The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), was founded in Edinburgh in 1983 as a membership organisation which bottles and sells single cask, single malt whisky. It purchases individual casks from more than 125 malt whisky distilleries in Scotland and throughout the world. The Society bottles them and retails directly to its members. It also runs three private members' rooms in the UK where whiskies are sold by the bottle or for consumption on the premises by the dram. These are located at The Vaults, Leith; 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh; and 19 Greville Street, London. It also has branches many international locations.