Recap – Bruichladdich Tasting with Jim McEwan, 11.1.10

  I'm not usually one of those types that are checking their phones every other minute, but with the San Francisco Giants on their way to winning the World Series, it was hard not to check the score...repeatedly...during the first half of the recent Bruichladdich tasting at the City Club of San Francisco. The irony here … Continue reading Recap – Bruichladdich Tasting with Jim McEwan, 11.1.10

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

Recap – Signatory Tasting presented by the Whisky Shop, 6.17.10

Ed Kohl and Signatory hosted a great tasting, appropriately enough, at the Presidio Golf Club here in San Francisco. Presented by the fantastic Whisky Shop in a dark wood room looking over the (windswept) Richmond neighborhood and green links of the course, Mr. Kohl gave a great, detailed look into the Scotch making process and … Continue reading Recap – Signatory Tasting presented by the Whisky Shop, 6.17.10

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, May 2010

Sheeeesh...I really would have preferred this list to be long and full.  I wish it had taken me hours to compile, struggling through the many event details, losing valuable sleep while adding links, hands cramped in agony from typing, etc. Instead, two events...that's all I could find... ...sigh... Whiskey & Cheese Pairing Class Join Amanda … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, May 2010

Tasting Group 4.3.10 – 5 Single Malts

A group of us got together for the first of hopefully several whisky tastings this past weekend.  We all either walked, drove or took public transportation to our meeting place...none of us flew in on a private jet. We were not carried there upon jewel-encrusted sedan chairs.  There were no entourages. We kept things pretty … Continue reading Tasting Group 4.3.10 – 5 Single Malts

Recap – Laphroaig Tasting with Simon Brooking

The second tasting of last weekend's trio was proof that sometimes joining internet mailing lists really pays off. When I signed up for the "Friends of Laphroaig" mailing list, I figured I might get a standard marketing email or two every now and again, so I was pleasantly suprised to receive their invite to a … Continue reading Recap – Laphroaig Tasting with Simon Brooking

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, 3.15.10

With the big Whiskies of the World Expo happening in San Francisco on March 27th, there are several related events happening around the same time: Whisky Dinner at Nihon Lounge Hosted by David Perkins of High West and Robin Robinson of Compass Box, this dinner features a 4-course, 12 dish sushi menu paired with either a High … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, 3.15.10

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