Indulge your passion for whisky by joining Drummond MacDougall's Single Malt Society. You'll experience exclusive tastings, engage with a friendly community of fellow enthusiasts, and deepen your knowledge of this ever-fascinating age-old spirit.
And don't worry if you don't know much about scotch. The Society welcomes new members with open arms, and our ongoing educational segments will quickly help you up your scotch game.
A Schedule of Events
The regular season membership fee is just $299, and includes five regular season tasting sessions, conducted on a roughly every-other-month schedule.
A Curated Scotch Lineup Selected for Each Tasting
Sessions feature a specially-curated lineup of 6 whiskies from a variety of distilleries. Bottles are procured locally, out-of-state, and even from overseas; often times our bottles are not available in Missouri. Tasting notes are provided, along with note sheets where you can jot down your own comments.
Enjoy a Fun & Informative Multimedia Presentation
You'll enjoy a breezy multimedia presentation about the evening's lineup. This might include scotch history, how to enhance your experience, information about the various distilleries we're exploring, or various fun features relating to whisky.
When, Where & How Long
The club meets on a bi-monthly basis at the Marriott St. Louis West Hotel, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141, and take place on Tuesdays starting at 6:30 pm and ending at approximately 8:30.
There is ample free parking on the Marriott Hotel's surface lots and garage.
Many members dine before or after sessions. There is a restaurant at the Marriott, and numerous other dining choices close by.
A Fun Theme for Every Session
Each session has a fun theme that ties the lineup together in some manner. Past themes include...
"Island Hop" and "Highland Fling," where we explore various Scottish whisky-making regions;
"Battle of the Ages," pitting scotches of similar ages against each other;
"Cask Finish Night," featuring whiskies that were cask-finished in some sort of exotic barrel;
"Drummond's Choice," featuring bottles chosen for their value or noteworthiness;
"Names You Never Heard Of," introducing us to less commonly-known single malt brands;
"Blend Blast," in which we delve into the world of finely-crafted blended scotches;
"Blind Tasting," in which the bottles and labels are hidden and we guess what we're tasting;
"World Whisky," an exploration of the many fine whisky products being created around the globe;
"Scotch Archaeology," revisiting classic bottles that newer members might not have tasted;
"Now That's Interesting..." featuring bottles chosen because of some unusual characteristic;
"Japanese Night," where we devoted an entire session to exploring whiskies of Japan.
WHERE WE MEET
The Comfortable and Easily-Accessible Marriott St. Louis West Hotel
A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
The cozy setting and excellent acoustics provide a pleasant environment, condusive to a multimedia presentation.
LOBBY WAITING AREA
Early arrivers can relax in the comfortable hotel lobby as the room is being set up.
The hotel has a restaurant for those wanting to dine before sessions, and there are numerous dining choices close by.
Don't Know Much About Scotch? No Worries!
It is NOT necessary to be experienced in scotch to enjoy your participation in the club. New members join in every year with varying degrees of scotch expertise, and our early-season sessions are designed to help get everyone up to speed.
So don't worry if you're relatively inexperienced, or even a total newbie… you'll be able to easily learn along the way.