Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 – Recap

Thank you very much to Whiskies of the World for the opportunity to attend the 2012 Expo as press. I think I said it in last year's re-cap of this event, but it bears repeating; having a large-scale whisky event on an elegant, docked riverboat is a much nicer setting than a sterile hotel conference … Continue reading Whiskies of the World Expo 2012 – Recap

13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Expo

Coming up on Saturday, March 31st is the first of the three big whisky shows that take place in San Francisco. This years Whiskies of the World Expo will again be a floating affair aboard the San Francisco Belle and will feature four decks worth of whisky, whiskey, and other assorted boozes, master classes and … Continue reading 13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Expo

2011 Whiskies of the World Expo – Recap

Thank you very much to Whiskies of the World for the opportunity to attend the 2011 Expo as press. What a difference a year makes! Last year's Whiskies of the World Expo (let's call it "WoW", shall we?) was saddled with problems thanks to the previous owners and a sub-par venue, not to mention the … Continue reading 2011 Whiskies of the World Expo – Recap

Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, March 2011

Et tu, Brute? The Ides of March are upon us as are several whisky events. So without further ado about much at all... SF Weekly's DRINK - Spirits, Beer, Wine and Cocktail Tasting Ok, there's a lot more than just whisky here. SF Weekly's first in what will hopefully be an annual booze tasting free-for-all … Continue reading Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events, March 2011

Bay Area Whisky Events, January 2011

A new year, a new month, a couple of whisky events here in the Bay Area to check out... Robert Burns Supper with Robin Coupar presented by Skyy Spirits and Whiskies of the World Expo "A traditional Burns Supper to honor Scotland's beloved Bard. The evening includes a Bag Piper to parade the Haggis, the … Continue reading Bay Area Whisky Events, January 2011

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)

Kilchoman Single Cask Release for the Whisky Shop

I had the privilege of meeting Kilchoman's Owner and Director, Anthony Wills today at San Francisco's The Whisky Shop. Mr. Wills is making a quick tour of the U.S. to promote Kilchoman's Summer 2010 Release here in the states as well as offering single cask bottlings to a select few purveyors. The Whisky Shop is … Continue reading Kilchoman Single Cask Release for the Whisky Shop

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

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

Recap – Whiskies of the World Expo

After going to WhiskyFest last year, I thought, "holy crap, malt overload...I don't need to do that again for another 2 or 3 years."  Well, about 5 months later, where do I find myself?  Yep, another big whisky show, this time around it was the Whiskies of the World Expo (let's call it WoW, shall … Continue reading Recap – Whiskies of the World Expo