2019

January 2019: Blind Rye Tasting
Templeton 6 Yr, James E Pepper 100°, Woodinville, Woodford Reserve, EH Taylor Bottled in Bond, Michter’s

February 2019:  cancelled due to snow

March 11, 2019:  Whiskey A/B Testing
try four pairs of similar whiskeys side-by-side to compare them, then we’ll reveal what they are

April 8, 2019:  Armagnac
branching out a bit to sample another oak-aged spirit [download presentation PDF]

  • Château de Laubade VSOP

  • Domaine Labiette Castille VSOP

  • Eric Artiguelongue XO 15 Year

  • Domaine de Pellehaut 1979

  • SMWS 5.1 (Château de Laubade)

May 13, 2019:  New in Market
Copperworks Batch 021, Old Forester Rye, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Westland Black Raven Cask Exchange, Bulleit Barrel Strength

June 10, 2019:  Whiskey Maturation in Oak
with Jason Parker from Copperworks…we tasted single malt spirit at several different stages of maturation

July 8, 2019:  Westland Distillery - A focus on grain
we tasted Westland’s three single-barley-strain releases: Maris Otter, Golden Promise & Pilsen malts

August 12, 2019:  Kentucky Peerless
from a new (old) distillery making fantastic whiskeys…we tasted their 2-Year Rye, Bourbon, Total Wine Single Cask, and a Chocolate Truffle cask from their Dimensions series.

2018

December 2018: SWC Holiday Party

November 2018: Bourbon Mingling Workshop
Elijah Craig 9 Yr, 10 Yr, 11 Yr, 12 Yr

October 2018: Scotch from the Basement

September 2018: Port-Finished Bourbons

August 2018: Obscure Whiskeys

July 2018: The Theory & Practice of Barrel Blending
with Jason Parker from Copperworks

June 2018: Rye Whiskey - James E. Pepper & Friends
James E Pepper 100 Proof, Barrel Proof, 15 Yr (plus three other Rye whiskeys for comparison)

May 2018: Blind Bourbon

April 2018: Fremont Mischief Distillery - Rye Whiskey
Skagit Gold (90°), Fremont Mischief Straight Rye (95°), Storm Tossed Rye: Capt. Sig Hansen (100°), Purple Tibetan Ancient Grain (101°)

March 2018: Single Cask Nation - Single-Malt Scotch
Cambus 28 Yr Muscatel Cask, Miltonduff 9 Yr Bourbon Cask, English Whisky Company 9 Yr Sauternes Cask, Glentauchers 8 Yr Oloroso Cask, Laphroaig 10 Yr (floor maltings) Bourbon Cask, Port Charlotte 14 Yr Oloroso Cask

February 2018: Laws Whiskey House Bourbons
4 Grain, Bottled-in-Bond, Cask Strength, Farmers Reserve Single Barrel, Moscatel Finish, Armagnac Finish

January 2018: WhistlePig Rye
10 Yr, 12 Yr Old World, 15 Yr, Farmstock