October 13: The Great Whisk(e)y Debate


There are many issues on the public’s minds these days: health care, the economy, Afghanistan. But really, these topics pale in comparison to the truly important question of our time: bourbon or scotch whisky?

The Great Whisk(e)y Debate aims to settle this argument (or perhaps start a bunch of new ones) with a fun, interactive experience that highlights the differences and nuances between “America’s Native Spirit” and the “Drink Divine.”

On Tuesday, October 13th, “professors” from both sides of the Pond will be at Rembrandt’s to educate and entertain guests as they debate one another about the history, heritage, qualities and taste of each whisk(e)y.

Ladies and gentlemen, your professors:

  • In this corner, from Edinburgh, Scotland: Simon Brooking, the Master Ambassador for Ardmore and Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
  • And in this corner: David Mays, the “Whiskey Professor” who tours the country on behalf of Knob Creek and The Small Batch Bourbon Collection.

A tasting session will give attendees a new appreciation for the complexities of each whisk(e)y, as well as help them make up their own minds. The debate won’t be settled in one night, but it’s sure to be an enjoyable and enlightening few hours.


The Great Whisk(e)y Debate
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Professors: Simon Brooking and David Mays
Brands: Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, Ardmore and Laphroaig
Cost: $30
Time: 6pm-9pm
RSVP: (714) 528-6222
Note: RSVP is required to attend

909 E. Yorba Linda Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870

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