Scotch drinkers set for a Dram Good Evening

The Castlegar Sunshine 2000 Rotary Club is presenting a "Dram Good Evening" Scotch Tasting Event at Element Club Bar and Grill on June 23.

Glenddich 18 year old scotch

Glenddich 18 year old scotch

For those Castlegar and area residents who appreciate a good scotch – you are in for a treat. The Castlegar Sunshine 2000 Rotary Club is presenting a “Dram Good Evening” Scotch Tasting Event at Element Club Bar and Grill on June 23.

“It’s a fundraiser for the morning club,” said Rick Miller, chair of the organizing committee. “The money will go towards the Green Gym (at Millennium Park). The event is to introduce people in the area to different kinds of scotches.”

Glenfiddich rep Dave Johnston will be on hand and will be pouring nine different scotches from the Highland region for tasting and will be talking about each.

“We’re going to be bringing in some fairly expensive bottles of scotch so people can tell the difference between say a $25 bottle of scotch and a $400 bottle of scotch besides the price. We’re not just going to be saying ‘here’s the scotch’. Every scotch will have an introduction by a presenter. He’ll have a history of the scotch, so it’ll be a bit of an education on those scotches.”

The nine scotches are: Glenfiddich 12 year old; Glenfiddich 15 year old; Glenfiddich 18 year old; Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old; Barlvenie Sherry Cask 17 year old; MacCallan 15 year old Fine Oak; Oban 14 year distillers edition; Glenfarcias 105 Cask Strength; and Dalmore 1263 King Alexander.

Rotary Interactors and their parents will be on hand as well to offer safe rides home to event goers.

Tickets are available at the Element and at Oglow Paints for $75. doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the scotch tasting starting at 7 p.m. Participants get to sample all nine scotches as well as snack on appetizers provided by Element.

“Element is quite well known for their great food,” said Miller. “There will be a wide selection of appies throughout the evening. People can also purchase extra glasses. So if you come across a scotch that you really like and want to try again, that’ll be available for purchase.”