American Spirits – The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Minnesota History Center

Suffice it to say, St. Paul, Minnesota is a bit of a wonderland when it comes to activities to do with one's kids: The Children's Museum, The Science Museum, The Jackson Street Roundhouse, the Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum, the incomparable Choo Choo Bob's, and the Minnesota History Center - all are very popular and … Continue reading American Spirits – The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Minnesota History Center

Robbie Burns Night…

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,  Great chieftain o the puddin'-race! Aboon them a' ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye worthy o' a grace As lang's my arm. The groaning trencher there ye fill, Your hurdies like a distant hill, Your pin wad help to mend a mill In time … Continue reading Robbie Burns Night…

SMWSA Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Fall 2013

Over the years, one of my favorite large-scale whisky events has consistently been the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America's Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza. Yes, that's quite a name, I know, for the sake of this post, let's just call it the Extravaganza, shall we? The Extravaganzas I've attended in the past have … Continue reading SMWSA Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Fall 2013

Whisky Jubilee 2013

Here's a shameless plug for my good friends, fellow whisky bloggers, and mediocre card players, the chaps behind the Jewish Whisky Company's Single Cask Nation whisky society, as they prepare for their second Whisky Jubilee. This year's version will actually be two events, a brief traveling road show of sorts, starting in Mt. Kisco, NY … Continue reading Whisky Jubilee 2013

Robbie Burns Night…

Here’s a bottle and an honest friend, Wha would wish for mair, man. Wha kens before his life may end What his share may be of care, man. Then catch the moments as they fly, And use them as ye ought, man. Believe me, happiness is shy, and comes not ay when sought, man. - … Continue reading Robbie Burns Night…

2012 SMWS Extravaganza Chicago – Recap

Thank you very much to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America for the opportunity to attend the Extravaganza as press. Since Minneapolis does not yet have a large-scale whisky show of their own (I say "yet" in hopes that one day...maybe...) I recently headed down to Chicago to attend the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America's … Continue reading 2012 SMWS Extravaganza Chicago – Recap

Upcoming Whisky Events: SMWSA Extravaganza 2012 Fall Schedule

From a whisky standpoint, one of the things I'll miss most about San Francisco are its annual three big whisky shows: the locally run Whiskies of the World, the mammoth WhiskyFest, and possibly my favorite event, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America's Single Malt and Scotch Whisky Extravaganza. The SMWSA Extravaganza features, as you … Continue reading Upcoming Whisky Events: SMWSA Extravaganza 2012 Fall Schedule

Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 – Recap

Thank you very much to Whiskies of the World for the opportunity to attend the 2012 Expo as press. I think I said it in last year's re-cap of this event, but it bears repeating; having a large-scale whisky event on an elegant, docked riverboat is a much nicer setting than a sterile hotel conference … Continue reading Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 – Recap

13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Expo

Coming up on Saturday, March 31st is the first of the three big whisky shows that take place in San Francisco. This years Whiskies of the World Expo will again be a floating affair aboard the San Francisco Belle and will feature four decks worth of whisky, whiskey, and other assorted boozes, master classes and … Continue reading 13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Expo

Robbie Burns Night…

"Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit." Slainte Mhath, people. "Let other poets raise a fracas 'Bout vines, an' wines, an' drucken Bacchus, An' crabbit names an' stories wrack us, An' grate our lug: I … Continue reading Robbie Burns Night…