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55th Tasting Theme is Witness Protection

posted Sep 30, 2019, 6:55 AM by David R.

Our 55th Tasting theme will have you scratching your heads, wondering what's this all about, and anxiously waiting for the big reveal (kind of like what's happening in the news right now).  Here's what we know:

Peter Dawson, Alexander Bonthorn, and Francis Swanson will all be joining us for this evening; however, we cannot share where they have been of late.  All 46% with one little brother at 43% will also be present.  Peat from Orkney, spicy cocoa, minerals and more will be there as well.  Beware of the crème brûlée and butterscotch as they attack.

So mark your calendars for October 20th at 7 p.m. and be at Ben's new digs for the big reveal.

54th Tasting: Latest Editions is Theme for August's Tasting

posted Aug 7, 2019, 10:33 AM by David R.

With all the new distillery openings and new expressions it's definitely not to hard to find something new to try and to lose sight of some of the old favorites.  And it is exactly those two facts that make our 54th Tasting sure to be a "crowd pleaser" as we will be tasting some whiskies that many us may be familiar with or think we know but may not realize change on a regular basis.   As single malt enthusiasts we are blessed to be living in a time when scotch is riding a wave of renewed interest and growth, but while we explore new whiskies, this tasting will remind us not to forget our "old drams."  

Our 53rd Tasting: When Is a Highland Not a Highland?

posted Jun 4, 2019, 7:42 AM by David R.

Looking for a little mystery to solve, then make sure you mark down on your calendars our tasting for Sunday June 23rd at 7 p.m.  Our 53rd Tasting's theme is When Is a Highland Not a Highland ?  Mike has organized the tasting and will be hosting it at his home.  It's sure to be an interesting evening so if you want to solve the mystery and find what single malts Mike's put together for his tasting, you best be there.

Exploring Uncharted Waters is Theme for 52nd Tasting

posted Apr 14, 2019, 7:25 AM by David R.

We're going exploring at our 52nd Tasting as we venture into uncharted waters according to tasting host Tim.  In our ongoing pursuit of tasting as many distilleries and expressions of whisky as we can, Tim promises us some whiskies that unless you're me, you may not have had.  I don't know whether that's a compliment or a comment on my drinking but either way, I'm sure the evening will be full of surprises.  We are lucky to live in a time when scotch and whisky in general is enjoying such a boom, there was a time when instead of opening new distilleries the trend was the closing of distilleries.  So, let's enjoy the ride.  Mark your calendars for our 52nd tasting on April 28th.  And in the hopes of warm weather, Tim will be hosting it at his house, assuming the weather cooperates.  See you then!

Our 51st Tasting Will Kick Off the New Year in February

posted Jan 8, 2019, 11:34 AM by David R.

Our 51st Tasting will take place on February 10 and will feature whiskies expressions from a single distillery.  The theme/title for the tasting is "Tasting the Classic Speysider" and will be hosted by Mario.  Similar to vertical tasting based on a distillery's different age statements, Mario's tasting will provide with an opportunity to become more familiar with one distillery's flavor profile and the nuanced differences between their various bottlings.  We'll be tasting six different expressions that are sure to offer something to please everyone.  So mark your calendars and get ready to be wowed.

Our 50th Tasting the Undiscovered Country - December 16th

posted Dec 7, 2018, 5:16 PM by David R.   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 6:25 AM ]

It's hard to believe that we are about to hold our 50th tasting but come December 16th that's what we'll be doing.  The theme for the tasting is The Undiscovered Country and continues our quest to taste at least one whisky expression from each of Scotland's operating distilleries.

For our 50th tasting, we'll be tasting 6 single malts from 5 distilleries our Society has overlooked and bringing the number of distilleries we have yet to sample down to a mere 57.  Hopefully we'll make it through the rest before any of us become mothballed.  

Our 49th Tasting is "Going, Going, 'Goyne!"

posted Oct 15, 2018, 9:46 AM by David R.

October 21, 2018 is almost here and with it our 49th tasting!   Our tasting will be hosted by Matt is titled "Going, Going, 'Goyne!" and will feature a vertical tasting of five excellent bottles.  We'll see just how much an impact aging has on a whisky as we explore five different expressions from one distillery.  

Mark Your Calendars for Our 48th Tasting on August 19th!

posted Jun 29, 2018, 10:23 AM by David R.   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 10:14 AM ]

Our explorations continue as the theme for our 48th Tasting is "The Lost Region."  Our host Ben while tight lipped about where the whiskies will be coming from that we'll be tasting promises that once found we won't forget these whiskies or where they came from.  We'll be exploring "The Lost Region" on Mark's Taj McDeck.  Don't forget you must RSVP no later than 10 days before the tasting to reserve your spot.  

Ready for some exploring? Our 47th Tasting Is All About Exploration!

posted Jun 3, 2018, 9:39 AM by David R.   [ updated Jun 16, 2018, 11:05 AM ]

Are you ready for another adventure?  Our last tasting took you to distilleries along Scotland's A9, our 47th Tasting promises "To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before."  With apologies to Star Trek and Trekkies, our host David D's tasting may have nothing to do with space travel but promises a evening that will feature whiskies from distilleries we have yet to experience.  It will be an evening with some great whiskies from distilleries in places you might be surprised by.  So mark your calendars for June 16 (a Saturday instead of our usual Sunday in deference to the fathers among us).

Get Ready for a Virtual Road Trip at Our 46th Tasting

posted Mar 22, 2018, 9:19 AM by David R.   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 9:19 AM ]

Even if you haven't been to Scotland, you probably have had whiskies from the distilleries we'll be tasting at our 46th Tasting as Mark takes us on a trip up Scotland's A9 and we sample whiskies from its various distilleries.  And what better date for having a few drams of whisky than the date for our next tasting which is April 15th at our winter home at 7 p.m.

So mark your calendars and get ready for a trip where you won't need any luggage and you may or may not feel the miles by the end of the evening.

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