ESPY House Bourbon Tasting w/ Todd Eichelberger

THE ESPY HOUSE

Located in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania. was built around 1771. At the time, it was considered one of the
most beautiful homes in all of Bedford. several famous Americans have occupied the house over the years,
but none more so than president George Washington. He used the house as his headquarters during the
Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. Today, the ESPY House is owned by Todd Eichelberger who was inspired so
much by the history of this historic location that he created a whiskey of superior taste and prestige to
commemorate the house and its historic inhabitants.

COLONEL DAVID ESPY

The ESPY House was named after colonel David Espy who was a very influential and prominent business
man and politician In Bedford, Pennsylvania during the late 1700’s. he was also a revolutionary war activist
who Aided troops with supplies and helped keep the peace in a highly volatile period of American history.

TODD EICHELBERGER

Is the owner of ESPY House Spirits LLC and of The Espy House (֊1771).

THE WHISKEY REBELLION

In 1794, congress repealed a tax on distilled spirits, but replaced it with a new one causing the onset of
what was later known as the “Whiskey Rebellion.” Western Pennsylvania residents were unceremoniously
informed that the new tax would be collected, by force if necessary. They felt the tax was unfair and
organized the first rebellion against the fledgling US government. President George Washington mobilized
12,950 troops from eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey under general Harry Lee,
with the intent on quelling the rebellion and asserting the government’s authority to enact and enforce
laws. The rebellion ended with only minor confrontations and no loss of life.

WHISKY MENU:
1. ESPY HOUSE / ‘Washington’s Reserve No. One’ Straight Bourbon / NAS (7-Year) / Barrel
Proof 57-62% ABV (114-124-proof) / Single Barrel # 18 / IB: Espy House (Todd
Eichelberger) / Dist: Green River Distilling Co. (BBC) / USA (Bedford, PA)

2. ESPY HOUSE / ‘George 1794’ Straight Bourbon / NAS (7-Year) / 51% ABV (102-proof) /
IB: Espy House (Todd Eichelberger) / Dist: MGP (Lux) / USA (Bedford, PA)

3. LOT NO. 40 Canadian Rye Whisky / ‘Single Copper Still’ / NAS / 43% ABV (86-Prf) / OB:
Hiram Walker Dist / Brand Owner: Corby Distilleries & Pernod Ricard – Dist Owner:
Pernod Ricard S.A. / CANADA (Windsor, ON)

4. LEOPOLD BROS. Straight Bourbon / 5-Year / ‘Bottled-in-Bond’ / 50% ABV (100-Proof) /
NCF / OB: Leopold Brothers Dist / Dist Owner: Todd & Scott Leopold / USA (Denver, CO)

5. RIEGER’s Kansas City American Whiskey / NAS / 46% ABV (92-Proof) / OB: Jacob Rieger
& Company Distillery / Dist Owner: Messrs Rieger & Maybee / USA (Kansas City, MO)

6. DAD’S HAT Pennsylvania Straight Rye / NAS (4+ years) / 45% ABV (90-Proof) / OB: Dad’s
Hat Craft Distillery / Dist Owner: Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC (Messrs Mihalich &
Cooper) / USA (Bristol, PA)

