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

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.

WhiskyFest SF 2010 Wrap-up

Before we get into this any further, let me just lay out my WhiskyFest plan for next year: 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. 2.  Eat more. 3.  As nice … Continue reading WhiskyFest SF 2010 Wrap-up

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events…

Ok, my gut feeling is there's going to be a lot more than just two whisky-related events happening around here in the next month or so. I don't know, maybe my Gaelic heritage gives me some keen insight that other mere mortals don't have...but I'm pretty sure there'll be a lot going on. For now, … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events…

Cooley, Malt Advocate’s Distillery of the Year

I was excited to see Malt Advocate's John Hansell announce Cooley as their Distillery of the Year.  Though I've not tasted nearly enough, I've always loved Irish Whiskey (Red Breast 12 yr. Old being a huge favorite) and recently thought it was too bad that Ireland's few distilleries were not making the same kind of … Continue reading Cooley, Malt Advocate’s Distillery of the Year

Blue Max Liquors

A few years ago, the only thing I knew about Burnsville, Minnesota was Buck Hill, a ski & sledding...hill and even more importantly the inspiration for The Replacements' "Buck Hill". It turns out, if you look in the back of a Malt Advocate issue, there's a fantastic Scotch and beer store there as well, Blue Max … Continue reading Blue Max Liquors