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Master of Scotch to Host Tasting Dinner at Celtic Crossing on May 30th

There are only 5 people in the entire country who have earned the official title Master of Scotch, and one of them is on his way to Memphis to host a special tasting and dinner at Celtic Crossing Irish Pub.

Rick Edwards travels to different cities every week spreading the gospel of whiskey appreciation. On Thursday, May 30th he’s bringing his more than 20 years of expertise to guide you through sampling some of the finest Scotch whiskeys available by Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, and Aberlour. Each Scotch is accompanied by perfectly paired food including mussels, Celtic’s signature corned beef gnocchi, and more delectable bites.

  • When: Thursday, May 30th (6PM-9PM)
  • Where: Celtic Crossing (903 Cooper St)

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

We got to Rick a couple of quick questions ahead of his visit. 

Have you visited Memphis before? What are you looking forward to?

This is my first trip to Memphis. I’m primarily here on business, but I want to fully experience the local culture while I’m in town. A visit to Graceland is a must. I met Elvis Presley in Hawaii in 1973 and I’ve always been a big fan. In addition to seeing Graceland, I’d like to tour Sun Studio and relive the history that was made there.

What’s the key to appreciating a fine scotch? How do you know you’ve got a good one on your hands?
It’s simpler than you may think. Smell it, sip it, hold it for eight to 10 seconds, and acknowledge your surroundings, such as ambient sounds, views and the temperature in the room. You’ll know if you’ve got a good one.

Learn more about Rick Edwards here, and drop some recommendations in the comments for things he definitely needs to have on his itinerary while he’s in Memphis.

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