Leap Year Day 2024

GLENCADAM Single Malt / 1990 Vintage (20-Year) / 43% ABV / IB: Gordon & MacPhail (MacPhail Collection) / Dist Owner: Angus Dundee Distillers PLC (Hillman) / Highland (Eastern) – D: Oct 1990 – B: Mar 2011
FETTERCAIRN Single Malt / 1997 Vintage (19-Year) / 46% ABV / NCF / SC# 120001 (296 btls) / IB: Murray McDavid (Bruichladdich/Rémy Cointreau) / Dist Owner: Whyte & Mackay Ltd. (Emperador Distillers Inc.) / Highland (Eastern)
BLADNOCH Single Malt / 26-year / ‘2020 Talia Edition’ (Red wine casks of American oak) / CS 44% ABV / NCF / OB / Dist Owner: Bladnoch Distillery Ltd. (David Prior) / Lowland (Wigtown, Dumfries)
DALMORE Single Malt / ‘Cigar Malt Reserve’ / NAS / 44% ABV / OB / Dist Owner: Whyte & Mackay Ltd. (Emperador Distillers Inc./Alliance Global Group, Inc.) / Highland (Northern)
BEN NEVIS Single Malt / 10-Year / 43% ABV / IB: Battlehill (Duncan Taylor & Co.) / Dist Owner: The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. Ltd. (Asahi Breweries, Ltd./Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.) / Highland (Western)
LUM REEK Blended Malt Scotch Whisky / ‘Peated’ / 12-Year / 46% ABV / NCF / IB: Harvey MacNair & Co. (GlenAllachie Dist/Billy Walker) / Scotland
LAGAVULIN Single Malt / 12-Year / ‘2018 Special Release’ / CS 57.8% ABV / NCF / OB / Dist Owner: Diageo Scotland Ltd. (Diageo plc) / Islay (Kildalton)

MASC – Tasting
GoodFellas Bar & Grill, 2301 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060 – Ph: (770) 952-8008
$69.99 + $4.20 tax + $7.81 gratuity = $82.00 Ticket Price

Loch Lomond/Glen Scotia/Littlemill w/ Forbes McMullin

Have you ever had a $3000 scotch? Would you like to?

Forbes McMullin of Loch Lomond distillers will be flying to town to visit us. The company has two active distilleries, Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia, and a ‘dead’ distillery, Littlemill, now forever closed, that began in the 1700s.

Forbes will be sharing the following bottles:

Glen Scotia Double Cask
Glen Scotia 15yr
Glengarry
Glengarry 12yr
Loch Lomond 12yr
Loch Lomond 18yr
Loch Lomond Kerr Cellars

One more thing…

Forbes has arranged to get us a price break on the $3000 bottle of Littlemill 27yr,  a thing of true beauty. The club will buy it for $2000 and it would take 50 of us paying $40 each to cover the cost. Are there 50 of us in this new club? No, but our LA club will soak up the rest, so no worries.

Wonder what that pour of Littlemill 27yr would cost you at a bar (we’re talking a nice Vegas casino to even find it)? Well, it would be a $1000 pour per the standard pricing. Now granted, it would be a full bar pour, so let’s say a $333 pour compared to ours. KC Scotch Club will be sampling this scotch and the rest of the above lineup for $45. Cheers!

While the club is still small enough, we’ll be at Andy’s (new) home in Overland Park.

Burns Supper 2024 – LA

Tickets closed. Call 626-676-8182

$95 Dinner and Whisky   –   $60 Dinner Only

Robbie Burns is Scotland’s most famous poet, who wrote Auld Lang Syne and other things that tended to involve food and scotch.   Join us for Supper, Haggis, tributes to Robbie, Plasteredpiece Theater, the Bad Poetry contest, and yes SCOTCH!

Our featured sponsor this year is…. ***Glendronach*** with special guest Jessi Lorraine.  We’ve got SPECIAL bottles this year with some very old releases including the (now) $1800 Glendronach 1968.

There is no better way to celebrate the return to drinking scotch WITH FRIENDS than with this fabulous night.

THE SUPPER

-Carving station-
Prime Rib

-Buffet Items-
Scalloped Potatoes
Asparagus
Green or Caesar Salad
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Dinner Rolls
Pasta Primavera (vegetarian)

—-And, of course, our traditional HAGGIS—-

THE SCOTCH

The Twelves

Glendronach 12yr (Current Release)
Glendronach 12yr Sherry ’80s Release

The Fifteens

Glendronach 15yr Revival (Current Release)
Glendronach 15yr ’90 Release

And More:

Glendronach Peated
Glendronach Portwood
Glendronach 21yr Parliament
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 12

Glendronach 1968 (for the poets)

 

DRUNKEN POETRY CONTEST RULES
(Participation is voluntary, but you will get a pour of Glendronach 1968, no matter how bad your poem is)

  • No more than 8 lines
  • Must include a reference to whisky or scotch
  • The word “frisky” is banned
  • Make us laugh – seriously, no middle-age angst or dead dog poems unless you want the booby prize
  • Haikus are just fine

BRING YOUR KILT!

