John and I are resting comfortable at my parents located at Wright Patterson Air force Base, OHIO. We drove from chicago to their house in approx 5 hours on Saturday in time for me to spend some quality time with my daughter.
This past Friday we had a great evening at the Forge Club located outside of Chicago. John and I were the feature leading the club members through 5 scotch whiskies all of which were a part of an individual food dish. This was quite a treat as they flew in Salmon from Scotland which was caught the day before. They have a 700 bottle scotch cellar, which is not listed on the web site. Basically, these bottles are anywhere from 20 to 100 years in age. The labels were all quite interesting especially all of the different “blended whisky” brands most of which I have never seen or heard off.
Many thanks to Dave Soto of Sam’s Wine -Lincoln Park for inviting both John and I to conduct educational seminars to both the public and staff about our brands, the history of Scotch Whisky, and our unique journeys in this industry. We cannot stress enough the importance of being able to meet the consumers one on one and have a very honest conversation about Scotch Whisky without the need for a corporate “cue card” dictating our presentations. In the end “Tasting Is Better Than Telling”!!
Many thanks to all of the shops, restaurants, and bars which opened their doors and their pallet to try our brands and experience ‘old world’ quality bottled and presented by the very people who created the brands. We are very confident that their is a new era not only for scotch whisky but for all brown spirits where the consumer is going to demand more from what is in their bottle and the people who present them.
This week John and I will be working the Ohio market.