The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, a portal for sourcing single cask, malt whisky, has expanded its global reach with the launch of a branch in India.

The society is to target Indian whisky drinkers who, the company said today (9 October), comprise the world's largest consumer block for the Scotch whisky industry.

Set up in 1983, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is used as a source for "some of the world's most exclusive" single cask, single malt whiskies, the association claims. It bottles single casks from a range of 125 malt whisky distilleries.

Society managing director, Paul Miles said: "India is seen as a huge opportunity for the Scotch industry and this is an exciting development for the Society in a country where consumers are very interested in Scotch whisky and single malts."

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has around 26,000 members globally with 'members rooms' in Edinburgh and London.