Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.
– Mark Twain
Each tasting is unique…
From Single Malt Scotch to American Bourbon and Rye, the Saratoga Whiskey Club explores and tastes all different categories of whiskey. The goal is to learn about whiskies from around the world. It’s really the best way to improve one’s palate and tasting experience. Tastings are held monthly in different venues depending on the size of the group.
Saratoga Whisk(e)y Club is a group of local Saratogians that enjoy hanging out and tasting whiskey, visiting distilleries and sharing information about whiskey. Saratoga Springs is located in Upstate New York, approximately 30 miles north of Albany, NY, the capital of New York State. If you would like to receive our quarterly newsletters, please send us your information and we will e-mail these to you. The newsletters announce various activities that we do each quarter. We also accept new members during certain times of the year. If interested in joining, please let us know.
At SWC tastings, our members have the opportunity to score their whiskies. A score isn’t everything, and everyone’s palate is different, however we feel it helps open up conversation and comparison. See how our scores match up with yours.
Upcoming Whiskey Tours
A fun weekend on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. We will visit some of the new distilleries that now dot the trail as well as some of the classics. A great group dynamic makes this long whiskey weekend special!
A unique whisky adventure from the Orkney Islands to the end of the Kintyre Peninsula. We visit some great distilleries including Highland Park, Talisker, Oban and many others.
Join 9 Maple and Rascal + Thorn in Ireland to unveil the Irish Whiskey Renaissance. From new to old, Ireland is the fastest growing whiskey producer in the world. A very fun trip!
On Saturday, April 27th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club went to Albany Distilling Co for the one-year anniversary tasting of a 53-gallon barrel that we filled in 2018. We were very excited to taste from our barrel which consisted of a mash bill that we voted on (similar...
A group of us from the Saratoga Whiskey Club visited the Hillrock Estate Distillery on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. Our day started with a great lunch at Fish & Game in Hudson, NY, and continued with a 2pm tour and tasting at Hillrock. Our guide, Bobby Haight,...
Quite a few members from the Saratoga Whiskey Club are going on this Bourbon and Horse-Racing tour in Kentucky in May, 2017. Check it out! It's going to be a really great opportunity to get on the Bourbon trail and do some tours and tastings. 9 Maple Bourbon Trail...
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