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

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

2011 SMWS Extravaganza San Francisco – Recap

Thank you very much to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America for the opportunity to attend the Extravaganza as press. The large-scale traveling roadshow of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (let's just call it the SMWS, shall we?) rolled into San Francisco on November 9th, and again proved to be a great time. The SMWS, though … Continue reading 2011 SMWS Extravaganza San Francisco – Recap

Bay Area Whisky Events (Last Minute Version)

Because Mondays and, very often, Tuesdays can really suck, those in the Bay Area may find themselves in need of a wee nip...or several wee nips to see themselves through to Wednesday and beyond. Tomorrow night (I said last minute) in San Jose there's a Glenmorangie tasting with Dr. Bill Lumsden himself and Tuesday night … Continue reading Bay Area Whisky Events (Last Minute Version)