Next Tasting June 2nd.

The bimonthly tasting originally scheduled for May 26 has been rescheduled for June 2nd (due to a conflict with another event at the Press Gang).

It will be worth the wait though as the selection of malts is very exciting! The lineup will make us travel from the Lowlands to the Islands, then Islay, with a final destination in Wales: Auchentoshan, Arran, Bowmore, and Penderyn.

Please note: we will be sending shortly an invite using the same evite as last time. It worked reasonably well. We would like to remind everyone that no shows for those who had confirmed their presence is costing the Society. We would really appreciate if you could indicate at least 24hours in advance if you cannot make it so that others can benefit from the event. 

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Laphroig Tasting was a hit.

A special tasting of Laphroaig paired with a menu expertly crafted by the crew at the Press

Gang was held on March the 6th. You can see a few pictures and see the menu here.

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You can now follow us on Twitter.

We’re now on Twitter. Click here to go to our account and follow us.

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Fundraiser for the Dartmouth General Hospital

Fundraiser for the Dartmouth General Hospital

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Plans & Dues for 2014 & Beyond

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!

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They’re Not Going to Try Themselves!

Number 14 of 22 reasons to drink single malt whisky form 22 Excellent Reasons to Drink More Whisky prepared by Erin LaRosa and posted at BuzzFeed. So just in case you needed some more motivation click here.

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Global Coverage.

Joanne Bouchard was interviewed about the Scotia Whisky Society on Global TV on March 22nd. She did an outstanding job in representing the Society even though as she said “ it was difficult to be enthusiastic about whisky early in the morning” You can see the interview by clicking here.

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