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 #45: Journeyman Distillery

Tasting #45: Journeyman Distillery

On Monday, January 20th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its 45th tasting. Kevin O'Rourke from Michigan's Journeyman Distillery came to host a great evening for the club. Not only were we able to taste their Last Feather Rye Whiskey and Featherbone Bourbon Whiskey, but...

Tasting #44: Single Cask Irish Whiskey

Tasting #44: Single Cask Irish Whiskey

On Wednesday, January 8th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its 44th tasting and started 2020 off strong! The theme of this tasting was Single Cask Irish Whiskey. It was a great mix of very different Irish whiskies, most of them brought back from Ireland in 2019. 19...

Tasting #43: Blind Bottled In Bond

Tasting #43: Blind Bottled In Bond

On Wednesday, December 18th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its 43rd tasting! The theme of this tasting was a Blind Bottled In Bond tasting. We not only did this blind (not knowing the names of the whiskies), but people had different placemats too so nobody could...

Tasting #42: SMWS November Releases

Tasting #42: SMWS November Releases

On Wednesday, November 6th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its 42nd tasting as a club! The theme of this tasting was New November Releases from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. We will be doing similar tastings once a quarter going forward as we really enjoy tasting...

Tasting #41: Luxury Irish Whiskey

Tasting #41: Luxury Irish Whiskey

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its 41st tasting as a club! We had a special Luxury tasting (our third) of bottles that were recently brought back from trips and tours of Ireland. 22 members were in attendance for this outing! Here is a list...

Tasting #40: Coastal Scotland Tour

Tasting #40: Coastal Scotland Tour

On Wednesday, September 11th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its 40th tasting as a club! We had a special tasting of bottles that were recently brought back from a recent Rascal + Thorn whisky tour of Scotland. 20 members were in attendance for this outing! Here is a...

Tasting #39: Annual Club Dinner

Tasting #39: Annual Club Dinner

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the Saratoga Whiskey Club held its annual dinner feast.  The theme for this year was whiskey finished in a variety of different casks.  We had 48 people in attendance for this great evening of outdoor dining and tasting.  The weather...

Tasting #38 Recap: Race Track Tasting

Tasting #38 Recap: Race Track Tasting

On Sunday, July 28th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its second annual Track Tasting. It was a great afternoon of tasting various whiskies, betting on the ponies, and getting treated to some Pies on Wheels! It really was the perfect afternoon for our club. 24 members...

Tasting #37 Recap: SMWS Tasting

Tasting #37 Recap: SMWS Tasting

On Wednesday, July 24th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club welcomed Tom Smith, the USA Director of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, to Saratoga Springs. He hosted a fantastic tasting of the July Outturn releases of the SMWS. Along with the whisky, we were entertained with...

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