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 #36 Recap: Feis Ile 2019

On Wednesday, June 26th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had a really special & unique tasting that focused on bottles recently brought back from the Feis Ile Music & Whisky Festival on Islay. This was a first for the club and probably one of our best tastings to...

Tasting #35 Recap: Kentucky Finds!

On Wednesday, June 19th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had a special tasting that focused on bottles recently brought back from Kentucky in May during the Rascal + Thorn Bourbon Trail Tour. The goal was to taste whiskies that are not available in the Upstate NY market. It...

Tasting #34 Recap: Drams For Fams 2019

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Saratoga Whiskey Club took part for the second year in the North American Drams For Fams charity benefit. Drams for Fams was started a few years ago by the Edmonton Scotch Club in Edmonton, Canada, as a way to use their love for whisky...

Tasting #33 Recap: Catoctin Creek

On Thursday, April 18th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had a special guest, Daniel Eckman, from Catoctin Creek Distilling come to Henry Street Taproom in Saratoga Springs, NY, for a rye tasting. Dan did a great job explaining the history of rye whiskey in the United...

Tasting #32 Recap: For Peat’s Sake

On Wednesday, April 10th, and Thursday, April 25th, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its first tasting that just focused on peat. We have had plenty of peated whiskies before, but they were usually from one area (Islay), so this tasting was different in that we had...

Tasting #31 Recap: Luxury SMWS Vertical Tasting

On Wednesday, March 27, the Saratoga Whiskey Club had its first Luxury tasting of 2019. The focus of the tasting was a SMWS Vertical Tasting of Glen Grant whiskies. It was an incredible evening and all of the whiskies were special in their own way. It was amazing to...

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...

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