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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Trying To Bring Old Masters Scotch to Indianapolis

Indianapolis Masons...

Indiana is one of those states that does not allow legal mail order liquor sales, so I am attempting to find an Indianapolis liquor distributor who can order Lombard's Old Masters Scotch Whisky. I will be working on it this week. My reason for posting this here is that if a large order can be placed at once, perhaps it will be a more attractive proposition for a local distributor.

If you are in central Indiana and are interested in having a bottle or two, please send me a note with the subject line Old Masters in it to hodapp@aol.com, let me know how many, and I will add it to the tally, along with letting you know what the per bottle/case cost will be.


  1. Bro. Jared Card of Lombard is coming down to Maryland from Delaware to conduct a tasting for Patmos Lodge No. 70 this Sunday. We'll be tasting scotches from 5:00 - 6:15 or so, and then we're having dinner at Cafe de Paris. We're expecting 30 members, friends, and wives for what sounds like a superb evening.


  2. Drat. And I was just in the vicinity, too.

  3. What does it indicate about this Scotch when it is called "Old Masters" but has the square and compass of an entered apprentice? Just saying.


  4. Actually, Fellow Craft.

    Perhaps it refers to the very old, pre-1730s practice of there only being two degrees instead of three...

  5. Sorry, I meant to say Fellow Craft but said Entered Apprentice. I guess I didn't know about the history of having less than three degrees. Does anybody know if there is an actual Masonic connection with the makers of this spirit?

  6. As I understand it, Lombard's was approached by Scottish lodges looking for a specially Masonic labelled scotch for their festive boards. It is not made available in stores.

  7. Bro. Chris,

    We have the same problem in WA State. I have been in contact with both Lombards overseas as well as Bro. Card. Binny's Beverage Depot in Chicago carries it. If someone is willing to make a road trip from Indiana...

    Hope this helps

    Jerry Parton
    Shoreline Lodge #248, F&AM of Washington

  8. As a folow up on the Patmos Lodge tasting last night - it was wonderful! We took over the small bar at Cafe de Paris and over about 75 mintues tried four wscotches, culminating with Old Masters. It was not as distinctive as the single malts, but it was a very smooth mild scotch - the sort you might innocently think you continue sipping all night! Bro. Jared is knowledgeable about his product and made a fine presentation.


  9. Actually Old Masters is now widely available for those of you having issues finding it our biggest retailers are:


    Please give these wonderful retailers a call or visit online and see if they can help. If you are still having issues send me an email so we can figure things out.


    Bro. Jared Card
    Lombard Scotch Whisky


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