Slightly Late 2011 WhiskyFest San Francisco Wrap-up

Looking back at last year's re-cap of WhiskyFest, it seems I laid out some goals for this year's WhiskyFest...let's see how I did: 1.  Actually spend a few minutes making a serious game plan as to what to taste instead of talking about making a game plan and then running around like an idiot. I … Continue reading Slightly Late 2011 WhiskyFest San Francisco Wrap-up

More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, Oct. & Nov. 2011

The hits just keep on coming... ---------- A Whisky Dinner with Ed Kohl and Chieftains Single Malt Whisky Presented by The Whisky Shop and the City Club Whisky Society, "The evening will indulge your senses with Whisky expertly paired to a four-course meal and an educational journey on how these Whiskies came to be. Ed is … Continue reading More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, Oct. & Nov. 2011

San Francisco’s WhiskyWeek, 2011

In San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, the week before The Whisky Advocate's WhiskyFest (Oct. 7, Nov. 1, Mar. 23, respectively) is affectionately known as WhiskyWeek. I know, I know, around your house as it is around my house...every week is whisky week, but in these towns, the days around the big expo are packed … Continue reading San Francisco’s WhiskyWeek, 2011

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

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: -------------------------------------------------------- … Continue reading Bay Area Whisky Events, November 2010

More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events – The K&L Wines Version

From the large, oaken desk of K&L Wine Merchants' esteemed spirits guru, David Driscoll, these upcoming events... Four Roses Bourbon Tasting with Jim Rutledge "Come meet Four Rose's Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and taste some Four Roses Bourbon as we get ready for WhiskyFest SF. Bring a bottle of our soon-to-be-released Four Rose's K&L Single … Continue reading More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events – The K&L Wines Version

A.D. Rattray 1991 Aberlour 18 Year Old, “K&L” Single Barrel – Review

*Thanks to Dave Driscoll and K&L Wines for the sample of this one. It's Tuesday...I wish I could regale you with some obscure history or made-up story about Aberlour's founder, James Fleming, and his childhood dream of becoming a world-famous harpist, but it's Tuesday and I'm already tired. So instead, a fairly perfunctory and dull … Continue reading A.D. Rattray 1991 Aberlour 18 Year Old, “K&L” Single Barrel – Review

Chieftain’s Tasting, July 15, Redwood City, CA

Just got word of a Chieftain's tasting at Martin's West in Redwood City.  Presented by the fine folks at K&L Wines, there will be seven whiskies poured including...get this, people...a 1976 Allt' A 'Bhainne 31 Year and a 1982 Port Ellen 25 Year.  Indeed, this is the very same Port Ellen I was lucky enough … Continue reading Chieftain’s Tasting, July 15, Redwood City, CA

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky-related Events

There are a few (too few? yes, possibly) whisky-related events in the Bay Area coming up...soon: Domaine Select Classic & Vintage Artisanal Spirits Collection Road Show is travelling around the country and hits San Francisco this week.  This seems like a rather industry-centric event.  Among other artisanal spirits, they'll be featuring the Death's Door Line and Tuthilltown … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky-related Events