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Monday
Mar232015

Whiskey Pairings Dinner -The Menu is Set!

Would you like to experience one of New Brunswick’s “best kept secrets”?  In just a few weeks, the Gathering of the Scots will Perth-Andover will host their “8th Annual Whisky Pairings Dinner” (Saturday, April 11th) at the Perth Elks Lodge.

 

“An amazing evening of expertly prepared courses, carefully “paired” with some of Scotland’s best single malt whiskys”, says events coordinator John Lang.  “Our committee members work very hard months in advance organizing this wonderful evening of food & drink.”

 

Guests at this year’s “Pairing” will be served 5 delicious courses throughout the evening expertly paired with some of Scotland’s best single malts (see menu below).  Live Celtic music provided by Kate Scheidler and family with serenade the event along with interesting presentations and door prizes!

 

The format for this event is “8 tables of 8” – 64 seats in total.  Let our evening’s master of ceremonies John Lang will lead you through the wonderful world of Scottish whisky as they accent each and every menu selection!

 

Plans are now complete and tickets are on sale ($70 each) at Nissen’s Market in Perth-Andover.  Don’t be disappointed – get you tickets soon!

 

For more information on this year’s Gathering of the Scots Whisky Pairings Dinner, contact Rod MacIntosh (273-6710) or John Lang (273-2875).

 

 

COURSE

MEAL

WHISKY

1

Blueberry Gazpacho

Glenmorangie 18

2

Three-Cheese Phyllo Parcels

with spiced honey glaze

Bowmore 12

3

Shaved Fennel and Pear Salad

with sherry vinaigrette

Glenlivet 18

4

Lamb Chops

with scalloped potato stacks, herbs

and pistachio brussel sprouts

Talisker 57

5

Scottish Raspberry Hazelnut Cranachan

An Cnoc 12

 

Please Note:  "As this is a set menu, unfortunately we will be unable to accommodate substitutions due to food allergies. Thank you for understanding."


Friday
Feb272015

Whisky Pairing Dinner April 11 2015 @ Perth Elks' Hall

Here is a list of the Whiskies we're serving  April 11, 2015 at the GOS Whisky-Pairing Dinner, as given to me by John Lang.

Flavour Profiles of 5 proposed Single Malts for 2015 Whisky Pairings Dinner, April 11
With % alcohol by volume and no. of bottles in NB on Feb. 1/ 15
1.    An Cnoc 12 , $67.99, 40% abv, 120 in NB
Light, spicy, demarara sugar, butterscotch, cinnamon, single cream, white wine, golden syrup, vanilla, drying oak, smooth, honey, lemon, apple, floral
2.    Bowmore 12 , $49.78, 40% abv, 600 in NB
Peat smoke, bergamot, orange zest, floral, heather, honey, vanilla, sea spray, fruity, sherry, cocoa, boiled sweets, caramel, white sugar
3.    Glenlivet 18 , $89.99, 43% abv, 240 in NB
Berries, walnuts, sultanas, sherried orange peels, barley sugars, fudge, smoke, oak, honey, apples, cut herbs-spearmint & fennel, creamy mouth feel, liquorice, cinnamon, ginger, carmelized pears, shortbread, ideal aperitif, heather, scent of peony, balance between sweetness and malty dryness
4.  Glenmorangie 18 , $157.99, 43% abv, 35 in NB
Dried tropical fruit, honey, malt, floral-jasmin, dates, figs, woodsmoke, Oloroso sherry, walnuts, hazelnuts, greek yogurt, grapefruit, berry compote, lychee, crème brulee, creamy vanilla
5.   Talisker 57 North , $169.99, 57% abv, 120 in NB
Big, bold, beefy, sweet citrus, pork, bacon, rich peat smoke, pepper, butter, tar, chili powder, dry wood, lemon juice, manuka honey, sea spray, kelp, ginger, creamy toffee.
Food menu to follow.    

Monday
May262014

Heavy Metal at the Gathering!

“Heavyweight Athletics Rule” at the Gathering of the Scots, with amateur and professional – male and female divisions alike will take the field beginning Saturday (10:00 AM).  From Halifax to Ottawa – from New Hampshire to Maine - and beyond, they are all planning to take top honors from the field in 2014!  

The “next generation” will take the field Saturday morning (9:00 AM) when the “Junior” competition begins.  Members of our own Southern Victoria Junior Heavy Athletics Program will compete against all-comers from Ontario and Nova Scotia.  

Come and cheer your favorite thrower!!!

 

Masters:
Dirk Bishop
Kevin Robinson
Berle Conrad
Mark Currier
Sean Borland
Jim Nickerson
Danny Steele
Joe Hall
Terry McKay
Bryan MacLean
 
Pros:
Greg Hadley
Matt Doherty
Danny Frame
Neil Lowry
Matt Hand
Rob Meulenberg
Jasen VonGuinness
Adam Ogilvie
Bill Waddell
 
Women:
Heidi Lowry
Jennifer Paterson
Wendy McCrea
Sandi Conrad
Megan Sullivan
 
Amateurs:
Mark Fournier
Sean Simms
Scott McHugh
 
Juniors:
Scott Bishop
Lucas Robinson
Mason Crain
Declan Boone
Colby McLean