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60th Tasting: That's What I Do: I Drink and I Know Things.

posted Aug 3, 2020, 1:49 PM by David R.

Who would have thought that when we started our Society that 10 years later we'd still be going strong, but here we are looking at our 60th tasting come August 16th.  If you can't tell what the tasting's theme is by the title, then you're in for a big surprise as we taste some exceptional whiskies.  Ken had this tasting planned for a long time and in just a few weeks, we'll get to taste the fruits of foresight and planning.  It may be August, but trust me, Winter is coming.

Our 59th Tasting Is All About Forest Nymphs Drinking To the Maiden Quercus

posted Jun 22, 2020, 5:39 AM by David R.

Our 59th Tasting on June 28 at 6 p.m. at Mike's house is titled Forest Nymphs Drink To the Maiden Quercus.  As is typical Mike, the title is meant to tease and intrigue so put your thinking caps on.  He's promised a great night of single malts (hopefully with no banana notes to be found).  So get ready for our second tasting during COVID with full appropriate safety measures still in effect.  It's going to a fun, safe evening.  

Get Ready for a St. Paddy's Day in May - The 58th Tasting is Coming

posted May 19, 2020, 6:46 AM by David R.

Our regularly scheduled tasting for April was canceled because of COVID-19.  Now with the easing of some of Ohio's stay-at-home guidelines, our 58th Tasting is scheduled for May 17th.  Since time has seemed to lose some of its meaning during these last few months, it's going to be a St. Paddy's Day in May as we do an all Irish single malt tasting.  Our host Mark has selected six outstanding Irish single malts for us to sample.  We'll also conducting our sampling in accordance with appropriate social distancing (big lawns facilitate this) and other pandemic appropriate measures.  It should be a hoot and definitely will be a tasting to remember for both the whiskies and the modified tasting procedure.  Regardless, it'll be great to see people in 3D again (from a socially safe distance) and not on Zoom, Facetime, or WebEx.  

57th Tasting: The Wide Weird World of Whisky - February 16th, 2020

posted Jan 10, 2020, 8:37 AM by David R.

It looks like we'll be going on an adventure for our 57th Tasting.  Our host Tim has chosen a theme that we will have everyone guessing what to expect.  While Tim has shared with me that there will be six whiskies and that there will be both peated and un-peated whiskies (so no one is left out like after our last all peat tasting), your guess is as good as mine as to what whiskies we'll be tasting and from where.  Our trip will be on February 16th at 7 pm in our cold weather location.  So make sure you make your reservations for this journey.

56th Tasting: Peat on Earth, Goodwill to Men

posted Jan 10, 2020, 8:29 AM by David R.

Our 56th Tasting is an all peat evening certain to satisfy any and all peat freaks.  We'll be tasting six peated whiskies.  As with all our standard tastings, we will be tasting these whiskies blind.  Our host Matt, however, has decided to try something a little different.  In an attempt to limit the bias in his own perceptions of the whiskies since he obviously knows what he purchased for the tasting, he has had the bottles wrapped by his wife without him knowing which bottle is which.  It will also mean that the tasting order of the whiskies will be purely random with no respect to either age, strength, or flavor of the individual whiskies.  In addition, Matt is trying out a new approach to our usual bidding process for the bottles at the end of the evening.  Instead of revealing each bottle at the end of the tasting, Matt has decided to keep the bottles covered until bidding is complete.  The idea behind this is to have people bid on bottles based on how they rated them.  It should be an interesting evening! 

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.

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