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3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA

February 2019

I Heart Scotch

February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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$40 Pay at the Door RSVP: Jack@AtlantaScotchClub.com Valentine’s Day? Maybe my timing isn’t so good, but the whisky that I’ll be pouring on Thursday night certainly is! Dailuaine 16 and Teaninich 12 are a great opening tandem. Our light all-rounder will be Glen Scotia 15 whereas Arran Pomerol Cask Finish at 50% ABV will be our full all-rounder. Next up is Bunnahabhain 6 from Battlehill (Duncan Taylor) at 54.9% ABV. Our final dram will be Laphroaig Cairdeas (2018 Release) at…

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March 2019

The Ides of March

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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The Ides of March Why not celebrate early? The theme of this flight is triplets as I’ve selected 3 pairs of similar whiskies that should be good (and tasty) matches. Glen Moray sherry cask finish and Tomatin (it rhymes with ‘satin’) Dualchas are light, complex and delicious ‘thinking person’s drams’ with Tomatin featuring a virgin oak finish while Glen Moray is sherry cask finished. In our middle weight pairing, Penderyn (Wales) is made on the one-of-a-kind Faraday still and finished…

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April 2019

The Flight of the Light Brigade

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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“Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!” (A reference to Captain Fraser, the founder of Brackla Distillery who was a career soldier, a battlefield-commissioned officer and quiet a character, and Major James Grant, the founder of Glen Grant, who was both a legendary distillery manager and highly-decorated combat commander.) Let’s begin with Glen Grant Major’s Reserve. Grangestone 18-year-old Highland SM (a Total Wine brand) is aged in sherry casks. Our Royal Brackla is a 12-year by Ainsley Brae (a…

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June 2019

BenRiach Launch Party Atlanta

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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“Sure, you’ve been invited to lunch… but have you ever been invited to launch?” NASA-Atlanta: we have a ‘go’ for launch!  There’s no better way to introduce 4 new BenRiach expressions to the Georgia market than (drum roll followed by the Churchill Downs ‘call to the post’ trumpet riff)… by having a LAUNCH PARTY!  And it isn’t difficult.  It’s just a question of gathering a bunch of whisky aficionados and sharing 6 drams of fine BenRiach single malt (including 4…

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Scotch for Summer

June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Scotch for Summer! After a protracted search, two of our illustrious members found 4 bottles of Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve. It is a wonderful aperitif and, incidentally, a fine dram to enjoy during the summer. I can’t understand why Glen Grant malt continues to be only #10 in worldwide Scotch single malt sales. I bought two bottles from an estate sale: Glenfarclas 17 and BenRiach 10. As both were bottled in 2000- 2002 and thus distilled in 1983-1985 and…

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July 2019

New to the Market!

July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Three NEW-TO-MARKET SINGLE MALTS: Glenburgie 15, Armorik Classic NAS & Balmenach 10. We will begin with Glenburgie 15-year from the new Ballentine’s Single Malt range. For second whisky (the ‘tweener), Balblair 10-year, a beauty of an indie bottling from G&M. Highland Queen Majesty is available at Total Wine. Some of the bloggers are sure that it is Glenmorangie, but we're not buying that story. In any event, it’s a grand buy at $46 for a 15-year and 46% ABV Highland…

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September 2019

Scotland Bound!

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Scotland Bound, Scotland Bound, I Wish Y’all Were Also Scotland Bound”…… (I hope to avoid Gordon Lightfoot litigation for use of “Alberta Bound” lyrics): The best way to prepare for a sennight in bonnie Scotland is to partake in some fine malts prior to boarding. Loch Lomond has just released Original, a retromalt from the prior century. Balblair (Martha’s fav) is an awesome malt from the northern Highlands; let’s taste its 2005 vintage (13-yr) at 46%. From the good folks…

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October 2019

Distillery Loot! The MASC 2019 Tour

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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“Whiskies from Distilleries visited during MASC’s 2019 Tour” On 9/15/19 (Saturday), MASC toured Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, Scotland. We will begin with its Elgin Classic ex-bourbon barrel matured single malt which was bottled at 40% ABV. On 9/9/19 (Monday), we dropped by Loch Lomond Distillery to pick-up a bottle of its 2018 Open Championship single malt which includes 3 component spirits fermented with wine yeast. We are excited to tour Teaninich Distillery on 9/11/19 (Wednesday). Let’s taste its 12-Year,…

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November 2019

Whisky Season Has Arrived!

