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 (5)

Dalmore Zoom Tasting with Cristian Olave

Online event

Fantastic news! Cristian is going to lead two separate tasting for the Austin Scotch Lovers. The second one will feature Dalmore: 12, 15, 18 and Portwood! At this point all of the tasting packs have been claimed but you can still join in the zoom. Please add your RSVP if you plan to join in.

August Scotch Social at Nathan's House Georgetown

Needs a location

This will be our third time meeting up in person since the pandemic started. It will be like the last meetup, and we will do our best to be smart and safe. There is no guarantee that there will not be exposure to the virus, so if you choose to come in person you do so at your own risk. We cannot take any responsibility for it if you become infected. We will be mostly outside on the deck or in Nathan's back yard with options to be inside if you wish. We are planning to smoke cigars on the deck again. We will be spread out and social distancing. We will have a zoom component to this. Please let me know if you are planning to zoom in in the comments or message me. [masked]. If I have no indication of zoom participants, we will not activate this portion. I will post a zoom link as soon as I get it from Jose. Masks. We cannot drink whisky through a mask, but I want us to have them handy in case we find ourselves in a space where it would be respectful not to breathe on the others close by. (See below.) One thing that will remain the same is that everyone brings a bottle to share. So bring whatever you want to share! I will have my grain alcohol sanitizer wipes available again, too. We would like to enjoy food, but we must be wise. We will be using utensils instead of our fingers to serve food and suggest that you make a plate and eat away from the food, instead of grazing at the buffet. We plan to keep the food inside and would like folks to wear their masks when getting food and then eating it where they are hanging out and drinking whisky. Please feel free to bring food to share, but be mindful of how to share it with everyone safely. I know this will be very different, but so many of you have asked me to come back together in person so I would like to offer this as a chance to do it for folks who feel like they can risk it. Once you RSVP you will be on the list to get the address emailed to you on the day of the event, and you can then see the zoom code. Use the comments to list what you will bring. Nathan has a nice outside area at his house in Georgetown and we will utilize this to keep most of us socially distanced outside. Please be respectful of people's personal space and remain at least 6 feet away whenever possible, and wear your mask if not possible. Notes from Nathan: I will have a fire pit and cigars on the back porch I have two mature, friendly dogs who will be free range during the event

Whiskies of the World Austin 2020

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

Whiskies of the World is the premiere whisky event in Austin! Hundreds of whiskies to try, cigars, masterclasses and food! The 2020 show is happening at the Sheraton. VIP hour starts at 6pm and regular admission starts at 7pm. VIP gives you an hour of extra time and many of the brands will offer special pours during the VIP hour. Masterclasses are still being finalized and will be announced closer to the event. There is food at the event, usually light appetizers. I recommend eating prior to the event as the food is often not that plentiful. This event is designed for education and tasting; you are allowed to sample many whiskies, and encouraged to spit and pour throughout the event. If you appear to be overserved, you may be refused a sample, so do keep that in mind. Also, this is a classy, dress up event. Please wear dinner jackets and party dresses, and this is the perfect event for your kilts! Please make me proud! Click here for a link to buy tickets: https://whiskiesoftheworld.com/events/austin/ Use promo code atxscotchlovers for $30 off the regular price of each ticket. VIP Tickets are $150 regular price General Admission Tickets are $100 regular price The Masterclasses and Brands are still being finalized and will be posted about 2-3 weeks before the event. Please add your RSVP to the website so we know who is going! Whiskies of the World is also in Houston on Saturday Sept. 12, and you may use your discount code for that event. https://whiskiesoftheworld.com/events/houston/

Dan Crowell presents Whisky and Taxes (with drinking)

Online event

Whisky & Taxes: a discussion of the impact of tax policies on the fledgling whisky industries in Scotland and America in the 18th & 19th centuries. Dan has developed another terrific class and is sharing it with the Austin Scotch Lovers! This class will focus again on the Highlands and Speyside in the discussion so we invite you to look through your Scotch collection and choose some lovely drams to enjoy while Dan leads us through this fun topic! With any luck, we will even venture into the effect of taxes on our current Scotch landscape! Glenmorangie will be a god choice for your Scotches if you would like a suggestion, and you could also add in Balblair and Glenglassaugh! But there are no wrong choices, so enjoy whatever you feel moved to drink as we join in with Dan on zoom! Dan will be sending me the zoom link soon. Be sure to RSVP if you are planning to join in. You will be able to see the zoom link once you RSVP (once I add it).

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