Annual Christmas Party

RCWS tradition is to hold our annual Christmas Party in January. It gets us away from having to compete with company and family parties. This year we stuck with the tradition.

Our party last week was a tremendous success. Here is how the party works: Each member brings at least one unopened bottle of whisky (we coordinate this effort so not two bottles are the same). Each member brings great food to share. And each member brings a bunch of friends. These “rules” resulted in over 40 different bottles of whisky, over 80 friends and family members, and a bunch of great food.

This party, which kicks off the year, is when we induct new members. Erik B. was introduced as member #72. He has been on the waiting list since May of 2015 and has been a regular guest at the meetings.

The party was a blast and THANK YOU to everyone who came. And THANK YOU to Tom and Rob who arranged for the facility. It was perfect!

We have several great things we are working on for 2019. One is a collaborative effort with a local cigar lounge for a meeting in the fall. We have also spoken to a couple Missouri distilleries about presenting their products at one of our meetings. It’s going to be a great year!

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The Largest Distillery You’ve Never Heard Of!

This past Friday was the latest meeting of the River City Whisky Society and it was a good one. We were recently contacted by Brad Duncan, the Market Manager (MO) for Midwest Grain Products (MGP), the largest distillery you have never heard of. Read more »

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The Expensive Ones

High Dollar Night….always a great night! Read more »

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Peat & Sherry

Our May meeting was titled, Peat & Sherry. Sherry is always sweet, but Peat can be a bit of a jerk..all bitter and such.After all, look at the photo of Peat here. It’s not pretty. Read more »

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Old Grand Dad…Really?

I have recently been sampling some of the un-sung heroes of the bourbon industry. Read more »

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Campbeltown – Whisky, not Soup

At the end of March we held our regular tasting and decided that the theme would be Campbeltown Malts. Read more »

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A visit from Pinckney Bend

The November tasting of the River City Whisky Society was a really good one. Ralph Haynes, of Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven (MO), came by with several of their expressions for us to try. Read more »

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Lowland!

Just last week the River City Whisky Society met for a Lowland Scotch tasting. Read more »

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High Dollar Night

Last week we held the annual High Dollar – Members Only night. Read more »

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The bourbon tasting

Recently I led a bourbon tasting for a friend. Read more »

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