Flag of my father- Remember our troops both past and present

Flag of my father- Remember our troops both past and present.
by Jeffrey Topping

I would like to thank all of the forum members , their friends, and families for their service to their country. In the USA we celebrate Memorial Day as a weekend celebration to honor the fallen and the living. To never forget the past so as not to re-live it in the future.

A special mention for my father deceased active duty Captain Douglas C. Topping, 1976.

Catain Douglas Topping, USAF, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing


Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11 , and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

This weekend the Flag of my father will once again see the light of day.

The Wild Scotsman

Wild Scotsman Cigar Release with The Party Source

Wild Scotsman Cigar Release with The Party Source
by Jeffrey Topping

Join me on Tuesday June 10th at River Rock Bar and Grill for the Party Source Cigar Night featuring the brands of Rocky Patel Cigar and Wild Scotsman.

Wild Scotsman Limited edition of 340 boxes and Wild Scotsman Black Label Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 200ml bottle set just in time for father’s day. My passion for scotch is only equaled by cigars and this set is one of a kind. The whisky is my signature cigar malt but in a 200 ml bottle. The cigars are 6×52 ring gauge, Connecticut Maduro Broad leaf wrapper with filler and binder from Nicaragua.

Great Raffle prizes including one (1) Wild Scotsman Ashtray made right here in the USA by our friends at Grammworks

Flag of my father- Remember our troops both past and present.

Flag of my father- Remember our troops both past and present.
by Jeffrey Topping

I would like to thank all of the forum members , their friends, and families for their service to their country. In the USA we celebrate Memorial Day as a weekend celebration to honor the fallen and the living. To never forget the past so as not to re-live it in the future.

A special mention for my father deceased active duty Captain Douglas C. Topping, 1976.

Catain Douglas Topping, USAF, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing


Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11 , and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis’ birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.

In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

This weekend the Flag of my father will once again see the light of day.

The Wild Scotsman

Wild Scotsman Whisky Party at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club Part Deux

Wild Scotsman Whisky Party at Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club
Jeffrey Topping

Yeah, we drained the pool at our last event so the Wild Scotsman is back for a Part Deux at the Crystal Tree!

come join me at Crystal Tree Country Club for a party by the pool only a Wild Scotsman can hold. Come meet the madness behind the brand, Jeffrey Topping aka The Wild Scotsman. He will be featuring several very limited addition numbered bottlings of Scotch whisky.

Date: Tuesday August 20, 2013

You must be a member to attend.

Wild Scotsman Single Cask Series

Available products for sale that night:
Wild Scotsman Black Label Cigar Scotch Malt Whisky
Wild Scotsman 15yr Vatted Scotch Malt Whisky
Wild Scotsman 21yr Single Cask Single Malt North Islay
Wild Scotsman 10yr Single Cask Single Malt Glenrothes
Wild Scotsman 22yr Single Cask Single Malt Bunnahabhain
Blend No. 888

Location:
10700 West 153rd Street
Orland Park, IL 60462


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Wild Scotsman Project via @kickstarter

Wild Scotsman Project via @kickstarter
by Jeffrey Topping

We have 20 days left in my Kickstarter campaign. I am seeking your support to raise funds to shoot a documentary on being both and Independent Scotch Whisky Bottler and Brand of Scotch Whisky. With donations of $25 or more you will have the opportunity to download our full September video shoot a full month before everyone else gets to see the mini episodes online. Click here to learn more.

Here is a quick article from Wandr’ly Magazine featuring a story from the road. Click Here

Boothapalooza II Room 101 Cigar Bash at Leaning House Fine Cigars

Boothapalooza II Room 101 Cigar Bash at Leaning House Fine Cigars
by Jeffrey Topping

Come join me at Leaning House Fine Cigars in Belle Vernon, PA for a great weekend of Cigars and Scotch. Meet cigarman Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars and The Wild Scotsman aka Jeffrey Topping of Wild Scotsman Whisky.

Room 101 Daruma Cigar

Friday June 14: Matt Booth Cigar Night with The Wild Scotsman
Saturday June 15: Room 101 Cigar Event with a Rock and Roll after party.

Gold Medal Winner

Leanning House Cigars
21 State St
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

Not a member of Cigar Rights of America (CRA)? No worries CRA Ambassador, The Wild Scotsman Jeffrey Topping, will be on hand to sign you up!


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New Wild Scotsman Single Cask 22yr for Spring

New Wild Scotsman Single Cask 22yr for Spring
by Jeffrey Topping

hand signed labels

Spring is almost here and its time to release a new dram for the occasion. I have been busy getting labels made and signed for a Single Cask, Single Malt, bottled at cask streangth 49% alc./vol from our friends at the Bunnahabhain Distillery located on the Isle of Islay. If you are a fan of this wonderful distillery than this bottling should be a treat as it has been aged for 22 years to reach perfection or at least to my perfection.

Labels ready to sign

Distribution will be limited, however, keep your eyes open in KY, IN, and IL for this one off expression in late May or early June.

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  • having cask samples sent from a Scottish distillery today. Cannot wait to nose them to see if they are ready for bottling. #
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