Whisky Tasting at Whyte & Mackay

On the evening of 29th November 18 members of the Craft attended a wonderful whisky tasting at the offices of Whyte and Mackay.  Our host, ex Deacon Richard Paterson (who is the Master Blender there) has an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything to do with whisky, including its history and the very significant importance of coopers and barrels to the whisky industry.  Richard also has a phenomenal memory for dates and all present were enthralled by his talk.  The whiskies we tasted were special but all very different and these were:-

  • The Whyte & Mackay 13 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
  • The Tamnavulin “Tempranillo” Cask Finish Speyside Single Malt
  • The Jura Single Island Malt Rare 18 Years Old finished in a “Premier Grand Cru” Red Wine Finish
  • The Dalmore Highland Single Malt “Quintessence” – A “Five Red” Wine Finish from the Napa & Sonoma Valley – California.

At the end of the tasting everyone was presented with a goodie bag which had a bottle of Jura and a copy of Richard’s book “Goodness Nose – The passionate revelations of a Scotch whisky master blender.”  Richard also presented a beautifully engraved decanter of whisky, recognising our 450th anniversary and this is shown in the attached photograph.

Event: ‘THE STORY OF SOCIAL BITE’ presented by Josh Littlejohn

Friends of Trades House invites you to an hour with Josh Littlejohn, founder of ‘Social Bite’ in association with GYPCIOB NovusRICS MatricsSYLA; sponsored by Murphy Wealth.

Josh Littlejohn, founder of ‘Social Bite’, will explain the story behind the growth of this forward-thinking social enterprise, combining third sector principles with a 21st-century business model and his take on future strategy.

23rd October 2018, 5.30 for 6pm – 7pm, Trades Hall

Buy tickets here!

Presenting Membership Certificate to our latest new member, Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow

The Incorporation of Coopers of Glasgow’s Collector, Alasdair Ronald and Deacon Kenny Dalby pictured presenting a Membership Certificate to our latest new member, Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow.

We are delighted that Ms Bolnder has joined  our Craft in the lead up to our 450th anniversary in April 2019. A milestone that will celebrated in style with a civic reception kindly being laid on by the City Council.