Summary of the

Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

April 10th, 2011 meeting

In Attendance-preferred whisky:

     Deb Barbour(m): Ardbeg 10 yr; Geoff Boulden(m): Ardbeg 10yr; Eric Cochrane(m): Old Pulteney 17; Mike Dawes: Old Pulteney 17yr; Chris Emminger(m): Old Pulteney 17; Sarah Hanley(m): observer; Tony Jakiel(m): Old Pulteney 17yr; Bob Koralewski(m): Old Pulteney 17yr; Daniel Lever: Ardbeg 10yr; Paul Manly(m): Ardbeg 10yr;  Rich O’Grady(m): Old Pulteney 17yr; Bonnie Pierce(m)(observer); Stephanie Pierce(m): Old Pulteney 17yr; Keith Sexton(m): Old Pulteney 17yr; Alex Taylor: Old Pulteney 17yr; Mike Wilson: Old Pulteney 17yr.


Topic/Theme: Some smoke, a bloke, and some non peat-loving folk.

Scotches/Whiskies Tasted: Ardbeg 10yr, Old Pulteney 17yr, and Glengoyne 10 yr.

Famous Scotsmen: The “Glasgow Four”- artists Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, J. Herbert MacNair, and his wife Frances Macdonald MacNair (sister of Margaret Macdonald).  Presented by Deb Balbour.

Covered in the news: Working on a hand-held device to detect counterfeit whisky; Tidal power for distilleries on Islay; Diageo invest 3.5 million pounds into Caol Ila distillery; A seventy year old Gordon & MacPhail Glenlivet auctioned to benefit earthquake victims in Japan; White & McKay have duplicated and are ready to sell Shackleton’s whisky.

Back to Basics- Purpose of the malt house.

50/50 winner: Keith Sexton- $26

Old Business:  N/A

Also- Tribute to Dave Larson with a 15 yr old Balblair supplied by Michael Lord, proprietor of the Whisky Shop of Dufftown.  In a classy gesture, Mr. Lord provided the bottle with a request that we toast the memory of Dave.

New Business:

  1. May meeting will be May 15th.
  2. May meeting will be our second annual showing of the film “Whisky Galore” with a dinner and whisky pairing.


Until we meet in May,  


 Keith S.


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