THE ANNUAL CLAN GATHERING OF THE PLOWED SOCIETY
The PLOWED Society is an informal group of single malt scotch
whisky fanatics located across the US who are "proud to be PLOWED". We primarily met through the internet on the
"official" PLOWED site that was located at www.single-malt.com,
but hasn't been updated for several years and appears to be slowly
disintegrating. Chaos GOOD! I particularly like the photo on
the home page showing Ian Henderson raking malt at Springbank... it's a
Here is a link to a description of
PLOWED from dictionary.com that
sheds a bit of light on the origin of this group (with minor
edits/clarifications of course)...
In 2000 we decided that we had tortured each other enough with the malt
treasures we had individually collected in our travels and determined it was time to actually meet in person.
Fitting for such an austere group, our first annual clan gathering was held in Las Vegas in
...it was awesome, breathtaking, and
humbling all at the same time...
I decided to become the Maine Chapter PLOWED Representative
following this gathering and my life has been basically "plowed" ever since...
Here are links to each of these annual debaucheries (the
2000 postings are gone and need to be rebuilt... I somehow nuked them
while updating the site and overwrote the backup...)
News Alert! - was able
to download the entire old PLOWED Site at
www.single-malt.com in early January 2009 and found that it still contained
many of the older graphics no longer linked to the site.
up a quick webpage with the photos below for now. Seems kind of quaint and
nostalgic in comparison to recent gatherings... A1 was held at the
Hard Rock Casino and our rooms were scattered across the hotel. This was
where the PLOWED practice of "Lipping the Local Barley" was established.
We also have photos from the first PLOWED Pildrammage to Scotland from 2002 on
I - January x - x, 2000
II - January 5 - 10, 2001
III - January 11 - 14, 2002
IV - January 10 - 13, 2003
V - January 9-12, 2004
Ardbeggeddon VI - January 7-10, 2005
Ardbeggeddon VII - January 6-10, 2006
Ardbeggeddon VIII - January 11-15, 2007
Ardbeggeddon IX - January 10-14, 2008
Ardbeggeddon X - January 15 - 19, 2009 (our 10th anniversary clan gathering!)
Ardbeggeddon Ringleader Log
updated to include
confirmed A10 Ringleaders
if I've been paying attention...
DrE's Ardbeggeddon Daily Dramming Log Rollup
Links to some of the "cutting edge creative output" from
We're also starting to see "Ardbeggeddon" starting to be more widely
used and showing up on other websites. Here's a few that are in
German and a bit hard to read. Got to find that website translator
and provide a review of these sites when we're immersed in the water of
life during A10:
http://ardbeggeddonardbeg.blogspot.com/ - Looks like a blog by a
Swede and her dog best I can tell. Titled "Active Canine's Ardbeggeddon
Ardbeg"... hmmmm needs further investigation me thinks!
Link to high end Ardbeg tasting held earlier in 2008 on another
German website/blog they also named Ardbeggeddon.
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