Scotch Tasting Fundraiser with Richard Crawford

Event Details

Special Event | Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 | 7:00 PM | $50-100

Scotch Tasting Fundraiser with Richard Crawford

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Support the arts while you sample five different cask strength scotch-whiskies representing the 5 regions of Scotland! This event, presented in partnership with the Scotch and Malt Whisky Society of America (SMWSA), will feature tastings of five rare whiskeys uniquely paired with creative small plates inspired by tasting notes from each bottle and designed by Local 301. The tasting will be led by popular SMWSA Scotch Ambassador, and native Scotsman, Richard Crawford.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

$25 of your ticket is a tax-deductible donation to BlackRock, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

STANDARD TICKETS: All Inclusive. $100

COMPANION TICKETS: Do you love a Scotch lover, but don’t love Scotch? This $50 ticket includes the tax deductible donation to BlackRock, creative small plates from Local 301, and a glass of wine.

Event sponsorships are available starting at $1500. Please contact Dennis McKinney ( at 240-912-1056 for details. 

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About Richard Crawford
Ricky_CrawfordRichard Crawford’s love for the “water of life” was inspired by both his father and uncle, who have been in the Scotch Whisky Industry for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Paisley, Scotland, Crawford moved to the United States in 1991 with a scholarship from the University of Alabama. For over 7 years he served as the brand ambassador for The Glenlivet and has hosted tasting events with Scottish 1st Minister and the British Ambassador and the The Prince of Wales. He has appeared on The Hannity Show, Fox News, CW11, BBC America, Bloomberg, The and has been featured in numerous magazines including GQ, Esquire and Whisky Life Magazine. In 2009, Crawford was awarded “The Certificate for Outstanding Contribution” by the James Beard Foundation.

About the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society

Scotch Whisky Assoc logo2The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is an international membership club that bottles the world widest selection of exceptional and rare single cask, single malts for discerning whisky lovers from all corners of the world. SMWS whisky is only ever from a single cask – it is bottled at natural cask strength with no water or coloring added. Each cask only yields a certain amount of bottles, so is completely unique and truly one-of-a-kind. Membership grants the adventurous whisky aficionado exclusive access to an ever changing selection of single cask whisky every month, satisfying both the curious newcomer and the whisky connoisseur. With 15 branches and 26, 000 members across the globe, it is the world’s foremost Scotch whisky club.






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