Burns Supper 2024 – Denver

Robbie Burns is Scotland’s most famous poet, who wrote Auld Lang Syne and other things that tended to involve food and scotch. Join us for Scotch Club traditions for the first time in Denver: Supper, Haggis, tributes to Robbie, Plasteredpiece Theater, the Bad Poetry contest, and yes SCOTCH!

Our featured sponsor this year is Glenmorangie with special guest host, Dan Crowell.

This year’s winning poet will have his or her name emblazoned on the Burns Trophy. Infamy!

There is no better way to celebrate the return to drinking scotch WITH FRIENDS than with this fabulous night.

THE SUPPER

Prime Rib
Neeps and tatties
Veggies

(contact us for vegetarian options and dinner only options)

—-And, of course, our traditional HAGGIS, addressed by Charles Sherwood—-

THE SCOTCH
Glenmorangie X welcome cocktail
Glenmorangie 10yr
Glenmorangie 18yr
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Glenmorangie Signet
Glenmorangie Barrel Select Palo Cortado 12yr
Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15yr batch 3
Glenmorangie A Tale of Tokyo
Glenmorangie Burgundy Finish (’90s Release)

Glenmorangie 1977 (for the poets)

DRUNKEN POETRY CONTEST RULES
(participation is voluntary, but you will get a pour of Glenmorangie 1977, no matter how bad your poem is)

No more than 8 lines
Must include a reference to whisky or scotch
The word “frisky” is banned
Make us laugh – seriously, no middle-age angst or dead dog poems unless you want the booby prize
Haikus are just fine

BRING YOUR KILT!

Burns Supper 2024 – SD

Robbie Burns is Scotland’s most famous poet, who wrote Auld Lang Syne and other things that tended to involve food and scotch. Join us for Supper, Haggis, tributes to Robbie, Plasteredpiece Theater, the Bad Poetry contest, and yes SCOTCH!

Our featured sponsor this year is…. ***Balblair / AnCnoc (Knockdhu) ***  with special guest host, Rachel Peter.

This year’s winning poet will have his or her name emblazoned on the Burns Trophy. Infamy!

There is no better way to celebrate the return to drinking scotch WITH FRIENDS than with this fabulous night.

THE SUPPER

$65 with whisky – $40 Supper Only

Meat Pie
Neeps and Tatties
Veggies

(contact us for vegetarian options and dinner only options)

THE DESSERT
Optional add-on – $10
Chocolate Lava Cake

—-And, of course, our traditional HAGGIS, complete with an address to the haggis by Charlie Fleischer!—-

THE SCOTCH

Balblair
Balblair 12yr
Balblair 15yr
Balblair 18yr
Balblair K&L Single cask 2006 – 2019 First Fill Oloroso Sherry

Two older bottlings:
Balblair 2002 10yr
Balblair 1999
Balblair K&L Single cask 2006 – 2019 First Fill Oloroso Sherry

anCnoc (Knockdhu distllery)
anCnoc 12yr
anCnoc 18yr

Old Pulteney 1989 (for the poets)

DRUNKEN POETRY CONTEST RULES
(participation is voluntary, but you will get a pour of Old Pulteney 1989, no matter how bad your poem is)

No more than 8 lines
Must include a reference to whisky or scotch
The word “frisky” is banned
Make us laugh – seriously, no middle-age angst or dead dog poems unless you want the booby prize
Haikus are just fine

BRING YOUR KILT!

