Upcoming (BIG) Bay Area Whisky Events.

In next couple of months, whisky lovers will have two opportunities to completely overdo it. Two chances to go to bed with waaaaaay too much whisky in the belly and to wake up with waaaaaay too much regret in the head. Big whisky expos have a way of making even the most sensible, temperate souls … Continue reading Upcoming (BIG) Bay Area Whisky Events.

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, August & September 2011

A couple of upcoming events and some general event info to keep you pleasantly plied with whisky (and other goodies) as a foggy August turns into a hopefully sunny September... Stag Dining Group's Rising Sun Dinner Stag Dining Group hosts private, clandestine dinners that focus on local sustainability creative culinary endeavors, and a unique, intimate experience … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, August & September 2011

White Dog & Un-aged Whiskey at 18 Reasons

Postponed until September 29th. stay tuned for details. The next tasting I'm hosting at 18 reasons is a raw one. All the other tastings that I hosted there have been filled with whiskies raging from 2 to 18 years old. This time around, we'll be focusing on the new stuff, none of that sittin' around … Continue reading White Dog & Un-aged Whiskey at 18 Reasons

Tuthilltown’s Hudson Whiskey at 18 Reasons

For once, the whiskey's flowing at 18 Reasons and I'm not the one standing up in front of everyone, making a fool of myself. Gable Erenzo from Tuthilltown Spirits will be on hand, decidedly not making a fool of himself, pouring his good stuff, and generally giving the lowdown on his fantastic artisanal distillery that … Continue reading Tuthilltown’s Hudson Whiskey at 18 Reasons

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Tasting – “Tour de Scotland”

Yeah, I'm not giving you much notice on this one. I've been busy. Still it's well worth looking into as there's some interesting stuff on the pour list...plus, since the Tour de France ends on Sunday and that always leaves a gaping hole in my life, it'll be nice to have another tour to look … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Tasting – “Tour de Scotland”

Indian and Japanese Whisky at 18 Reasons

I'll be leading another tasting at 18 Reasons on Monday, July 18th, this time around taking an introductory look at Japanese and Indian whiskies by tasting three expressions each from Suntory and Amrut. While Japan's interesting whisky history is not very long, they are certainly renowned for their version of Scottish stuff...unfortunately, very few are … Continue reading Indian and Japanese Whisky at 18 Reasons

Bourbon & Rye at 18 Reasons

I'm happy to say the event is sold out!  Third sell out in a row... I'll be leading a Bourbon & Rye tasting/class at 18 Reasons on Tuesday, March 22. We'll take an introductory look at these two distinctly American spirits, talk a bit about their history and taste 3 examples of each including Evan Williams … Continue reading Bourbon & Rye at 18 Reasons

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 … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, March 2011

Introduction to Scotch at 18 Reasons

I'll be leading an Introduction to Scotch class at 18 Reasons next Tuesday, February 22. We'll take a quick run through the garden of Scotch Whisky history, talk a bit about how the stuff is made, and then taste our way through the six main regions. For this class, I'll be pouring representative, affordable, and … Continue reading Introduction to Scotch at 18 Reasons

Bay Area Whisky Events, January 2011

A new year, a new month, a couple of whisky events here in the Bay Area to check out... Robert Burns Supper with Robin Coupar presented by Skyy Spirits and Whiskies of the World Expo "A traditional Burns Supper to honor Scotland's beloved Bard. The evening includes a Bag Piper to parade the Haggis, the … Continue reading Bay Area Whisky Events, January 2011