March 2012

Summary of the

Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

March 25, 2012 Meeting

Meeting # 27: In Attendance-preferred whisky:

      Nick Alterio: Glenmorangie 10yr; Deb Barbour(m): Glenmorangie 10yr; Ryan Bernardi: Glenmorangie 10yr; Geoff Boulden(m): Glenkinchie 20yr; Eric Cochrane: Glenmorangie 10yr; David Duke(m): Glenkinchie 20yr; Ryan Few: Glenmorangie 10yr; Bruce Galley(m): Glenmorangie 10yr; Bob Koralewski(m): Glenmorangie 10yr; Paul Manly(m): Glen Breton 10yr; Mike Peters(m): Glenmorangie 10yr; Tony Peters(m): Glenmorangie 10yr; Bonnie Pierce(m)(observer); Stephanie Pierce(m): Glen Breton 10yr; Mike Schopp: Glenmorangie 10yr; Keith Sexton(m): Glenkinchie 20yr; Mike Wilson(m): Glenmorangie 10yr.


Topic/Theme:  The (legal) Battle of the Glens!  All whiskies tasted had the prefix “glen”.  Featured was the legal battle between the Scotch Whisky Association and the Glenora distillery in Nova Scotia over use of the word “glen” in “Glen Breton”.

Scotches/Whiskies Tasted: Glenkinchie 20yr, Glenmorangie 10yr, and Glen Breton 10yr.

Famous Scotsman: Tony Blair, presented by Keith S.

Covered in the news:  A toast to Speyside homes powered by Scotch whisky, USL mulls selling 49% stake in White and MacKay, Things going well enough for Pernod-Ricard to consider un-mothballing Glen Keith, and The sad end in Kilmarnock for Johnnie Walker.

Back to Basics- The term “glen”.

50/50 winner: Mike P- $40.

Old Business: N/A

New Business:

1. Next meeting is April 22nd.  Ethan Cox, President and co-founder of Community Brew Works will be our guest.  CBW is Buffalo’s newest brewery.

2. Emails for the May dinner/meeting will be sent out soon.

3. Spirit of Toronto is May 12th. Tickets are on sale now.

Until we meet in April, Slainte!- Keith S.

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