Society's Goals and Only Rule

The goals of the Black Swamp Single Malt Society are to: 

  • learn about different single malts and their distilleries;
  • improve our ability to recognize and appreciate their differences in aromas and tastes, and
  • have a pleasant time in the process.

Our Only Iron Clad Rule:

Drink, with moderation, care, and consideration.  Each person is responsible for his/her own behavior and is expected to abide by this rule.  We gather to learn about, sample, and enjoy the whiskies of Scotland not to become inebriated.  Each member agrees to absolve the host of each tasting from any legal responsibility for any unfortunate events resulting from a member’s own failure to abide by the Society’s only iron clad rule.  Your presence at any Society event is considered your tacit agreement to this rule. Plus, each Member and Alternate must sign and initial a document formally acknowledging their agreement to abide by this rule.