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Scotch Tasting to benefit Burton Scholarship Endowment

ETSU Celtic Pride Band

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Appalachian, Scottish and Irish Studies Program will host a Scotch Tasting to benefit the Thomas G. Burton Scholarship Endowment on Friday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Hotel.

This year’s event will feature single-malt selections from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, plus a special surprise Scotch to conclude the evening.  Wellington’s restaurant will provide a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Guests will enjoy music by the ETSU Celtic Pride Band and the gift of a Glencairn Whisky glass.

The Burton Scholarship Endowment was created to honor Dr. Thomas Burton, who initiated and developed the Appalachian, Scottish and Irish Studies Program.  It financially assists student participants in the ASIS study abroad course in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Tickets to the Scotch Tasting are $80 per person or $140 per couple.  A portion of the ticket cost is tax-deductible.  For tickets, contact Kevin Masters by April 14 by calling (423) 979-6718 or emailing .  Suggested dress is business casual.

The Carnegie Hotel is offering a special rate for Friday evening accommodations and Saturday breakfast for out-of-town guests or those who would just like a special evening and night at the Carnegie.

For more information on the ASIS program, contact Jane MacMorran, director, at .