October 2017: Pisco

Host: Phillip Horvey 

Additional background information on selected spirit:

We will be tasting Pisco from both Peru and Chile. Both countries claim to be the original distiller. Pisco is distilled from grapes in wine country in specific areas of both countries. Below are excerpts from Wikipedia regarding the spirits’ background in both countries.

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September 2017: Independent Scotch Bottlings

 

Cadenhead's Scotch Whisky

Host: Dr. Stephen Benson

I had the great fortune of visiting London and Edinburgh this past Spring.  I thought I would pick up a few bottles for Flight Club while I was there, but honestly did not have much of a plan.  This was a mistake.  The sheer number of bottlings is overwhelming to say the least, especially if you’re not sure what you are looking for.  A coupleof helpful store owners told me about independent scotch bottlers and that piqued my interest.

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June 2017: Old Forester Whiskey Row

Host: Jay Cary 

The Old Forester brand has been around as long as any other bourbon brand in America. George Garvin Brown, a former pharmaceutical salesman, started what is now the Brown-Forman Corporation (still managed by Brown’s descendants). The name “Old Forester” is thought to be in honor of Dr. William Forrester (the bourbon used to be spelled with the double “r”), who recommended the drink to his patients.

Old Forester’s “Whiskey Row Series,” first launched in 2014. The series is meant to honor both whiskey’s and Brown-Forman’s long tradition, both pre and post-Prohibition. The series highlights Old Forester’s significant milestones and production innovations with each release.

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