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.
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- Seven Grand Whisky Society Old Forester with Kerry JuncoSeven Grand, Austin, TX
Seven Grand Whisky Society just announced an Old Forester class! Kerry Junco, the Market Manager for on Premise for Brown-Forman will present, along with Ronnie Evans, the Spirit Guide at Seven Grand. Though the exact pours have not been anounced, it is almost certainly going to be at least four from the main lineup and often we get more! Well worth the ticket price!
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Join us at Seven Grand for a whiskey-filled evening guaranteed to impress! We are excited to showcase some dreamy drams of whiskey from Old Forester with a tasting that will leave your taste buds tingling and your heart happy. Maybe you'll even learn something. Well-seasoned whiskey drinkers and new admirers of the spirit alike are welcome to warm up with us with some of the finest expressions from The First Bottled Bourbon, Old Forester.
Old Forester actually remains the only bourbon continually sold by the same company before, during, and after Prohibition. As one of only a handful of companies even given a permit to sell and manufacture whiskey during Prohibition, Old Forester stands as the only one still in the whiskey business today.
Together, we'll taste through some of the legacy of one of the most well-renowned whiskey brands in the world. Take the plunge with us - you won't regret it!
Tickets are $15 (plus a $2.85 fee):
If you have not been to Seven Grand, it is our biggest whisky bar in Austin! They have occasional classes on Wednesdays, partnering up with brand ambassadors to bring us fun ways to learn about and try whiskies! These have limited seating and often sell out. Sometimes we are down in the lower patio behind the outside bar and sometimes we are inside. The weather determines this quite a bit. They make a welcoming punch that starts serving at 6pm. This usually runs out so I recommend getting there before six not only to get your punch, but also to get a good seat! Oftentimes the Austin Scotch Lovers are the biggest group in attendance, but not always!
I will be there and I hope to see you as well!
- 14th Cigar & Scotch Social South Habana House CigarsHabana House Cigars, Austin, TX
Please join us at our 14th Cigar and Scotch Social at the South Habana House Cigars in Penn Field. Jonathan Perry will be our lovely host this evening, and we do hope that all you Scotch and Cigar Lovers, but especially those who live further south, will be able to make it in for this social! This is our traditional December social, celebrating between Christmas and New year's at Habana House!
Bring a bottle of Scotch to share, buy a cigar from Habana House, and come to our 12th social at this lovely Cigar Lounge! The bottle does not have to be new and you will take it home with you at the end of the evening. Habana House welcomes the Austin Scotch Lovers for our Bring Your Own Scotch Socials. You do not have to smoke, but please purchase a cigar from Habana House if you want to smoke this night! They do not charge us for use of the space and I like to support them. Also, other Habana House customers will be in the store and sometimes interact with us. Feel free to bring a snack to share as well.
Habana House is located next door to the former Opal Divine's Penn Field and most of the parking for these places is actually across the street from them. This is one of my favorite events because of the low (or no) cost and the possibility of meeting so many members all at once! Though Habana House does have a state of the art smoke ventilation system, it is still quite smoky and so be aware of this if you are sensitive to smoke. I hope to see you there! Please RSVP if you are planning to come so that I can apprise them of our number and also to encourage more participation! Please keep your RSVP up to date.
Please ride share if possible, and drink responsibly. There will often be more Scotch to try than you may be able to in one evening, so pour small samples and enjoy seconds on the ones you especially love. We love Scotch, but respect it as a powerful spirit!
- Scotch Social at Donovan and Laci's in PflugervilleHidden, Pflugerville, TX
Donovan and Laci have graciously volunteered to hold the January Scotch Social! YAY!! Bring a bottle of Scotch and some food and come on out to meet up with other Scotch Lovers for an evening of fun and whisky! I will email the address and directions to all RSVP's right before the event, usually on Saturday afternoon! This way I can get to all the RSVP's in one email (hopefully).
Just a reminder about how the Scotch socials work. Please bring at least one bottle of whisky to share at the event. You will take your whisky home with you when you go. It does not need to be a new bottle. Some food is provided but if you would like to bring some food to share, that is always appreciated. You may bring a friend, but please make sure you add your RSVP and the number of guests you will bring so the host knows how many people to expect. Please be kind and keep your RSVP up to date if your plans change. These are truly my favorite events we have as they are a way to get to try new whisky and meet other Scotch lovers - the true core of what our group is all about.
The Austin Scotch Lovers is a group for people over 21 and we expect that all members and their guests will drink responsibly. Please ride share if possible or have a designated driver for your group. Scotch socials are meant to be a chance to meet up with fellow members and try some new whisky. Often there will be quite a selection of bottles from which to choose. These events are meant to be an opportunity to try some Scotches, not necessarily all the Scotch. Please choose wisely and drink responsibly. Whisky is a powerful drink and though we always celebrate its glory, we are also respectful of its effect. We love our socials as a celebration of Scotch loving in Austin, and invite you take part responsibly.
- Kilchoman Single Malt Scotch ZOOM with James WillsLink visible for attendees
We have not had the pleasure of a Kilchoman class since January of 2021! James Wills is the US Ambassador for Kilchoman and will be zooming in with us from his home in the UK. Because of this, this will be an afternoon class at 2pm CST.
I will be determining the lineup and the cost of the samples soon. Please add your RSVP if you plan to participate so I can get a sense of how many people will be attending.
The tentative plan for sample pickup is that I will meet you at either the Whole Foods on Lamar or at the Domain on Thursday, January 11th. I will communicate with you directly via email with more details. If you have empty bottles from previous zooms, please plan to return those to me when we meet up for this pick up.
I will send out the zoom link via email to everyone who has signed up right before the event. Please add your RSVP and I will contact you directly.
If you are new to our zoom tastings, I will communicate with directly about the procedure for getting the whisky and returning the empty bottles. Please make sure you check meetup messages. If I can't communicate with you then I can't get the samples to you.
Our zoom tastings are wonderful for many reasons:
- you get a 1 or 2 oz. sample and can take your time enjoying it past the class
- you can drink at home without needing to drive to or from anywhere
- we have expert guidance from whisky educators and often the makers
- you don't have to get dressed up or find parking or the location
Please add your RSVP if you plan to attend the zoom. I will contact you directly with all the details about the whisky pick up and so forth. I will email the zoom link to you right before the event.