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The Chicago Scotch Malt Whiskey December Meetup

  • Dec 12, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • Hertha's Condo

It's time for the seventh annual Chicago Scotch Malt Whiskey Holiday Party! It's "BYO night" at Hertha's place again!

Bring what you've got in your cabinet already, or plan on opening that bottle of scotch that you've been saving. Or, if you don't have one already, pick out a favorite bottle to bring to the party and then take home. I'll prepare some great food and provide all the glassware, water, etc. You bring a bottle of scotch to share (it doesn't have to be an expensive one!) and we'll have fun exploring the variety we end up with. We always have a great variety of scotch to try and lots of new and old friends to meet.

I'll email everyone who plans to attend with my address prior to the event. I'm in East Lakeview, if that helps you plan your participation. Contact me privately/directly with any questions you have about the location and logistics. I have a list of parking options, for anyone who needs them, but public transit is readily available and highly recommended. I'll also provide details on a local, affordable hotel for those who might be traveling into the city for the event.

Feel free to note, in your comments, what you plan to bring. This is always one of our best events, so hope you can join us!

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  • Alex

    Thanks to Hertha for the delicious homemade food and gracious hosting! And thanks to everyone for bringing an eclectic collection of bottles!

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Leslie

    'twas a lively & lovely evening Hertha; as always you are a gracious host; hope to join you more often in the coming year; happy holidays to all

    3 · December 15, 2013

  • Harv

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Food, friends, spirits and of course our very own Hertha, the consummate host and all around leader of the distilled! Thanks Hertha, you are certainly the pinnacle.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Jerry A.

    Hertha, another great party. Thanks for everything, especially the Aberlour A'Bunadh and the Strathisla. By the way, the spread was pretty damned good.

    See everyone next year.

    2 · December 13, 2013

    • Hertha

      Thanks for bringing your wonderful smoked salmon, Jerry. It was definitely the hit of the party!

      1 · December 13, 2013

  • Martin D.

    Thank you for the toast to my mom. That was really nice of you all. Thanks again.

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • David A. M. F.

    Hertha, thank you so much, a wonderful party. My apologizes for staying so late, didn't know until I got to the loop and the buses weren't running! The cab driver and I had a great chat!

    December 13, 2013

  • Josh

    Great, as always. Hertha thanks for hosting the wonderful evening.

    December 13, 2013

  • Hertha

    Thanks for coming, everyone! I had a great time!

    2 · December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for hosting! What a great time!

      December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic!

    December 13, 2013

  • Peter

    No thank you for hosting! It was a great time. I assume the last guest just left.

    1 · December 13, 2013

    • Hertha

      I frankly don't remember who was the last person out the door, but it wasn't too late.

      December 13, 2013

  • Kim

    I had a blast!

    2 · December 13, 2013

  • jerry

    A great group. Genuine, fun, smart and interesting group of people.

    December 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am still on the conference call from hell, so I look forward to meeting you all next year

    December 12, 2013

  • Jerry A.

    OK all. I've been flogged. Bring it and we will drink it. See everyone tomorrow.

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Hertha

      It's bound to be a good time, if it's started this early!

      December 11, 2013

  • Dennis K.

    I'm bringing a 12yr old Bunnahabhain, been wanting to try this so I figured why not try it with friends. My wife is still at NW hospital and will be released soon. I do not expect her to be released tomorrow but they never let you know a head of time. Typically they have provided an hour or two notice. If I dont' show that will be the reason otherwise I plan to be there.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    what should i bring?

    December 9, 2013

    • Kevin D.

      I understand Jerry, but I appreciate Hertha's inclusiveness. If anyone has Pritchard's Bourbon or it's single malt, then that's worth a shot to me.

      1 · December 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh. GOOD! I was panicking. As for Jerry, "I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN."

      1 · December 11, 2013

  • Martin D.

    Jerry, shut your yap. Whisky is whisky....whisky doink.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • David A. M. F.

    Hertha my mistake ended up in my junk mail, not a reflection of you

    December 10, 2013

    • Hertha

      No problem, David. I just forwarded it directly to your email address, too, just in case.

      December 10, 2013

  • Hertha

    I just sent out directions and details about the party for those signed up to attend. IF YOU SIGN UP AFTER THIS IS POSTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME to be sure you receive the details. Can't wait to see you all on Thursday!

    December 9, 2013

  • MJ

    I can't say how disappointed I am to be declining this exciting invitation. My son is coming in that night for a quick couple of days and, alas, I am committed. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Hertha

      MJ, if you feel like dropping by for a quick hello with your son, feel free. Merry Christmas to you, too!

      December 9, 2013

    • MJ

      Thank you, Hertha, He's actually a professional beer brewer, with a pretty eclectic palate. He's enjoy it. I'll let you know if it works out with the whole family mishigas.

      December 9, 2013

  • Hertha

    Okay, here's my cabinet for the big event (you all know I like my Highlands with a side of Islay): Aberlour 12 yr
    Aberlour 16 yr
    Aberlour A'Bunadh
    Glenkinchie 12 yr
    Strathisla
    Lagavulin 16

    1 · December 7, 2013

    • Kevin D.

      How old is the Strathisla?

      December 9, 2013

    • Hertha

      Just a 12 yr, Kevin. My 1967 Duncan Taylor bottling is long gone.

      December 9, 2013

  • Robin N.

    Sadly I am unable to attend. I look forward to the next event and meeting everyone.

    December 5, 2013

    • Hertha

      Sorry you can't make it, Robin. Was very much looking forward to meeting you.

      1 · December 6, 2013

    • Robin N.

      Me too! Have an event that changed dates on me at the last minute. Hope to meet soon!!

      December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bow out of this one since I have not made it to the other events, I feel the place should go to someone who is more involved. I will try to go to the next public event.

    December 5, 2013

    • Hertha

      Deborah, that's very sweet. We'd love to have you attend, so feel free to grab any spots that open up at a later date.

      December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to join the waiting list and possibly attend my first event in the group.

    December 4, 2013

  • Dennis K.

    Sorry it took so long to try and RSVP. Been a rough two months with my wife's medical situation. If a spot opens please let me know. I will look for something interesting to bring. Thanks!

    December 4, 2013

  • Hertha

    All: Although the event is now full, there is a waiting list you can join. We always have some last-minute cancellations, so don't hesitate to put your name on the wait list.

    December 4, 2013

  • Leslie

    I think I can join you, it has been a while & I have missed these gatherings, thanks Hertha

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • jerry

    Is there valet at the building or a parking lot nearby?

    December 3, 2013

    • Hertha

      I can provide a list of nearby parking options, but the building has no valet or doorman.

      December 3, 2013

  • Jerry A.

    Looking forward to it. I will bring smoked salmon and maybe another treat. My limoncello won't be ready yet, but we'll have it at a later date.

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Christie

    Ugh! Why is this date so popular? Working the phone-a-thon for Channel 11.

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Peter

    I will come. I have some things to share.

    December 3, 2013

  • Sarah

    I'm sorry to miss this event!

    December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for your hosting generosity! What can we bring???

    December 2, 2013

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