Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, March 2011

Et tu, Brute?

The Ides of March are upon us as are several whisky events. So without further ado about much at all…

SF Weekly’s DRINK – Spirits, Beer, Wine and Cocktail Tasting

Ok, there’s a lot more than just whisky here. SF Weekly’s first in what will hopefully be an annual booze tasting free-for-all features over 30 beers, rums, vodkas, liqueurs, piscos, and whiskies (The Knot Irish, St. George Single Malt, & William Grant offerings). Light appetizers and music will also be served. The usual VIP-type ticket will get you in an hour before hand with a VIP gift bag.

Saturday, March 12th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason Street, San Francisco
Tickets are $50 general admission, $75 VIP admission, available here.

American Whisky at Bourbon & Branch

Tony Devencenzi leads the group in an examination of Bourbon, Tennessee, and Rye whiskies, their history, their unique qualities, and their eminent drinkability.  Cocktails will be concocted and cocktails will be consumed.

Monday, March 21st, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bourbon & Branch
501 Jones Street, San Francisco
Tickets are $95 a person

Glenglassaugh Whisky Pairing Presented by Whiskies of the World

Glenglassaugh was closed for 22 years and reopened in 2008. The whisky that had been left aging since the 1980’s has become award-winning Scotch at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2010. Distillery Manager, Stuart Nickerson will lead us through a gourmet Whisky Pairing. The evening will start with a Reception cocktail and a buffet. We will then be seated and served gourmet appetizers as Stuart takes us through time with an exclusive tasting/pairing. Expressions poured will be Clearac, Blushes, Fledgling XB, Glenglassaugh 26 year old, and the Manager’s Legacy – Walter Grant.”

Thursday, March 24th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The City Club of SF
155 Sansome St, San Francisco
Ticekts are $45 per person, available here.

12th Annual Whiskies of the World® Expo and Artisanal Spirits Fest

“The Whiskies of the World Expo gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience a night of delicious spirited fun. By popular demand, the 12th Expo will be back to San Francisco Belle Yacht (docked) with its three ballroom-size tasting decks, and an open roof Whisky & Cigar Pairing deck. Come on March, 26th to enjoy a full buffet dinner; meeting and learning from the world’s spirits producers; creators and experts; a live Pipe and Drum Concert; mixology demonstrations, Celtic craft  and whisky gear booths, artisanal food pairings with exclusive whiskies;  live music and more. Learn, celebrate, experience!”

Pour List here…

Master Class List here…

Saturday, March 26th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Dram Club & VIP ticket holders gain earlier entry)
San Francisco Belle Hornblower Yacht
Pier 3, Embarcadero @ Washington Street, San Francisco
Tickets are $110 General Admission, $120 Dram Club Members, and $135 VIP, and are available here…
***Get WoW tickets using an exclusive discount code for The Casks fans. Enter discount code: CASKS8P on the checkout page for an 8% discount on tickets.

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