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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November: Whisky Season Has Arrived! It’s likely that you haven’t recently tasted Fettercairn, Glen Ord or GlenAllachie. So, let’s have those 3 and add BenRiach, Balblair and Laphroaig of which you may already be a fan. BenRiach makes excellent all-rounder and digestif style whiskies, but did you know that its Heart of Speyside is one of the best aperitif style whiskies? I buy every bottle of Fettercairn that I come across, so I jumped at its new PX sherry bottling,…

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January 2020

Breaking Out the Good Stuff

January 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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“After 10-days, it’s time for a Break” So, we’re breaking out the good stuff: 6 single malts and lots of comfort food. Glen Moray Sherry Cask Finish (Speyside) is the key malt in two of the top ten best-selling Blended Scotches: Label 5 and Sir Edwards. With its capacity of 6-Mlpa (and plans to increase it to 9-Mlpa), its owner is now making a big effort in the US Single Malt Scotch market. That translates into attractive (low) pricing for…

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Rhum-Ron-Rum

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Think rum, think Caribbean, think 90-degrees” Rum is a spirit that’s distilled either from fermented molasses (a by-product from sugar refining making) or freshly-pressed sugar cane juice. Because of its base material, molasses-based rums generally have a sweet note and flavors of molasses, banana and tropical fruit (their complexity is ramped up by aging them in barrels), while those made with sugar cane juice (like rhum agricole and Cachaça) have pronounced grassy and vegetal notes. Rum is made in sugar…

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February 2020

Rhum Ron Rum Part 2

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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“Think rum, think Caribbean, think 90-degrees”  Rum is a spirit that’s distilled either from fermented molasses (a by-product from sugar refining making) or freshly-pressed sugar cane juice.  Because of its base material, molasses-based rums generally have a sweet note and flavors of molasses, banana and tropical fruit (their complexity is ramped up by aging them in barrels), while those made with sugar cane juice (like rhum agricole and Cachaça) have pronounced grassy and vegetal notes.  Rum is made in sugar…

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April 2020

MASC – Great Fun in the Offing

April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Great Fun is in the Offing! We have 2 fine single-cask, cask-strength bottlings from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (American Branch) and Whisky Exchange’s 10th Anniversary Port Askaig cask-strength!!! I hope that you’re available for short-notice evening of lovely spirits, lots of good food and good fellowship with a lovely group of like-minded folks. You may be familiar with Glen Grant, Glendullan and Caol Ila (that’s what Port Askaig 10-Yr is). But it’s likely that you’ve never tasted Armorik (France),…

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June 2020

Landmark at Last

June 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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We have 2 fine single-cask, cask strength bottlings from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (American Branch) and Whisky Exchange’s 10th Anniversary Port Askaig cask-strength!!! We hope that you’re available for short-notice evening of lovely spirits, lots of good food and good fellowship with a lovely group of like-minded folks. You may be familiar with Glen Grant, Glendullan and Caol Ila (that’s what Port Askaig 10-Yr is). But it’s likely that you’ve never tasted Armorik (France), Linkwood or Braeval (2 Single…

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July 2020

Dare to Dram

July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Dare to Dram? Our lineup is most promising as the six expressions matchup nicely. Heart of Speyside from BenRiach’s is a fine aperitif dram! Glenlivet’s Triple Cask Matured is next. It’s aged in a combo of bourbon, sherry and refill casks. GlenAllachie 12 is matured in a mixture of virgin oak, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and is awesome. Yes, we have been holding out on you: Amrut Naarangi is da bomb. Wolfburn’s Langskip is matured exclusively in…

