The SWA suggest whisky businesses will need further support to help them through a time when production has been scaled back, with one distillery saying its centre amounted to 70% of its revenue.
"As currently set out, many distilleries will continue to pay full business rates, despite some sites relying heavily on the income from visitor centres.
It has been suggested by SWA that a suspension of excise duty payments for at least six months would give ”much-needed breathing room” to distillers.
The Scottish Government has pledged to support businesses with a package of measures worth £2.2 billion.
It includes a full year's 100% non-domestic rates relief for retail, hospitality and tourism and £10,000 grants for firms in receipt of the small business bonus scheme or rural relief.
A Scottish Government spokesman said: "In this public health crisis it is vital that all businesses align fully with the social distancing measures introduced to protect the nation's health, well-being and economic future.''