The Scotch Whisky Association is the trade body for the Scotch Whisky industry. With more than a century's experience of looking after the interests of this iconic industry, we are recognised as one of the leading trade associations in the UK and are a respected and recognised voice in markets around the world.
We strive to deliver the best possible global business environment for Scotch Whisky, in order to ensure Scotch Whisky continues to be the world's premier whisky and consumers' spirit of choice.
To achieve this, we work closely with our members, with the UK and Scottish governments, international governments, and other partners to shape the future in favour of Scotch.
How joining the SWA will be a step up for your business
It will enhance your reputation and help to build consumer confidence in your product. Provide you with the ability to make connections and gain political clout and expertise, turning one small voice into a persuasive, collective one.
Being a member opens up a lot of useful practical information on all manners of subjects and it gives us the opportunity to widen our network which would be difficult to achieve otherwise.
We offer a unique membership base which represents over 70 member companies, from global spirits producers to family-owned firms, established to new distillers, that accounts for the majority of Scotch Whisky production. Our members own hundreds of brands and thousands of expressions enjoyed in more than 175 markets worldwide.
How to Join
Anyone who is involved in the wholesale Scotch Whisky trade is eligible to apply for membership of the Scotch Whisky Association.
Join Us FAQs
Some helpful frequently asked questions regarding our membership process