Winter Scotch Dinner

Featuring noted scotch expert

Stuart Ramsay

  • 7 p.m. |
  • $55; reservations required; call (503) 972-2670 |
  • 21 and over

About Winter Scotch Dinner


Join fellow spirits imbibers to hear about, smell, taste and enjoy this selection of scotches, all paired with a menu of courses to complement the flavors.

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Selection of fruits and Oregon cheese with sea salt crackers
Glenfiddich 12 Year

Baby kale salad with roasted almonds, poached pear and tart apple vinaigrette
The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year

Smoked ham shank and vegetable stew with house ciabatta
Glenfiddich 15 Year

Baked oysters with pancetta, spinach and Parmesan Reggiano
The Balvenie Single Malt 15 Year

Arugula-stuffed leg of lamb
Glenfiddich 18 Year

Spiced orange panna cotta with pecan brittle
The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year

About Stuart Ramsay

Stu­art MacLean Ram­say, born and raised in the High­lands of Scot­land, cur­rently lives in Port­land, Ore­gon. Writer, edi­tor and pub­lic speaker, Ram­say is a lead­ing expert on spir­its and craft beer. He was the Amer­i­can cor­re­spon­dent and con­tribut­ing edi­tor for Britain's Whisky Mag­a­zine and craft beer colum­nist for the Port­land Ore­gon­ian. His arti­cles about spir­its, cock­tails and beer have appeared in The Malt Advo­cateSanté Mag­a­zineCigar Afi­cionado, and the Oregonian's A&E magazine.

His most recent book project was as con­tribut­ing edi­tor for The Defin­i­tive World Guide to Whisky, pub­lished by Britain's Dor­ling Kinder­s­ley. Ram­say wrote the Amer­i­can and Cana­dian chap­ters for this award-winning book. The book's awards include a pres­ti­gious James Beard Award for best spir­its & wine pub­li­ca­tion, and "Best Spir­its Book" in the Gour­mand World Cook­book Awards, France.

Ram­say is a Life Mem­ber of the pres­ti­gious Keep­ers of the Quaich Soci­ety, an inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion which hon­ors those who have con­tributed greatly to the suc­cess and nobil­ity of Scotch whisky and Scot­land. Ram­say has also been inducted into the Hon­or­able Order of Ken­tucky Colonels for his writ­ing about Ken­tucky Bour­bon and Ken­tucky. A Cer­ti­fied Spe­cial­ist of Spir­its (CSS), he's been a judge at Whisky Magazine's Best of the Best Whisky Awards, held annu­ally in Bard­stown, Ken­tucky. In 2003, Ram­say was a nom­i­nee for the best drink jour­nal­ist in the World Food Media Awards. He has a bag­pipe tune, "Stu­art MacLean Ram­say," a jig named after him for his con­tri­bu­tion to the Pacific Northwest's pipe band culture.

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