Taste the Past, Savor the Present

The Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is proud to once again host Steve Beal for History in a Glass, The Story of Whisky, a whisky tasting and food pairing fundraiser event on Saturday, November 7.  Steve Beal is Keeper of the Quaich, a 2015 Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame Inductee, and former Senior Master of Whisky for DIAGEO, the world’s largest producer of whisky, including Bulleit Bourbon & Rye, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskeys, Johnnie Walker Scotch and many more.

Beal will discuss the role of whisky in our culture from the founding of America to present day.  Guests will sample tastes from several producers paired with a multi-course meal prepared by Rosemary Martin of Rosey Cooks.

The event will be held in the Ely barn from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 7.  Tickets are $75 per person and include the tasting and food pairing. Call 707.279.0493 for your tasting ticket. Guests must purchase in advance by Sunday, November 1 as seating is limited to 40 guests.  Guests must be 21 years of age to participate.  Please drink responsibly.

Funds raised through this event will provide support to the blacksmith complex and the museum in general, helping to preserve Lake County’s past, present and future.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road), Kelseyville, California. For more information, check out www.elystagestop.com, www.lakecountyhistory.org, www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call 707.533.9990, during museum hours, Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m. to 3p.m.

Steve Beal, Keeper of the Quaich, will lead Ely’s November whiskey history fundraiser event. Contributed photo.

Ely Stage Stop Main House was the setting for the April 2014 Whisky Tasting event. Forty guests will be accommodated in the Ely Barn for the upcoming November fundraiser. Photo by Greg Blinn.