JUNE 2011

Summary of the

Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

June 12th, 2011 meeting

In Attendance-preferred whisky:

     Gary Ashby(m): Strathisla 12yr; Deb Barbour(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Bill Boulden: Glenfarclas 10yr; Geoff Boulden(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; James Castellani*: Balvenie CC 14yr; Jason Cretacci(m): Glenfarclas 10yr; Rob Dettman: Glendullan 12yr; Sam DiNardo: Balvenie CC 14yr; David Duke(m): Strathisla 12 yr; Duncan Hollinger(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Marcia Jones(m): Strathisla 12yr; Monte Jones(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Bob Koralewski(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Aaron Lelito(m): Glenfarclas 10yr; L, John: Balvenie CC 14yr; Paul Manly(m): Glenfarclas 10yr; Lillian Parnofiello: Strathisla 12yr; Mike Peters(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Bonnie Pierce(m)(observer); Stephanie Pierce(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Keith Sexton(m): Balvenie CC 14yr; Becky Smith-Davis(m): Balvenie CC 14yr.

(m)=member     *-guest speaker     

Topic/Theme: Scotches finished in alternative casks.

Scotches/Whiskies Tasted: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yr, The Singleton of Glendullan 12yr, Strathisla 12yr, and Glenfarclas 10yr.

Famous Scotsman: John Boyd Dunlop, presented by Keith S.

Covered in the news: Work starts on Strathspey whisky waste biomass plant; Johnnie Walker puts out Diamond Jubilee whisky to honor the Queen; Old Pulteney boat readies for its voyage to the North Pole; A bottle of Lagavulin from 1881 returns home; Moray College whisky course goes online.

Back to Basics- “Finishing”.

50/50 winner: Keith S.- $34

Old Business:  Deb Barbour’s art exhibit

Special thanks to Jamie Castellani, of The Wine and Liquor Outlet, for speaking on sherry and rum, supplying us with pre-knowledge of scotches finished in those casks.

Special thanks to members Gary A, Duncan H, Marcia J, and Monte J for lending their musical expertise to the meeting.  That’s always fun!

New Business:

  1. July meeting will be July 10th.
  2. Scottish Festival at the Amherst Museum is August 20th.  Bring the family- kids are FREE!!!!
  3. Congrats to new members Jason Cretacci and Aaron Lelito.
  4. Join me August 19th-

 "HarpBeat" at The Irish Harp Pub
8:30 pm - 10:45 pm, 245 King St. Niagara-on-the-lake, 905 468 4443 www.theirishharppub.com

“Harpbeat” consists of club members Carol Farrar, Marcia Jones, and Monte Jones.

Until we meet in July,  


 Keith S.



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