Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events…

Ok, my gut feeling is there’s going to be a lot more than just two whisky-related events happening around here in the next month or so. I don’t know, maybe my Gaelic heritage gives me some keen insight that other mere mortals don’t have…but I’m pretty sure there’ll be a lot going on.

For now, let’s just start with two, October 7th and October 8th…


MacKillop’s Choice Tasting and Master Class with Lorne MacKillop

Sponsored by The Whisky Shop, this tasting led by Mr. MacKillop himself will feature 8 MaccKillop’s Choice bottlings:  1989 Scapa, 1986 Dalmore, 1977 Glenlivet, 1980 Highland Park (excellent stuff), 1985 Longmorn, 1979 Caol Ila, a 12yo Oloroso finished Tomintoul and a peated Tomintoul.

Thursday, October 7th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Admission is $50, purchased in advance
To reserve, call (415) 989-1030 (space is limited)
Presidio Golf Club
8 Presidio Terrace
San Francisco, CA  94118
(415) 989-1030

Also, word on the street is there’s another little tasting on the 8th.  It seems several whiskies are involved with this one and there’s a decent chance some industry people might be there…

4th Annual WhiskyFest San Francisco

This is Malt Advocate’s annual West Coast blowout, with over 260 whiskies being featured and several seminars led by the leaders of the whisky world. A VIP ticket gets you in the door one hour earlier and gets you pours of exclusive stuff that the regular peons (me, for example) can’t get their grubby, proletariat hands on.

Friday, October 8th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (VIP entry is at 5:30pm)
Tickets:  Regular admission $110, VIP admission $150, available here.
San Francisco Marriott
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


If you know of other events…let me know!


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