|The production of Scotch Whisky.|
|Dean Thomas Baillie|
We tasted The Glenlivet from the Highlands, Auchentoshan from the Lowlands and Bowmore from the Isle of Islay. My least favorite was the Auchentoshan which I thought had a bitter flavor and I couldn't decide which I liked better between very smooth The Glenlivet and the heavier smoky and peat flavored Bowmore. We were served the whisky neat, but I found that I liked it much better with a splash of water and for me the flavor opened up more.
It was particularly fun for me to hear him telling about his childhood on the Isle of Islay when his father worked at the Bowmore distillery. Many years ago in my previous life when I was still in the restaurant business, my then husband and I were
|Dean Baillie with map of Scotland|
The honorary bartender group was ably led by host Rick Doane and included Chap Alvord, Matt Rudolf, and Stan Barer. Some of the attending single malt Scotch aficionados included Lynn Thomsen, Susan Potts, Vicki Glant, Lee Brown, Alta Barer, Sandy Carlson, Lynn Mowe, Susan Adkins, Iris Wagner, Amy Rudolf, Kathy McQuaid, Zan Brookshire, Janet McNae, Jean Viereck and Margaret Breen.