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2015 Robert Burns Banquet Tickets Now Available

Please join us January 24, 2015 at the Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee for the Robert Burns Banquet.

Cocktails from 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Banquet begins at 6:30PM with opening ceremonies 

Free valet parking will be available.

$65.00 per person 

Tickets available only by advance purchase prior to January 19, 2015. 

Entertainment: Billy Mitchell Pipe Band, Caledonian Scottish Dancers, Milwaukee Scottish Pipe and Drums.

To reserve seating contact Tom Westgaard at rsvp@saintandrewsmilwaukee.org 

And then send your check (payable to Saint Andrew’s Society of Milwaukee) to:

Tom Westgaard, Treasurer 
P.O. Box 210288
Milwaukee, WI 53221-8005 

Please note with your payment any special meal requirements you may have, e.g. gluten free.

You will receive a receipt in the mail upon payment.

Bells!

Thanks to members who helped ring bells for the Salvation Army. And big thanks to all those who helped fill the bucket!

Auction Results

Many, many thanks to those who contributed items for our fall auction, and even more thanks to those who bid on those items. The money raised will allow us to continue our long-term mission of helping others, or as we put it: Relieving the Distressed.

December Meeting - Usual Place, Day and Time.

Just a note: the next member meeting of Saint Andrew's Society will be at our usual location—The Wisconsin Club—on our usual day—the second Monday of the month. So: December 8, 2014. 7:30pm. See you there!

Focus on Finishes

Our fall whisky tasting was fun, informative and very tasty. We paid special attention to the finishes of the whiskies. The six on offer were:

Bruichladdich—Scottish barley finish
Edradour 13 year 2000—Sauternes finish
Tullibardine 228—Burgundy finish
Tomintoul 12 year—Olorosso sherry finish
Arran—Port finish
Balvenie 14 year—Caribbean rum finish

And for reference, we also had small samples of four of the finish casks' original contents: Sauternes, Burgundy, Sherry and Port.

Many thanks to our fine whisky masters Larry Kascht, Harold Hansen and Kevin Hansen.

Don't Miss Out!

There are still seats available at our November 10th whisky tasting, but they're going fast. You don't want to miss out! 

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Fall Whisky Tasting

Our fall whisky tasting is coming up on November 10, 2014. This event's theme: "Focusing on Finishes." 

Click here for more information and to learn how to make your reservation.

Seeing Stars

We list a variety of interesting activities on our Upcoming Events page, but not all of them are hosted by us. So: we will mark with an asterisk* items that are official Saint Andrew's Society events.

Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 raffle winners:

Pete Kucik - Speyburn 
Barry Burn -  Tomatin 12
Dena Sparks - Tomatin 12
Jeremy Mercer - Tomatin 15
Bill Rice - Laphroaig 10
Scott Miller - Glenmorangie 12
Steve Perrigo - Highland Park 12

Craig Jordan - Sword

Kelley McIntosh - Kilt

If your name is on this list we will be contacting you to coordinate delivery.

Thanks!

Wisconsin Highland Games Photos

Here are a few photos taken by Kevin Hansen at the Wisconsin Highland Games. Do you have photos to share? We'd love to post them here. Email them to pics@saintandrewsmilwaukee.org. Thanks!

We're at Irish Fest!

Today is the last day of Irish Fest for 2014. Come see us at the entry to the Celtic Roots Stage before everyone scatters!

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Irish Fest

We have been invited to host a Scottish cultural tent this year at Irish Fest. Look for us the weekend of August 15–17 at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront. See you there!

Games Photos Needed

Were you at the games this past Saturday? Did you take some good photos? We'd love to show them here and on our Facebook page. Send them, or a link to your gallery, to pics@saintandrewsmilwaukee.org. Thanks!

Address to a Haggis

We held our annual President's Dinner this past Friday night and it was a fine time! As is our custom where haggis is served, Society Trustee Ian Day introduced the dish and recited Robert Burns' "Address to a Haggis." Enjoy!

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Flower of the Forest - Joan Henderson

New comes of the passing of Joan Henderson, mother of Jody Henderson-Sykes. The Henderson family have been active in the Society for a long time, and Jody has a special involvement in the Caledonian Dancers. Our sincere sympathy to Jody and the family.

Whisky Tasting

We had a wonderful whisky tasting last night presented by Chris Riesbeck, U.S. Brand Ambassador for Gordon & MacPhail. He discussed Independent Bottlings and presented six Gordon & MacPhail whiskies:

Linkwood – 15 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Miltonduff – 10 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Glenlivet – 15 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Mortlach – 15 yr old – 43% – Speyside
Duffton – 8 yr old – 46% – Speyside
Bunnahabhain – 8 yr old – 43% – Islay