Burns Supper 2024 – Loch Lomond/Glen Scotia

Robert Burns Supper 2024
*Loch Lomond / Glen Scotia Distilleries*
January 18, 2024 (Thursday) @ 7:00PM
7:00PM Cocktails; 7:30PM Dinner

Tickets: $79.99 + tax and gratuity = $92.79 Total Ticket Price

Forbes A. McMullin Jr., Vice President (USA)
Loch Lomond Group
Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Supper

Soup, Salad, Chicken/Salmon/Steak, Side & Dessert

Whisky

Welcoming Cocktail
Glen Scotia Double Cask
Glen Scotia 15yr
Glen Scotia Victoriana
Loch Lomond 12yr
Loch Lomond 14yr
Loch Lomond 18yr

Holiday Tasting – The Christmas Bunnies

It’s that time of year again!

Scotch and Food and white elephant Scotch! Feats of strength! Airing of grievances!

Potluck food, so please bring a dish to share. Our host Mike is making chili! Our potluck planning is at: https://www.PerfectPotluck.com/LVRE8663

This year’s feature, by popular demand… Bunnahabhain, a distillery once viewed as an Islay also-ran, has found renewed popularity with new releases that focus more on using a wide variety of casks. We’ll only have four, so we’ll pour them deeper.

We’re also doing our usual scotch mini (1 to 2oz) white elephant gift exchange. Bring something good from your collection, wrapped or bagged but labeled clearly! DM Adam if you have any questions or need mini bottles.

The Scotch

Bunnahabhain 2004 Old Particular Midnight Series 18yr
Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2023 Release Canasta cask
Bunnahabhain 2008 Moine Bordeaux cask
Bunnahabhain Cask Strength 12yr

We’ll also have a Monkey Shoulder cocktail and will be pouring generous (1.5oz) pours of each (2 or 3 times our normal pours.)

The address in Rancho P will be sent to attendees.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – LA

Join LA Scotch Club for our saddest Holiday party ever, as we say goodbye to a few distilleries (yet again) by partaking of their mortal liquid remains. We’ll try four dead distilleries, likely Glen Albyn 1974 Blackadder, North Port 1976 Cadenhead’s 19yr, Coleburn 1978 Cadenhead’s 17yr, Lochside 15yr Connoisseur’s Choice, then cheer up and try four overseas-only bottles of the Whisky Trail by our friends at Elixir (Ben Nevis, Carsebridge, Croftengea, Caol Ila.) We are limited top about 15 people. Please RSVP (free for now) so we have a headcount. We’ll do our traditional potluck.

The location will be a private home in N. Hollywood. Andy Smith will be flying in for this one.

Advent Calendar 2023

1. Glenallachie 2008 Duncan Taylor 14yr Sherry Cask

2. Caperdonich 2000 21yr CS for TWE

3. Rum C.A.D.C SA (Venezuela) 2005 Duncan Taylor 17yr

4. Black Bull 18 yr Tale of Two Legends

5. Auchentoshan 2007 Artist Collective 13yr for LMDW

6. Loch Lomond 18yr Single Cask Nation

7. Orkney 2005 Signatory Cask Strength 18yr Sherry Butt

8. Highland Park 2004 Duncan Taylor 18yr Sherry Cask

9. Ledaig 2006 Sherry Cask – The Whisky Show 2022 15yr

10. Talisker 2012 Old Particular 10yr

11. Secret Speyside 2005 Signatory Cask Strength 15yr Sherry Butt

12. Thomson Manuka Wood Smoke Cask for TWE

13. Royal Brackla 2011 Duncan Taylor 11yr Sherry Cask

14. Caol Ila Black Friday 2022 Release 16yr

15. Cooley 2002 19yr Rum Finish Gleann Mor

16. Black Friday 2020 Release 22 yr Highland

17.Rum Hampden (Jamaica) 2007 Duncan Taylor 14yr

18. Cu Bocan (Tomatin) 2010 12 yr Batch 1 rum cask

19. Glentauchers 2008 Duncan Taylor 14yr Sherry Cask

20. Black Friday 2021 Release 22yr Speyside

21. Glentauchers 2008 Duncan Taylor 14yr Sherry Cask

22. Black Friday 2021 “Speyside” 22yr

23. Miltonduff 2008 Duncan Taylor 14yr

24. Glen Grant 2000 Signatory CS 22yr Sherry Finish for TWE

25. Laphroaig 2004 Octave Premium 17yr