May 1: Whisky Tasting (8:30 pm) & Pub Quiz Answers

wench.jpgTonight: Whisky Tasting with the Whisky Wench
Theme:
Whiskeys from Around the World
Time: 8:30 pm

Fiona, aka the Whisky Wench, will lead the next Whisky Tasting tonight at 8:30 pm. This is a later start time than our previous tastings, so please be aware of that.

This time around the Scotchness of Scotch is being scotched in favor of “Whiskeys from Around the World.” Maybe that means Wales and Ireland; maybe that means Japan. You’ll have to pop through and see what she’s lined up for us.

The details: $25 flat fee to participate, 4 – 5 grand pours from our extensive stock. Give this community event a try, friends. It’s great fun and really really great whisky. Cheers to the Wench!

PUB QUIZ ANSWERS

The answers (and questions) to John Dingley’s April 27 pub quiz follow:

1. Who wrote A Modest Proposal and A Tale of a Tub among other works?
Jonathan Swift

2. What is the name of the tallest mountain in the British Isles?
Ben Nevis

3. James Karl Buck helped free himself from an Egyptian jail with a one-word blog post from his cell phone. What kind of blog was it?
Twitter

4. Who signed the bill into law that created Yellowstone National Park?
US Grant

5. On this day in 1746 – King George II won the battle of Culloden. What was the name of the man he defeated?
Bonnie Prince Charlie

6. Name the only family of birds that uses its tail as a prop?
Woodpeckers

7. Where would you expect to find the Grampian Mountains?
Scotland

8. Sturnus vulgaris is the scientific name of what common bird?
Starling

9. The Anglo-American accord that survives to this day came about when two British and two American diplomats sat down to thrash it out. They were chaired by a Canadian. Who was the US President that proposed this meeting?
US Grant

10. Robert Klein and his friend Craig Harrell made a bet that the one who lost the bet by not losing enough weight would do something for the other. What was it?
Mow lawn in dress

11. This bird is the fastest flying bird in level flight reaching speeds of well over a 100mph. It belongs to the family Apodidae. It breeds in central Asia and a few other places in the north and migrates as far south as Australia. What is it?
Needle Tailed Swift

12. When two species find themselves in the same ecological niche one will diverge or become this. What will it become?
Extinct

13. Troon famous for golf is in what part of Scotland?
Ayrshire

14. Jeremy Hall professes a desire to serve his country while it fights terrorism. He has filed a lawsuit alleging he’s been harassed and his constitutional rights have been violated. The suit names Defense Secretary Robert Gates. What is different about him?
Atheist

15. Carpodacus mexicanus is a bird native to Mexico, California and the Western US. In the 1940’s some of these birds were released in New York and have expanded their population to where it joins up with the western birds. Its habits are similar to the common House Sparrow and is often seen where House Sparrows are seen. What is the common name of this bird?
House Finch

16. What is the capital of the Canadian Province, Nova Scotia?
Halifax

17. Yellow-fronted, White, Gray-breasted, Golden-naped and Black-cheeked are all common names of birds in what family?
Woodpeckers

18. The Ayrshire dairy cow comes from what country?
Scotland

19. Human beings may have had a brush with what 70,000 years ago?
Extinction

20. A common member of this family has the scientific name of Apus apus which means footless, footless. What is the common name of this bird?
Swift

21. Poa pratensis and Lolium perenne are species that are non native to the US, however, they are of great economic importance. Most of you will come into contact with one or other of them regularly throughout the non winter months. What are they?
Grasses/bluegrass/ ryegrass

22. “No one provokes me with impunity” is the motto of what country?
Scotland

23. There are only three birds in the US and Canada not protected by law. Name them?
H. Sparrow, R. Pigeon, Starling

24. Who was the US president born on this day?
US Grant

25. Walter Lantz was born on this day in 1900 he created a famous cartoon character. What is the characters name?
Woody Woodpecker


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