Welcome to the Cambridge University Whisky Appreciation Society (CUWAS)!

We aim to provide an inclusive community, open to all, where we can safely explore the world of whisky.


Informal, relaxed, and informative, our tastings welcome students, academics, and those with no university affiliation at all. We’ve presented tours of Scotland, Europe, America, Japan, and the world, as well as branching out into Rum, Brandy, and Mezcal tastings. All presented and guided by committee members or external speakers.


Whether you’re completely new to the spirit, or a whisky aficionado we think that our events can offer something for everyone. We try to choose whiskies that offer a variety of flavours and stories, and we hope that you might meet some new friends too. It should be said though, that we are not a ‘drinking’ society; we are seeking to support responsible exploration and appreciation. Our committee has knowledge to share and most importantly a passion for ensuring any time we can all spend together is social and friendly.


To keep updated about our tastings, tickets, and membership do please sign up to our mailing list below, and join us on Instagram.


Claude Ewert – President 2022/23

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