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This a group for the discerning whisky enthusiast. That is, anyone interested in the finer nuances of whisky; its history, culture, industry, and of course its taste.

All skill levels are welcome from the whisky-novice to the connoisseur. We'll meet once a month to discuss a whisky-related topic, speaker or presentation followed by a themed whisky tasting. We'll savor some of the finer whiskies from around the world.

So ladies, gentlemen, if you would like to spend some quality time with a congenial group of folks discussing the finer aspects of a responsible whisky lifestyle, please join us!

Upcoming events (5)

SMWS presents June Outturn Preview Tasting at The Haven - Boston

Announcement This is not a UVWS sponsored event but if anyone will be in the NYC (May 28th) or Boston (May 29th) on those dates this would be a fun event to attend. Join The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in New York (May 28th) or Boston (May 29th) as they share a selection of casks from the upcoming June Outturn! Be the very first in the country to sip and savor a selection of six (6) new Society bottlings! The June Outturn Preview in New York City (May 28th) will be held at the Bowery Road Restaurant - Hyatt Union Square and will feature casks from the the Highlands, Speyside and Islay. This seated format invites attendees to develop blind tasting skills as we discuss the elements of whisky before cask codes and specifications are revealed. A selection of whisky-friendly creations will provide delicious pairings as attendees exchange ideas for an evening of amusing exploration! A similar event will be held in Boston on May 29 at The Haven, 2 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. As always, both members and interested whisky lovers not yet a part of the Society are welcome to attend. Members are encouraged to bring friends to join in the festivities and introduce them to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Looking forward to raising a glass with you in Boston! Tom Smith | Director At The Scotch Malt Whisky Society https://www.eventbrite.com/o/tom-smith-director-at-the-scotch-malt-whisky-society-14814567102

A Taste of Ireland

Private Residence


Irish whiskey is making a strong resurgence in the whiskey industry as the Irish are intent on reclaiming the title of the finest whiskey makers in the world. At its height in the mid-19th century 88 licensed distilleries, producing more than 12m 9-liter cases annually, made Irish Whiskey the largest global spirits category of the time. However, by the mid-1980s only two Irish whiskey distilleries remained. When Cooley Distillery opened in 1987, it was the first independent distillery to begin distilling Irish Whiskey in over 100 years Even as late as 2010, there were still only four distilleries in Ireland in operation producing and selling Irish Whiskey. However, by April 2019 the number of operational whiskey distilleries in Ireland had increased to 24, demonstrating the scale of Ireland's Whiskey Renaissance. On the 16th we'll sample five types of Irish whiskey: · Single Malt · Single Grain · Pot Still · Blend · Peated Single Malt Glassware and light lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 8 whiskey enthusiasts so please reserve a space as soon as possible. Sláinte

Tour of Green Mountain Grain and Barrel (cooperage)

Christmas Hill Road


Over the past two decades, we’ve witnessed a renaissance of sorts in the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement. Local artisans have rekindled the notion that dedicated workers can create beautiful products that enhance our lives rather than merely meet our basic needs. Nowhere is this more evident than in the resurgence of craft breweries and artisan distilleries. But for the artisans to achieve the quality they desire, they require base resources of equally high quality. For the distiller, this means a source of good water, quality grain, and vibrant yeast, the necessary ingredients of whisky. But for the magic to happen, they need one more thing. And that is an oak barrel of the highest quality and most exceptional craftsmanship. Not surprisingly, three Vermont veterans are rising to the challenge and in 2016 founded Green Mountain Grain & Barrel. (https://www.greenmountainbarrel.com/) Located in Richmond, Vermont, the cooperage produces barrels for many of Vermont’s craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries. So, join me on Monday, August 12th when we take a personalized tour of this unique cooperage. ITINERARY 1:00 pm – Depart the Park & Ride in Wilder, Vermont 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Guided tour of the cooperage led by Tony Fletcher, (co-founder of GMG&B) 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Dinner at Prohibition Pig*, Waterbury, VT (http://prohibitionpig.com/) 7:00 pm – Arrive back at the Park & Ride in Wilder, Vermont I know it’s a Monday, but it will be an enjoyable trip and a chance to see first hand the barrels being made for many of the area's craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Event Cost - $15.00* (*The cost includes round trip transportation, the tour of the cooperage and a cocktail/libation at the Prohibition Pig.) To keep the cost down and provide you with an opportunity to select from their entire menu I have not included dinner in the fee. However, their menu is reasonable, and the food is quite good! (http://prohibitionpig.com/

2019 New York City Fall Whiskey Tasting Festival

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ANNOUNCEMENT: This is not a UVWS sponsored event but if you are going to be in the NYC area on September 28th, this would be a fun event to attend. Feel the cool breeze, grab a scarf and view the changing colors of leaves all around. It’s about that time...where whiskey warms. With so much to explore we are excited to host a special whiskey tasting event that will excite your taste buds. Get ready to sip, savor and simmer in great memories. Enjoy an intimate setting with whiskey reps showcasing a few of their top brands! Ticket prices range for $35 - $70 depending on the package selected. For specific details refer to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-new-york-city-fall-whiskey-tasting-festival-tickets-52918840677 Package Includes: 2 Hour Whiskey Tasting (2 1/2 for VIP, VIP Start Time 3:30PM) 15 Tasting Tickets (.25 oz Pours)(More available for purchase - 100% charity) Featured Food & Drink Specials: Vote for Top Brands (hashtag brand and tag @besocialscene) Fun Giveaway (VIP Only) VIP Perks First Time Lyft users, use code BeSocial for $5 in rides! A portion of proceeds benefit a local charity

Past events (3)

WhistlePig Distillery Tour

2139 Quiet Valley Rd


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