Bay Area Whisky Events, November 2010


Feeling unfulfilled after WhiskyFest? Not a one of the 270 whiskies hit the spot, eh? Was the $150 VIP ticket chump change and are you looking to unload more cash so as not to be burdened by the evil temptations of the all (not so) mighty  dollar? Here are a couple of suggestions:


Bruichladdich Tasting with Jim McEwan

Brought to you by Whiskies of the World, Bruichladdich’s Director and Ambassador Jim McEwan will lead a tasting of the following “‘Laddies”:

Rocks, Organic, 1998 Oloroso Sherry Cask, 12 Year Old 2nd Edition, 16 Year Old Cuvee D, Port Charlotte 7, and Octomore

Monday, November 1st, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The City Club of SF
The Stock Exchange Tower
155 Sansome St, San Francisco
Admission is $50, space is limited, appetizers will be served.
Tickets available here

Bourbon Grand Tasting at Bourbon & Branch

Originally scheduled for October 17th, this event has moved to November 7th and will feature bourbons from 11 makers including Parker’s Heritage 27yo, a few bourbon cocktails, snacks and the run of the entire Bourbon & Branch space including the hidden Russel’s Room.

Sunday, November 7th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Bourbon & Branch
501 Jones Street, San Francisco
Admission is $100 but if you visit, you can get a ticket for $55!  Such a deal.


Signatory, Kilchoman & More with Ed Kohl

Also from Whiskies of the World, Signatory expressions presented by Ed Kohl, industry veteran and Spirits Expert. The evening will indulge your senses with Whisky and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Ed is well-known for being a captivating speaker to both the novice and seasoned whisky enthusiast as he educates on the Art of Whisky.

Featuring:  Blood and Sand Cocktail Featuring Isle of Skye, Kilchoman’s latest release, Edradour, Un-chill-filtered expressions from Highland Park, Auchentoshan, & Cragganmore, a cask strength Ben Nevis and gourmet appetizers paired with each.

Wednesday, November 10, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The City Club of SF
The Stock Exchange Tower
155 Sansome St, San Francisco
Admission is $45, space is limited, appetizers included.
Tickets available here


Clear Creek Distillery Dinner with Steve McCarthy at The Alembic Bar

K&L Wines is launching a single barrel single malt whiskey from Portland’s Clear Creek Distillery and their head honcho Steve McCarthy is coming down to help celebrate with a dinner at the excellent Alembic Bar on Haight Street. A four course meal will be paired with several of Clear Creek’s offerings.  There are only 20 spots available, so think fast kids!

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00pm
The Alembic Bar
1725 Haight St, San Francisco
Tickets are $85, contact the Alembic to reserve a spot:  (415) 666-0822

Scotch Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America’s big extravaganza comes to San Francisco. None of that pesky bourbon or beer at this one, only single malt whiskies from Scotland, Ireland and Japan.

Tuesday, November 16, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Intercontinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street, San Francisco
Admission is $120 for SMWS members, $135 for non-members
Tickets are available here.


For the rest of us, I’d suggest enjoying the last few days of nice Indian Summer weather we have, make a nice pork loin or brisket, buy some new socks or maybe some local apples and brussels sprouts.


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