Tasting Recaps

The tasting recaps describe each tasting over the past few years: the whiskies that were sampled, the group size and photos from the events. We hope you enjoy.

Tasting #30 Recap: Westland American Single Malt Whiskey Portfolio

On Monday, March 11th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had a great evening tasting American Single Malt Whiskey from the Westland Distillery of Seattle, WA. Our tasting was led by Chris Riesbeck, the US Brand Ambassador and a Keeper of the Quaich! Chris was excellent in...

Tasting #29 Recap: Bacardi Single Malt Scotch Portfolio

On Thursday, February 28th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had a great evening tasting Single Malt Scotch whiskies from the Bacardi portfolio. Our tasting was led by Holly Seidewand, the US Brand Ambassador for Bacardi's single malts. Holly walked us through the history of...

Tasting #28 Recap: Japanese Ramen Dinner & Whisky

On Wednesdays, February 6 & 13, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had two really fun evenings at Hamlet & Ghost in Saratoga Springs. The focus of the dinner and tasting was Japanese Whisky, many of it brought back from Japan during the Saratoga Whiskey Club Trip to...

Tasting #27 Recap: Great Bourbons

On Wednesdays, January 9 & 23, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its first tasting of 2019. The focus of the tasting was Great Bourbons. These were bottles that were collected over the last year by the club. It was a great way to start off the new year! There were 36...

Tasting #26 Recap: Luxury Tasting

On Wednesday, December 5, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its first higher-priced tasting that we named the Luxury Tasting. These were all bottles that we either purchased through auctions or were collected over the last year by the club. There were 16 members in...

Tasting #25 Recap: A Scotland Tour

On Wednesdays, October 24 and November 28, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had great tastings of bottles that were brought back from Scotland on the 9 Maple Scotland Tour in September. The Tour focused primarily on the Speyside and Upper Highlands region of Scotland. A...

Tasting #24 Recap: Black Button Distilling

On Wednesday, October 10th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had a special event tasting. Jason Barrett, head distiller at Black Button Distilling out of Rochester, NY, came to Saratoga Springs with the help of local account manager, Brian Baker, to hold a unique tasting for...

Tasting #23 Recap: Blind SMWS Tasting

On Wednesdays September 5th and 12th, 2018, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its first Blind Scotch Malt Whisky Society tasting.  We had six different single malt whiskies to taste from and it was an interesting evening to see how close the members came to a consensus....

Tasting #22 Recap: Annual Whiskey Club Dinner – Bourbon & BBQ

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Saratoga Whiskey Club held its annual dinner feast.  The theme for this year was Bourbon and BBQ.  We had close to 40 people in attendance for this great evening of outdoor dining and tasting.  The weather cooperated for us which was...

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