North Shore Whisky Club

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Julio's Liquors "Go Whisk(e)y Weekend" Event!

Ladies & Gentlemen,
If time (& gas money) permits, our good friends at Julio's Liquors located at 140 Turnpike Road (Rt. 9), Westborough, MA 01581 are having their annual Go Whisk(e)y Weekend event which kind of spills into early next week with events on Wednesday 2/22, Thursday 2/23, Friday 2/24 and of course the weekend with the "Grand Dram" tasting being held on Sunday 2/26 from 1pm-4pm

Many of the events they have available are free of charge but some have entry fees.

For directions click here and any other info you would need to know can be found on their website or the event flyer.

We can't say for sure if we'll be there for all of it but you might just see us there for some of it!
George & Darren

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bruichladdich Single Malt Tasting - RE-CAP:

Here's a quick re-cap of our Bruichladdich Single Malt Whisky Tasting that happened on 1/20/17.

What an evening! What a great job Thomas Carrara did! So much was packed into a flavorful evening for sure. George was unfortunately unable to attend but certainly joined us in spirit from his red-eye flight from Vegas...

Bruichladdich is one of our favorite distilleries and it's not hard to understand why.

Selections for the evening:
Bruichladdich - The Botanist Gin
Bruichladdich - Classic Laddie - Scottish Barley
Bruichladdich - Islay Barley - Rockside Farm 2007
Port Charlotte - Scottish Barley
Port Charlotte - Islay Barley
Octomore 6.1
Octomore 7.3
Octomore 7.4
Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1

There wasn't much of the Black Art so Thomas selected trivia winners to enjoy a taste of that and give their impressions.

Thomas did a fantastic job running through the storied history of the Bruichladdich distillery and where it fits in the whisky world both geographically and otherwise!

We had approximately 45 people attend and I'll let the pictures tell the story...

Gift pack giveaway won by Jay Silva!

 Gretchen: Black Art trivia winner (she wins everything!)

 Eddie answered one of the trivia questions (with some help from Darren)...

Cigars on the deck in January!? What the what??

We had a great mix of newcomers and folks that have joined us before but everyone certainly seemed to enjoy the company, the education and the whisky!

We partnered with Norfolk Wine & Spirits (Norfolk, MA) which generated some business from the event not the least of which were 2 Black Art purchases!

We also gave away a Bruichladdich gift pack with 3 each 200ml bottles in it.

Lastly, we had a bottle of Glencadam 15 year old that we opened and shared with those who were able to hang out for a bit. We thought it might be a good idea to bring that for those who were growing weary of all the peat!

Many thanks again to Thomas as well as Norfolk Wine & Spirits and all who attended! You all made it a complete success and we can't wait to begin planning the next one!
Darren & George

Sunday, January 29, 2017

NSWC Business Cards!

Business cards on order! Nice to have them branded with the logo and all.

Heh, Whisky Advancers...

Frontsies & backsies...

Monday, December 19, 2016


The North Shore Whisky Club presents our next tasting event & first of 2017!

Join us on Friday, January 20th, 2017 from 7-9pm
at the Melrose Fish & Game Club located just through the parking lot of the Mount Hood Golf Club, Melrose, MA

We will be tasting some fabulous expressions from the iconic island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland - exploring a diverse selection of single malt whiskies from Bruichladdich distillery.

OUR HOST - Thomas Carrara, Bruichladdich's Local Brand Specialist will take us through unique whiskies from this innovative and storied distillery!

All the distillery's whiskies are sold as single malts and we will have variations of unpeated as well as peated expressions - in fact, Octomore (depicted above), is the peatiest whisky in the world!

Light hors d'oeuvres & spring water will also be provided between tastings.

($20/pp - includes commemorative glass)

To sign up, please send an e-mail to:

We appreciate your support and please also follow us on:

George & Darren

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Scotch Test Dummies & NSWC Live Show Reviewing Lagavulin 8 & 16:

Many thanks to the Scotch Test Dummies, Scott and Bart for including us in their Live Show format!
We had a blast and enjoyed every moment.

Click below to watch the show:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

North Shore Whisky Club - Live with The Scotch Test Dummies!

Ladies & Gentlemen & kids of all ages (21 & older...)!

We are excited to announce that George 'Chag' & Darren will be on the next Scotch Test Dummies 'live feed' show taking place on Sunday, December 4th at 3pm ET (2pm CT)! They are our favorite Denver Broncos fans...

Um... yeah,
So moving on...

We will be sampling, discussing and otherwise 'hob-knobbing' about the new Lagavulin 8 YO whilst comparing it to its 16 year old brother. Should be a fun time, we hope you can tune in!

Go to their YouTube channel to see it live - here: Scotch Test Dummies YouTube Channel

As an added bonus you will also get live updates on the Rams vs. Patriots AND Broncos vs. Jaguars
Cheers & Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Chag & Darren

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Whisky Tastings Upcoming Nov/Dec 2016:

For your information - below is a listing of some good upcoming local whisky tastings in and around the Boston, MA area.

Saturday - Nov. 5th - Julio's Liquors - Westborough, MA - 'Whisky Roadshow' (2-4pm)
140 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

Thursday - Nov. 10th - Total Wine - Everett, MA - Whisky Seminar (6:30-8:30pm)

Thursday - Nov. 17th - Taj Hotel - Boston, MA - Whisky Extravaganza (7-9pm)

Saturday - Dec. 3rd - Kappy's Liquors - Medford, MA - Holiday Scotch Tasting (2-5pm)
10 Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155
George & Darren