EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! NEWBIES ARE WELCOME!
Admission to All 2024 Tasting Events
Exclusively-Curated Bottle Lineups
Educational & Fun Presentations
Many Bottles Sourced from Out-of-Town and Overseas
Socializing with Fellow Scotch Enthusiasts
Calling all whisky lovers! Join our palate-pleasing exploration of the mysteries of scotch as we enjoy the magic behind every sip of this legendary liquid.
Indulge in your Passion for Whisky
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.
Why join the Single Malt Society?
Enjoy a Calendar of Fun Events to Attend Throughout the Year!
The regular season membership includes five tasting events, conducted on a roughly every-other-month schedule. Each session will feature a fun theme, with an informative and fun presentation about the bottles we sample and the distilleries that created them.
Sample Carefully-Curated Lineups of Interesting and Sought-After Whisky!
Sessions feature a specially-selected lineup of 6 whiskies procured locally, out-of-state, and even overseas; often times our bottles are not available in Missouri. Tasting notes are provided, along with note sheets to jot down your own comments.
Join Our Community of Fellow Whisky Aficionados and Make New Friends!
Club Membership connects you with a vibrant community of fellow whisky enthusiasts. It's an opportunity to build meaningful connections with others who appreciate whisky, as you deepen your knowledge of this ever-fascinating, age-old spirit.
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.
Where We Meet
Marriott St. Louis West Hotel
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.
Free Parking. There is ample free parking on the Marriott Hotel's surface lots and garage.
Restaurants. Many members dine before or after sessions. There is a restaurant at the Marriott, and numerous other dining choices close by.
A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
The cozy setting and excellent acoustics provide a pleasant environment, condusive to our multimedia presentations.
LOBBY WAITING AREA
Early arrivers can relax in the comfortable hotel lobby as the room is being set up.
RESTAURANT AND BAR
The hotel has a restaurant for those wanting to dine before sessions, and there are numerous dining choices close by.
2024 Session Themes
We believe that every sip of whiskey should be an adventure. That's why we curate each session with a fun and unique theme, ensuring that every experience is something to look forward to. Check out what's in store for the upcoming 2024 calendar year.
GROUP 1: JAN 23 • GROUP 2: JAN 16
GROUP 1: MAR 12 • GROUP 2: MAR 5
GROUP 1: MAY 7 • GROUP 2: MAY 21
GROUP 1: JUL 23 • GROUP 2: JUL 16
GROUP 1: SEP 24 • GROUP 2: OCT 1
CRASH COURSE is designed to be a concise overview of scotch whisky: what it is, how it's made, and how to appreciate it.
FLAVOR WHEEL CHALLENGE will be a fun test of our ability to recognize flavors ‚ and compare notes with our fellow tasters.
BARREL BLAST will explore the effect of maturation and feature cask-finished whiskies matured in a variety of exotic barrels.
MYSTERY BOTTLES will feature increasingly more revealing clues as to what we're drinking to see if we can guess what's what.
FUN will showcase a collection of bottles we found for some reason to be noteworthy, interesting — or just plain fun!
SCOTCH ARCHAEOLOGY will be a special segment within most sessions, bringing back a classic bottle from past tastings.
SESSION THEMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO BOTTLE AVAILABILITY
What People Are Saying...
"Amazing presentation, great scotch. Kirk nailed it. His passion and knowledge made me excited to learn more."
"Kirk did a great job of initiating us into the world of scotch. I learned quite a bit, and enjoyed the presentation."
"Kirk is an awesome teacher — [it] was enjoyable and entertaining. I can't help telling everyone about it. I feel more sophisticated already."
“The presentation was perfect — interesting, and educational. I feel I could confidently order a scotch and not feel like an idiot. "