A Society of Individuals Who Share a Passion for Single Malt Whisky.


The Black Swamp Single Malt Society was formed in June 2010 by a group of individuals for the sole purpose of providing a regular and formalized venue for those who have a passion for single malts to gather together to share, enjoy, explore, enrich, and expand their knowledge and familiarity of the single malt whiskies of the world (and on rare occasions other fine spirits).


The Society Page - BSSMS Activities and News

  • Get Ready for a St. Paddy's Day in May - The 58th Tasting is Coming Our regularly scheduled tasting for April was canceled because of COVID-19.  Now with the easing of some of Ohio's stay-at-home guidelines, our 58th Tasting is scheduled for May 17th.  Since time has seemed to lose some of its meaning during these last few months, it's going to be a St. Paddy's Day in May as we do an all Irish single malt tasting.  Our host Mark has selected six outstanding Irish single malts for us to sample.  We'll also conducting our sampling in accordance with appropriate social distancing (big lawns facilitate this) and other pandemic appropriate measures.  It should be a hoot and definitely will be a tasting to remember for both the ...
    Posted May 19, 2020, 6:46 AM by David R.
  • 57th Tasting: The Wide Weird World of Whisky - February 16th, 2020 It looks like we'll be going on an adventure for our 57th Tasting.  Our host Tim has chosen a theme that we will have everyone guessing what to expect.  While Tim has shared with me that there will be six whiskies and that there will be both peated and un-peated whiskies (so no one is left out like after our last all peat tasting), your guess is as good as mine as to what whiskies we'll be tasting and from where.  Our trip will be on February 16th at 7 pm in our cold weather location.  So make sure you make your reservations for this journey.
    Posted Jan 10, 2020, 8:37 AM by David R.
  • 56th Tasting: Peat on Earth, Goodwill to Men Our 56th Tasting is an all peat evening certain to satisfy any and all peat freaks.  We'll be tasting six peated whiskies.  As with all our standard tastings, we will be tasting these whiskies blind.  Our host Matt, however, has decided to try something a little different.  In an attempt to limit the bias in his own perceptions of the whiskies since he obviously knows what he purchased for the tasting, he has had the bottles wrapped by his wife without him knowing which bottle is which.  It will also mean that the tasting order of the whiskies will be purely random with no respect to either age, strength, or flavor of the individual whiskies.  In addition, Matt is ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2020, 8:29 AM by David R.
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What's Best About Our Club?

We are a group of individuals who share a common interest and passion - Single Malt Whisky.  Among our group are people who have just discovered the joys of single malt whiskies as well as experienced connoisseurs who are extremely knowledgeable.  We meet to sample and learn about different single malts or to revisit previously tasted bottles of favorites.  Nothing makes for a more enjoyable evening then sitting down with a group of people who love drinking and talking about whisky.  While our meetings expand our knowledge and appreciation, they aren't stuffy as the title Society might make you think.  We meet at various members' homes and other social gathering places and enjoy fantastic evenings tasting different single malts and having great conversations (and whenever possible great cigars as well).