, of course, residents of Edinburgh are invited to join us this Halloween as we bring Queen Street to life for a night of mystery and mayhem. This event is one of a kind for the Society and not to be missed, with a host of spooky entertainment and, of course, a selection of the finest Scotch malt whiskies to choose from”

Early bird tickets sold in days and tier 2 tickets are now available. Advance booking is required, tickets are £25 per person and available from

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is part of The Artisanal Spirits Company, based in Leith, and was originally founded by Pip Hills in 1983.  Pip was on a mission to bring the best whisky in the world to people that were up for a whisky adventure.  With over 200 awards for their exceptional, limited-edition whiskies and whisky experiences in their Members’ Rooms, Partner Bars and Live Experiences in over 30 countries – The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is today best known for its unique flavour alchemy and cask mastery and has more than 35,000 members worldwide.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society at 28 QUEEN STREET EDINBURGH EH2 1JX is open Tuesdays – Sundays from 11am – late. 

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