What we're about

This is a group for people who are at least 21 and interested in Scotch, both single malt Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. If you like Scotch and live in the Austin area, this is the group for you. We may, from time to time, have other whisky related events, but the main focus is Scotch whisky. We have meetups where people can learn about and taste Scotch and other whisky. Even if you are new to trying and loving Scotch or are an expert who can identify which bottling a certain single malt is from with a mere whiff, you will be able to enjoy what we have planned for our events and sharing our appreciation of this time honored spirit. When drinking and learning about Scotch, a person is embarking on a journey that will take them along the clear waters of the River Spey, the rugged mountains of the gorgeous Highlands, and the legendary Isle of Islay, all in one glorious place: Scotland! (We may even venture to Japan and even America for some Scottish style whisky being crafted in these places!) The clear water of Scotland, the barley, the peat and the yeast create it; time and the Scottish air, full of the sea, smoke and heather, caress it and lovingly nurture it, and the barrels finish the process providing color and flavors from beginning to end. We give the Angel's their share, and raise our drams in fellowship and love of the precious spirit once known as uisge beatha, but loved the world over as Scotch Whisky.

Upcoming events (4+)

Dan Crowell (on Zoom) presents X by Glenmorangie, Glenmorangie Cadboll 2 & more

Thanks to Dan for the photos above!

Dan is coming back to our zoom. This class is still in the planning stages but I wanted to get the date saved so you can start planning and get your RSVP registered!

Glenmorangie has released a second edition of Cadboll 15 year and also X by Glenmorangie. We will definitely be tasting these two Scotches. We are also making at least one cocktail with the X by Glenmorangie during the class. We may make a simple one that you can gather the ingredients for and maybe a more complex one that will include something in your kit. Dan and I are trying to pull together a few surprises and so stay tuned to this space to see what shapes up for you! I will post more details as we confirm things.

Like all classes where the ambassadors are providing samples, we limit it in number and the samples are given out in order of RSVP's. So please add your RSVP if you are planning to come. As always, please be kind to fellow members and keep your RSVP up to date. Please do not RSVP to this class if you do not intend to attend. I will be meeting with people ahead of time to distribute the samples. I am aiming for Thursday Oct 7th for the Whole Foods meet up to pick up. I will communicate via email as we get closer to confirm this.

Scotch Social at Alicia and Cory's Austin Highland Hills Area

In person Scotch Social at Aicia and Cory's house in Austin Highland Hills. Masks are not required, but you attend at your own risk. There is no guarantee that covid will not be present. Please follow common sense guidelines, and do not attend if you feel ill or have been exposed to the virus.

Please bring a bottle of Scotch to share and you will take your bottle home at the end of the night. Please feel free to also bring food to share, and be prepared to take home your extra food, too. Our in person monthly Scotch socials are the best way to get to meet other Scotch Lovers and try some wonderful Scotches. Cigars will be allowed outside on the deck, so please bring your cigars if you wish to enjoy one!

Please add your RSVP if you are planning to attend, and please be kind and remove your RSVP if your plans have changed. I will send out the address and directions and last minute details right before the party. I typically send it on Saturday mid-day to allow the maximum amount of people to have added their RSVP before I send it. My mobile number is[masked]. Please mention the Scotch you will bring in the comments to avoid duplications.

Stewart Buchanan: BenRiach: Discover Possibilities of Smoke (zoom from Scotland)

Breaking News! Jordan was able to secure the attendance of Stewart Buchanan to lead this event! Therefore, we will be shifting it to a 2pm start time so we can accommodate Stewart from Scotland! Many of you have had the pleasure of enjoying some fantastic events with Stewart! He is a legend in the Scotch world, and an entertaining and awesome ambassador! It is with great pride that I share this news with you!

This event is happening on zoom, and you will receive samples of whisky given to us from the ambassadors ahead of time. It is limited in number and given out in order of RSVP's. Please add your RSVP if you are planning to go. Please keep your RSVP up to date. I will communicate with you once we know more details about meeting to pick up the packs. I anticipate that we will meet on Thursday Oct 28th at Whole Foods, but I will confirm the details with you via email. In fairness to all members, please do not sign up and receive a pack if you cannot participate in the event. Please do not add your name to the RSVP if you have no intention of participating. Thanks so much!

Stewart Buchanan is the Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador for Brown Forman, representing Glenglassaugh, Glendronach, and Benriach whiskies! We have the great fortune of having this class with him! It will include whisky samples for the four core range whiskies from BenRiach. (Whisky Lineup subject to change. This will be confirmed as we get closer in time.)

BenRiach recently went through a rebranding and these whiskies may not be exactly like ones you have had from them in the past. As we get closer in time to the event, I will post more details about this tasting. Do not delay in signing up for this event. Jordan Campbell, our local representative for Brown Forman, is ordering the product for us. I am hopeful we can accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, but we may not be able to depending on the response. So sign up and we will do our best to include you.

Whisky X at Fair Market Austin

Fair Market

Whisky X whisky show is coming back this fall. It is a whisky show with a live music component. Look at the link below for all the details. I also pasted the main description here to see if it suits you. Also, I can't find an end time, so not clear when this ends.

https://www.tixr.com/groups/thewhiskyx/events/the-whiskyx-austin-featuring-shakey-graves-25711

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The WhiskyX is now bigger and better than ever!

Needless to say, the last year has been challenging for everyone, so we invite you to raise a toast with us to getting out with friends again and sharing a good time! Specifically, come taste, discover, and learn about more than 60 premium whisky brands and cocktails–the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, Rye, Single Malt, and more. We’ve curated an unprecedented selection of innovative and world-class whiskies.

To make it an evening you won’t soon forget, we’re serving it all up with awesome cuisine available from the best food trucks in the city, a cigar lounge, complimentary hair-and-beard trims, and, best of all, a live concert with Shakey Graves.

Our VIP package includes one ticket to the big event with exclusive 6 PM entry, providing you with an extra hour of tastings before general admission begins at 7. You’ll also join the club with our WhiskyX Discovery Box–ten specially curated whiskey samples–delivered to your home to share with friends (or not) for your very own virtual tasting.

Our SuperX VIP package includes two tickets to the event and the WhiskyX Discovery Box mentioned above, plus three bottles of WhiskyX-featured whiskies (one bottle per quarter) delivered right to your home.* In addition, you’ll enjoy complimentary invitations throughout the year to unique whiskey events held in smaller venues around the area, including special tastings with our brand partners and featured musical artists. Due to our proprietary relationships with some of the best whiskey brands in the world, we’re able to offer this SuperX VIP package at the same price as two VIP tickets, so it’s an incredible, no-brainer value–but availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.**

Since 2017, WhiskyX has been attracting record crowds of whisky-lovers across the country–in places like Austin, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn. Now that things are opening up again, we’re expecting our biggest demand yet–so be sure to make plans soon. 'Hope to see you there!

COVID-19:

Lots of changes are going on right now. We will be providing more information when available. Safety is our #1 priority and we will be following the guidance of all city and state authorities to ensure a safe experience for all.

*WhiskyX Discovery Box delivered in 2021, and one bottle per quarter (three in total) delivered starting January 1, 2022.

**Unfortunately, we’re limited in the number of SuperX VIP memberships we can offer.

Past events (768)

Bubba Coltrane at Baby Acapulco Restaurant Stonelake

Baby Acapulco Restaurant

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