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+)

The WhiskyX Austin

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Taste, discover, and learn about more than 60 premium whiskey brands and cocktails–the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, Rye, Single Malt, and more as part of the WhiskyX event in Austin! They've curated an unprecedented selection of innovative and world-class whiskies.

To make it an evening you won’t soon forget, the are serving it all up with awesome cuisine available from the food truck village, a cigar lounge, complimentary hair-and-beard trims, and more!

The VIP package includes one ticket to the big event with exclusive 6 PM entry, providing you with an extra hour of unlimited tastings before general admission begins at 7 as well as a complimentary cigar and food truck access. $125 plus taxes and fees, although some $100 tickets remain as of 9/8!

General Admission package includes one ticket to the event with 7 PM entry inclusive of unlimited tastings and food truck access. $75 plus taxes and fees.

Note: end time is approximate, not posted on website. Food is available for purchase.

Since 2017, WhiskyX has been attracting record crowds of whiskey-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!

Ticket purchase link

Enjoy responsibly - arrange for rideshare or stay downtown. Don't drink and drive!

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WhiskyX After Party Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

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Meet Dan Crowell (glenmodan), Cameron George (ardbegcam), and Travis Tidwell for some whisky camaraderie.

This is not an official meet up event, but a free local whisky happening with the Ambassadors.

October Scotch Social at Alicia and Cory's House NW Austin

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Alicia and Cory are our hosts for October! Please add your RSVP if you are planning to come. We will email the address to the RSVP list, usually on Saturday afternoon of the party so I can make sure to get it to everyone who has RSVPed.

The event will be mostly outside, but there is quite a bit of space both inside and outside. You may smoke cigars outside.

For those of you who have not been to one of our socials, here is how they work: Everyone who comes brings a bottle of Scotch to share. It does not need to be a new bottle and you take your bottle home with you at the end of the night. This is an awesome chance to get to try some new whisky, and often a good excuse for you to buy yourself a new bottle you have been wanting! :-)

Please also bring some food to share, and be thoughtful about how people will serve themselves the food you bring. We do have extra serving tongs and utensils.

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.

Covid may be present at this event. Please follow common sense and do not attend if you have been exposed or are ill. Masks are not required, but are appreciated when grabbing your food or in close quarters. You attend at your own risk.

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7th Annual Houston Whiskey Social

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Here is the link to buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-whiskey-social-tickets-313775469877?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&mc_cid=262022233a&mc_eid=6a1c7516a0

There is Early Bird Pricing if you get tickets before July 1st.

This is a terrific Texas Whisky Show! It is in Houston and if you have been before, it is in the same place, The Citadel. It is a beautiful event and I highly recommend going. It is doable to leave Austin Saturday morning, check into the hotel and get ready (please dress up as this is a really nice event) and then attend.

It starts at 5pm (This is assuming VIP which I recommend.) (If you do get tickets for one of the Bourbon tasting events, it starts at 4pm.) Then return home on Sunday.

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Attire is Cocktail/Collared Shirt Required for men, Jacket NOT required! Shorts, Short sleeves or athletic attire are not acceptable.

WHEN
**Saturday, November 5th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST) *******TICKETS
General Admission 6:00 – 9:00 pm

  • Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres (while supplies last)
  • Whiskey Glass
  • Sampling of a wide range of whiskies from around the world and other fine spirits
  • Access to a tasting and Whiskey discussion master class led by brand ambassadors from several brands

V.I.P. Admission 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In addition to what general admission ticket holders receive (Below)

  • V.I.P. ticket holders gain admission an hour earlier.
  • Access to several Limited and Exclusive Expressions. Full list of expressions to be emailed and posted before the event.

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection V.I.P. Tasting 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm (Only 50 Tickets) Note: SOLD OUT as of 6/7

### In addition to what VIP ticket holders receive

  • A full sampling of the highly coveted Buffalo Trace Antique Collection in a class
  1. George T Stagg
  2. William Larue Weller
  3. Thomas Handy Rye
  4. Eagle Rare 17
  5. Sazerac 18

### Pappy Van Winkle V.I.P. Tasting 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

### ** (Only 55 Tickets)** Note: SOLD OUT as of 6/7

### In addition to what VIP ticket holders receive:

  • A full sampling of the highly coveted Pappy Van Winkle Collection in a class
  1. *ADDED* Pappy Van Winkle Family Rye
  2. Old Rip Van Winkle 10
  3. Van Winkle Lot B
  4. Pappy Van Winkle 15
  5. Pappy Van Winkle 20
  6. Pappy Van Winkle 23

We look forward to sharing this with you.

The Whiskey Social is very proud of the Men and Woman who serve and have served this country proudly. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to PTSD Foundation of America.

Warrior Groups are fellowships for combat veterans and their families to share their experiences, testimonies of healing, compassion and hope in overcoming the invisible wounds of war. Participants are required to be military combat veterans or family members of those who have served in combat and be willing to face the challenges of managing post-traumatic stress and related conditions.

This is not a treatment program, but rather a peer coaching and support program whose primary purpose is helping combat veterans find healing, balance and positive re-integration with their families and in society. In addition, The Warrior Family Support Groups exist to assist family members (spouse, parent, sibling, child, caretaker, etc.) of PTSD sufferers in understanding and healing from.

PTSD Foundation of America is committed to helping combat veterans suffering with PTSD find acceptance and healing for the invisible wounds of war. We have and continue to expand a network of individuals, churches, and other organizations to provide a “corps of compassion” in order to assist veterans and their families in dealing with the symptoms of PTSD. To the veterans and loved ones, Thank You for Your Service, Welcome Home and know that You Are Not Alone! You do not have to continue to carry the burdens of war on your own…we are here to help!

www.HoustonWhiskeySocial.com

WHERE
The Citadel in Houston
12130 Kirby Dr, Houston Texas 77045

ON TOP OF ALL THIS, WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE PREMIERE, FAMILY OWNED VILLAGE LIQUOR IN HOUSTON TO ALLOW YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER SOMETHING YOU LIKE!

### **Event details are subject to change

**All sales are final
**Samples are available at check in for anyone of legal age that asks regardless of tickets purchased.

Whiskey Social Tickets will be available for purchase online only and all sales are final.

By attending this event, you agree to follow all applicable laws in regards to alcohol and its consumption as well as agree to not drink and drive.

This is a tasting event and there will be dump buckets at the event. Do not consume more than you can handle. Please be responsible, Call an UBER.

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