The Dram Good Laddies Ready For Virtual Scotch Fun November 30th

The pandemic, in one particular way it has impacted the whiskey industry, is to put a hold on most whiskey events such as large scale tastings and expos. What can has turned online in an attempt to allow lovers to virtually experience such outings is increasingly happening, which is precisely what a new group called The Dram Good Laddies has planned for this coming Monday.

The Dram Good Laddies is a joint venture between several individuals with a host of experience in the Scotch industry. The first virtual event they are focusing upon is The St. Andrew’s Day Whisky Gathering. Happening at 8:30 pm EST on November 30th, those that buy a $15 ticket will gain general admission to the online expo, being able to tune into a marquee panel discussion to learn about a group of well known whisky brands (Lahphroaig, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Aberlour, The Dalmore & Highland Park) through their respective ambassadors, including Simon Brooking, David Blackmore, Lorne Cousin, Gemma Cole. Kieron Elliott & Craig Bridger.

The St. Andrew's Day Whisky Gathering

The St. Andrew’s Day Whisky Gathering (image via The Dram Good Laddies)

As part of the overall functionality of this online expo, there will be “virtual expo booths to learn more about these whiskies, event live chat function so you can ask questions and engage with our panel as well as a whisky meet and greet room where you can live video chat with other whisky lovers.”

For those who want to participate along with the specific whiskies being tasted, the list by ambassador is as follows:

  • Lorne Cousin – Glenfiddich (tasting 14yr old Bourbon Barrel reserve)
  • David Blackmore – Glenmorangie (tasting Cadboll Estate 15yr old)
  • Gemma Cole – Aberlour (tasting A’Bunadh Cask Strength)
  • Craig Bridger – The Dalmore (tasting 15yr, Cigar Malt & 18yr old)
  • Kieron Elliott – Highland Park (tasting The Light 17yr old & The Dark 17yr old)
  • Simon Brooking – Laphroaig (tasting 16yr old)
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St. Andrew’s Day, for those that don’t know, is a day celebrated in Scotland to honor St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.