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August 2020

Tandem Delight

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Tandem Delight, Teaninich-Dailuaine: Diageo’s Teaninich (Highlands) and Dailuaine (Speyside), 2 little-known but never the less top-tier candidates, make a great opening tandem. Have discovered Loch Lomond yet? If not, let’s get started with its lovely 12-year. Is Springbank the top distillery in Scotland? No, it’s the #1 distillery on planet Earth! It also has my favorite 10-year. Tomintoul has a new release: Peaty Tang. We will finish with Highland Park’s Valknut, Vikings series release. I hope that you are able…

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Quest for Whisky with Ed Kohl

August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Dare to Dram? Our lineup is most promising as the six expressions match up nicely. Heart of Speyside from BenRiach’s is a fine aperitif dram! Glenlivet’s Triple Cask Matured is next. It’s aged in a combo of bourbon, sherry and refill casks. GlenAllachie 12 is matured in a mixture of virgin oak, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and is awesome. Yes, we have been holding out on you: Amrut Naarangi is da bomb. Wolfburn’s Langskip is matured  exclusively…

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September 2020

Tour de Écosse – the 6 regions

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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6 Whiskies from 6 Regions: We’ve selected an interesting from each of the 6 Whisky Regions: Lowlands: Auchentoshan American Oak, Highlands: Fettercairn 19-Yr, Speyside: Glenfarclas 17-Yr, Campbeltown: Longrow NAS, Islands: Tobermory 10-Yr, and Islay: Bowmore 18-Yr. It’s a promising whisky flight! I hope that you’re able to join us and bring a friend. Why? Because “good whisky is made great when shared among friends.” Tour Scotland With Us In 2021: As our September 2020 tour has been ‘covidized’, the revised…

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Tour de Écosse – the 3 styles

September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Pop-over for our Pop-up!  I’ve selected three pairs of complementary whiskies in three different styles for our tasting. We’ll begin with Glen Grant (Speyside) Major’s Reserve, a prototypical aperitif-style dram.  Macleod’s Highland Regional Single Malt (from its Glengoyne distillery) is my favorite bargain dram at $40. Bladnoch Samsara (11-yr) is a double-distilled Lowlander and Glen Garioch Founder’s Reserve Highlander are, surprisingly, of a similar astringent whisky style.  We’ll finish up with Talisker (Islands) and Ardbeg (Islay) for a big finish. …

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October 2020

The Chuck Crouch Birthday tasting

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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  It’s October; It’s Chuck Crouse’s B-Day: To celebrate his 70th birthday (he’s not  old, he’s just even par), I’ve selected 6 of Chuck’s favorite whiskies. Glencadam is da bomb!  I just love this style of whisky, because it has a unique taste and interesting complexity.  Glenlivet Triple Cask Matured is just the half step in strength that we seek in the #2 slot.  Here’s a lovely dram that is currently missing from its core line-up:  Arran 14-Year.  But there’s…

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The Connoisseurs Choice

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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5 Speyside & 1 Islay Single Malts: We’ve got some interesting bottles of 5 Connoisseur Choice expressions from distilleries seldom seen in Georgia. When was the last time you saw a bottle (or heard the name uttered) of Auchroisk, Balmenach and Inchgower? And although you may have heard of Glenrothes and GlenAllachie, our 8-year Glenrothes and 14-year GlenAllachie were distilled decades ago. This will also be an ‘explore Speyside’ tasting as they hail from 3 different districts: Central Spey (3),…

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November 2020

Black Friday Bundle

November 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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The best remedy for any lingering ‘turkey overdose’ and ‘over-shopping’ evils is Scotch whisky and I’m quite sure that you’ll find my Rx most enjoyable. This Glencadam is da bomb! I just love this style of whisky, because it for its unique taste and interesting complexity. Glenlivet Triple Cask Matured is the half-step in strength that sought in a #2 slot whisky. Here’s a lovely dram that is currently missing from Arran’s core line-up: Arran 14-Year. But there’s no need…

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