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

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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

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.

2010 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 etymology of the word extravaganza reads (at least from several online sources) thusly: "from 1754, with reference to peculiar behavior; from 1794, of a fantastic type of performance or writing, from It. extravaganza, … Continue reading 2010 SMWS Extravaganza San Francisco – Recap