October 01, 2010

November Scotch Tasting - head to Smiths Falls on Saturday!

As cold evenings set in and Christmas lights go up all over the city, the whisky bottles seem to find their way to the front of the cabinet and there's less inclination to shake up an icy martini or pour some chilled Prosecco. Not that it's unheard of to drink Scotch in the summer, but somehow a wee dram on a chilly evening is just the thing.

November 30th is St Andrews Day, Scotland's official national day, honouring the patron saint of Scotland. Perhaps it's the lack of a coloured beer, but somehow St Andrews Day isn't celebrated quite as much in Canada as St Patrick's Day. If someone wants to come up with a formula for tartan beer, I'm sure this would all change.

In any event, we have one remaining GrapeScot Scotch tasting in November, so hope to see you on Saturday in Smiths Falls.Feel free to don your finest tartan regalia, if you possess any, and, while there won't be any tartan beer, there will be great Single Malt Scotches, good food, some Scottish music, a little education and a lot of fun.

The Rideau Canal Museum is holding its annual Scotch Tasting fundraiser on Saturday, November 27th at 7pm. For a mere $40, sample great Single Malt Scotches, savour some tasty food, enjoy some music, and take the opportunity to win some great prizes. This is always a jolly evening with an enthusiastic crowd. Hope to see you there. Contact 613 284 0505 for advance tickets only.

The next Scotch Tasting at DiVinos on Preston Street is on April 14th 2011. For reservations, email events@divinowinestudio.com

And the photo above? Any ideas? Clue - not Camp Fortune.