Folk Jam Tuesday, Whisky on Thursday

Tonight: Folk Jam
7:30 pm

It’s Tuesday and the instruments are out! Join a host of friends up here as they jam without amps or mics. It’s a little thing we like to call the Folk Jam: mandolins, guitars, simple percussion, fiddles, etc. Fantastic stuff.

See you tonight!

Thursday, June 4, 7:30 pm

Fiona, aka the Whisky Wench, reports that our next single-malt tasting will feature two bottles you won’t find anywhere else–because the distilleries have been destroyed! When we run dry, your luck in finding these beauties runs dry too. So capitalize on this next single-malt tasting and live a bit of history before it becomes something you can only read about.

The tasting card:

#1: Lochside 13yr (Eastern Highland). Closed 1992, demolished in 2005.
#2: Speyburn Brandan Orach (Speyside) – Still open!
#3: Glendronach 12yr (Speyside) – Still open!
#4 Pittyvaich 12yr (Speyside). Closed 1993, demolished 2002.
Cost: $25/person. Cheers to the Wench!

Saturday, June 6
All invited!

Bird is the word, friends. The merlin, for example, has obvious appeal to us at Merlins Rest (for merlin is the raptor, the magician who unites the lore of the Isles, and the Spitfire engine that did much to enable the saving of England during World War II). But we’re talking about raptors today. Specifically, the peregrine falcon and a very special opportunity to witness this incredible conservation work going on right now.

The Raptor Restoration Program has done some absolutely fantastic work in Minnesota and our neighboring states. Yer publican John Dingley, who routinely lets loose his bird brain during our Sunday night pub quizzes, has been involved for many years.

On Saturday, June 6, John and our very good friends Teresa McCormick and Bob Anderson will lead a tour along the Mississippi River to Maiden Rock. Participants will get a first-hand look at the restoring of the peregrine falcon population–a truly admirable and impressive undertaking in our region.

Freedom Park in Prescott will be part of the tour and offer a gorgeous view from 400 feet up the cliff!

A tour bus will offer three pick up and drop off sites, one of which is at Merlins Rest (8:00 am pick up, 4:00 pm drop off). Fee for the tour: $42 (for a very worthy cause). Questions? Register? Call 651-855-8515.

The informational flyer can be downloaded here in PDF: Dingleys_Adventure.

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