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Event Notice: Whisky, Cheese, and Chocolate at Mac McGee’s

I really dig what this little bar is trying to do for the whisk(e)y scene in Atlanta. I think it’s a great little place and I’ve enjoyed my time spent there. They have another event coming up in a couple of weeks. This time there will be scotch pairings with cheese and chocolate. Here are the details for those who are interested:

Place: Mac McGee’s Irish Pub
Address: 111 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
Date: 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 9th
Pour: They will be serving Ledaig 10, Deanston 12, Bunnahabhain 12, and Tobermory 15. Three will be served as cheese pairings and one with chocolate
Price: $30
Reservations: 404-377-8050

If you’re new to the Burn Stewart whisky portfolio this looks to be a fun introduction. Call soon as space is limited.

Drink wisely my friends,


Event Notice: Extravaganza Spring Tour 2010

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America announced their spring tour schedule for the 17th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza. If you recall I attended the Atlanta event last year and had a wonderful time. For those in Atlanta, we have so few whisk(e)y related events that this really is something not to miss. Here’s the spring schedule:

Thursday, March 25, 2010
The Intercontinental Hotel
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Downtown Club at Houston Center
1100 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002

Thursday, April 15, 2010
W Dallas Victory
2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219

Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

New York
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Roosevelt Hotel
Madison At 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 990-1991, emailing info@smwsa.com, or online here. Registration begins at 6:30PM and all events are 6:30PM to 9:00PM. The regular ticket price for each event is $135 but the Society is again kind enough to extend their special society member pricing of $120 on the first two ticket purchased by each of our readers. Just mention the special Whisk(e)y Apostle pricing when you call and email or enter “whiskeyapostle” in the promotion code field if you order online. If you order more than two tickets then the additional tickets are still $135 each. You can check out the list of participating brands over here.

I will be at the Atlanta event and Matt will be at the New York event so hopefully we will see you there!

SMWS Atlanta Whisky Tasting

I just received an invitation to a scotch whisky tasting hosted by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. After clearing it with a Society representative they gave me the okay to extend the invitation to our readers. Here are the details:

Where: Buckhead Club, 3344 Peachtree Roead NE Suite 2600, Atlanta, GA
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Time: Registration begins at 6:30pm, Tasting from 7:00pm until 9:00p
Price: $105
RSVP: Please call 800.990.1991 or email info@smwsa.com to reserve tickets

Additionally, a buffet style dinner is included and they request that you wear business attire (jackets, no denim or athletic wear). I don’t have any more details about what they are pouring but I believe this is a Society event and will most likely include their special bottlings. The invitation I got said that you are invited to “a connoisseurs evening of rare and unique Society whiskies” so I’m pretty confident you won’t be drinking Famous Grouse on the rocks.

This will be a rare chance to try some of the SMWS’s special bottlings without have to join and buy them yourself. My wife and I will be there and I hope some of you can make it too.