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It’s almost here.A special tasting of Laphroaig paired with a menu expertly crafted by the crew at the Press Gang! To be held on March the 6th.
Here’s the menu. Laphroaig Tasting Menu
You can order your tickets here.
Hope to see you there!
Our next tasting will be on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 pm at the Press Gang. (We have moved it from March 17 because several people were away for Spring Break, and we
did not want to conflict with the traffic that will already be downtown for St.
Patrick’s Day). More details on the whiskies and food pairings will be
At our Whisky tasting on January 20th, Donnie Campbell, the Brand Ambassador and Manager from Glenora in Glenville, Cape Breton gave us an excellent overview of the Glenora Distillery and its expanding range of single malt whiskies. He also spoke of the range of apple, fruit, and maple orchards and hinted at how they may play a role in future offerings. We were also very fortunate to be among the first to be able to sample both the 15 year Battle of the Glens and their new Cape Breton Ice – single malt uniquely finished in icewine casks. Our Whiskey tasting had a very full house 41 members and guests and consisted of:
To start -a rare opportunity to try The New Make
First course – Glen Breton 10yr
-Glen Breton Double Wood Cask Strength 10 yr
served with: camembert with pear compote crostini and micro greens & curry coconut sweet potato soup
Main Course -Glen Breton 14yr
-Glen Breton 15yr
Paired with: Grilled pork tenderloin with apple-balsamic chutney, Braised Blueberry honey garlic short rib. Herb smashed potato.
Desert -Glen Breton Ice
Served with key lime coconut panna cotta with mixed berry
Our next tasting will be Monday, January 20th, 7:00pm at the Press Gang. Please add it to your calendar now.
It is now two years since we have created the Scotia Whisky Society, and the feedback from our members has been most favourable.
The Board of Directors believes it has found the right model to reflect our members wishes and the society’s needs. Historically, we’ve kept our membership fees very low relative to the value received, relying on the good graces of distributors to contribute a large portion of our tastings whisky. Our ambition to establish a NSLC collaboration that would contribute financially is still elusive. After all that, we have been able to provide excellent tasting experiences with only a small annual loss.
We wish to take more control our tastings and other society experiences. We are instituting a dues policy that will allow the Society to function and grow without having to rely on suppliers for their economic sustenance. Of course, supplier contributions will be gratefully accepted, which will enhance our financial position. As our cash reserve grows, we hope to be able to provide increasingly interesting whiskies to savour as well as offer different kinds of events from time to time.
Our dues structure for 2014 is being set at $190. We don’t expect this to materially change in 2015 and beyond. As before there will be no further costs for tastings. We believe this is excellent value. Not only does this provide six tastings per year, you are beginning to see some bonus experiences such as the pre tasting event on November the 25th. We expect more of those in the future.
Our policy for renewal is payment required no later than the first tasting of January, which is Monday, January 20 at 7:00 pm at The Press Gang. It would be most helpful if you would mail in your renewal earlier so we can confirm membership for next year. If for some reason you intend not to renew letting us know earlier than later would allow us to advise new members from our wait list. To maintain your membership in the Scotia Whisky Society please send your cheque for $190 to our treasurer, Alan Barnett at:
Scotia Whisky Society
1600 Bedford Hwy #100-449,
Halifax NS B4A 1E8
Happy Holidays to you all and see you in the New Year!