Wednesday Quiz, Whisky Wench Farewell on Thursday

Tonight: Watkins Wednesday Pub Quiz
Time: 7:30 pm

Join us and our friends and their friends and maybe one or two brainy villains as Bill Watkins delivers the Wednesday Pub Quiz! Bill and his feverish brain will provide 25 questions and a great deal of levity. It really is a wonderful time. Bring your friends, your ringers, even your enemies!

Quiz starts at 7:30 pm.

Thursday, September 3

Wow. The monthly single-malt tastings at Merlins have been awesome, and they will continue, but it is with sadness that we note our dear dear friend Fiona (“The Whisky Wench”) is stepping away from hosting them after this month’s gathering. Please join us on Thursday, September 3 whether you are a participant or not to wish her well! Fiona is such a grand soul. It chokes us up to make a transition…but we’ll solice ourselves with a whisky tasting! Fiona writes:
I hope that you’re doing well and enjoying the remnants of summer! I have some decidedly peaty treats for you this Thursday from Orkney, Islay and Skye! I look forward to delving into the fabulous histories of these islands as we sample their pleasures.

With regrets, this will be my last monthly Scotch tasting at Merlins Rest. I have come to this decision after much deliberation, but sadly the pressures of a monthly tasting are not compatible with my current schedule. After three years, it saddens me to leave; I have met many wonderful fellow Albaphiles, its been delightful to share my country with all of you and in the process I have expanded my own knowledge of pesky/innovative Celts (and Picts)! Thank you for sharing your time with me, and I hope that you will continue going to Merlins on first-Thursdays. This e-mail contact list will be passed on to Mr. John Dingley, who plans to continue monthly tastings. I will carry on updating my website, writing about drams and other things that tickle my fancy!

This week’s drams, full tasting notes are available at:

#1 Scapa “the Orcadian” 16yr (Orkney)

#2 Bruichladdich Waves (Islay)

#3 Caol Ila 10yr – Connoissuers Choice – Gordon & MacPhail (Islay)

#4 Talisker 10yr (Skye)

Come to Merlins Rest on Thursday. We start at 7:30pm-ish, arrive early to get a table and your ticket! $25 per flight of 4, as per usual.

I’m looking forward to it!!


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