The Society for those who share a passion for single malt whisky in Northwest Ohio.


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

Membership in the Society is limited and to become a member an individual must be sponsored by a current member.  A link for Information on becoming a member is provided below.


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The Society Page - BSSMS Activities and News

  • 35th Tasting Coming Up in June: Older Whiskies We're all getting older and so are the whiskies we'll be tasting in June.  Our 35th Tasting will definitely be a special tasting as we crack the 30 year age mark with the whiskies we'll tasting that evening.  We'll also be revisiting our reserves (what's left of them) of the whiskies aged in Grand Cru class casks from France from the tasting Mike did a long while ago.  So mark your calendars for our next tasting on June 12th at Ken's.
    Posted May 18, 2016, 6:36 AM by David R.
  • BSSMS 33rd Tasting - How Sweet It Is! - Sunday, 2/21/16 February is known for many things...Valentine's Day, Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays, Black History month, Ash Wednesday, and Lent, among others.  But this February 21st it will be known by BSSMS members as a night of sweeter single malts as we explore sweeter expressions of single malts.  So members, add the date to your calendar and bring your sweet tooth with you for our 33rd Tasting hosted by David R. on our winter tasting schedule of Sundays at our winter location.
    Posted Jan 17, 2016, 8:45 AM by David R.
  • 30th Tasting Scheduled for August 18th, 2015 Mark your calendars BSSMS members, our 30th Tasting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 7 p.m. at Mario's (see Ron's email for address information).  It being co-hosted by Mario and Ben and the title of the tasting is "Not Clyde, not Forth, what Firth am I?"If that doesn't give you a clue about what you'll be tasting, then you definitely need to make sure you're there to find out what great whiskies Mario and Ben have put together for the tasting.  See you there!
    Posted Aug 12, 2015, 10:17 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 Whiksy.  Among our group are people who have just discovered the joys of single malt whiskies to those who experienced connoisseurs who are extremely knowledgeable.  We meet to sample and learn about different single malts or to revisit previously tasted bottles.  Nothing makes for more enjoyable evening then sitting down with a group of people who share your passion and drinking and talking about it.  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).