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LASC: 2012 Scotch & Rocks Curling Championship of the World

November 23, 2012 LA Scotch Club, Past Events No Comments

Earlier this month, The LA Scotch Club descended upon the sleepy town of Panorama City to host its 2nd annual International World Cup Scotch and Rocks Curling Championship of the World.

For those that missed it, it was a fantastic event! Eight teams (named after Islay Scotch Distilleries and the Isle of Arran) fought tooth and nail for the honor to claim the Mundell Cup. All the while, Johnnie TheScot poured a lot of Bowmore whisky!

Like most of the attendees, I knew of curling but had no clue of the rules or how to play. No matter, we had plenty of great coaches from OC Curling on hand to quickly make us experts.

I was on Team Laphroaig and was joined by MN, CG, JE, MR, and TA – a most random group, not really. Nevertheless, we shared a competitive drive that never diminished, despite the copious amounts of Bowmore consumed. Together, we curled, skipped, and swept our way to the finals.

 

RL of Team Lagavulin in warrior dress.

In addition, to the standard 12-, 15-, 18-, 21 (!)-, and 25 (!!!)-year old Bowmores, the LA Scotch Clubbers were treated to a 21 year old Bowmore (1989/2011; 46% ABV) independently bottled by Silver Seal. Though I can’t recall what it tasted like, I do remember it being a fine treat!

MR showing how curling is done.

Throughout competition, we polished off quite a number of bottles.

When all was said and done, we, Team Laphroaig, had three outstanding matches against Team Bowmore, Team Ardbeg, and Team Port Ellen.  Blood was spilled (not really) and tears were shed (after spilling whisky). In the end, with perseverance and a whole lot of luck, we vanquished our opponents and claimed the Mundell cup!

I cannot wait to do this again next year.

Sláinte

-PT

Some photographs are courtesy of The LA Scotch Club.

Links:
LA Scotch Club
Bowmore
OC Curling 

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