Although I never got enough kids to do the earlier kid-friendly meetup, I'd like to do the bottle sharing form instead. So: Come to my house, bring bottles of spirits you like, snacks if you want 'em, and the pleasure of your company.
I'm both a parent – part time – and a whisky lover. Why not combine these things? I'm willing to offer some good bottles and a kid friendly place. My son is 7, my home is capacious, so let's taste good booze and let kids play! Children are optional. I merely want to establish that they are welcome. If you're child free, but like whiskey, please come. Bring drinks! [Update: Postponed to Feb 4]
Three years after our last (very successful) whisky-centric meetup/potluck, we're doing another one at my house! Bring a bottle of something you either like, or haven't tried but are curious about; we take little tastes of each, we compare and contrast, we all go home a little happier, wiser, and tipsier. Obviously, good liquor can be pricy, so if you can't afford an expensive (or even mid-priced) bottle that doesn't mean you aren't welcome! Booze is appreciated, and bringing a bit of food is encouraged, but come one come all. See below for food-pairing suggestions, also please be sure to update the spreadsheet with what food and drink you plan to bring. [more inside]
Secretariat and cortex say Occidental is a pretty great place and we should have a meetup there. And so! Saturday April 6 @ one in the afternoon.
At the last Portland meetup, the subject of a scotch tasting came up. The backstory is long and unnecessary, but the upshot is that we thought it sounded like a hoot and I'm willing to host it at my house in SE Portland (4414 SE Center St., near SE 42nd and Powell). NOTE: The original plan of "five or six different types of scotch" has mutated into "whiskey" in general, to include Irish whiskey and bourbon. [more inside]