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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Upcoming Event: Whiskies of the World & Artisanal Spirits Fest

Bay Area whiskey enthusiasts only have a few weeks before the annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest kicks off in San Francisco on Saturday, March 27. Now in its 11th year, the Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest brings together distillers from around the world and is a terrific opportunity to sample, learn about and experience the art of whiskey. In addition to tasting a huge array of spirits, there will be seminars covering topics like the wonders of craft distilling and the whisky regions of Scotland. There will also be food, bartending demos, chocolate and fudge pairings, and live music.

The brands that will be on hand for tasting include:

8 Seconds Canadian Whisky
Aberfeldy Scotch
Aberlour Scotch
Aito Ruiz Whisky
Aqua Perfecta Liqueur
Archive XXV Year Old Scotch
Ardbeg Scotch
Ardmore Traditional Cask Scotch
Asyla Scotch
Baker’s Small Batch Bourbon
Balcones Baby Blue Bourbon
Basil Hayden’s Small Batch Bourbon
Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon
Bourye Whiskey
Buck Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Canadian Club Whisky
Caol Ila Scotch
Cascade Mountain Gin
Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine
Clynelish Scotch
Cofia Hazelnut Expresso Vodka
Compass Box Whiskey
Cragganmore Scotch
Crater Lake Vodka
Crispin’s Rose Liqueur
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky
Dalwhinnie Scotch
Dewars Scotch
Diamond 100 Vodka
Dickel No. 12 Whisky
Eagle Rare Bourbon
Fog’s End California Moonshine
Fog’s End Monterey Rye
Genevieve Genever Style Gin
Germain-Robin Brandy
Dry Fly Washington Dry Gin
Dry Fly Washington Wheat Vodka
Dry Fly Whiskey
Glenkinchie Scotch
Glenmorangie Scotch
Gordon & MacPhail Whiskies
Hangar One Vodka
Hankey Bannister Scotch
Hedonism Scotch
Hibiki 12-Year-Old Whisky
Isle of Jura Scotch
Isle of Skye Whisky
Johnnie Walker Scotch
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon
Junipero Gin
Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon
Lagavulin Scotch
Laphroaig Scotch
Liberty Ale & Porter
Mackillop’s Choice Scotch
Maison Surrenne Cognac
Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Mazama Infused Pepper Vodka
Nadurra Scotch
Oban Scotch
Old Potrero Whiskey
Old Pulteney Scotch
High West Peach Vodka 7000’
Peat Monster Scotch
Prichard’s Fine Rum
Prichard’s Sweet Lucy Bourbon Liqueur
Rendezvous Whiskey
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Rough Stock Montana Whiskey
Sazerac Whiskey
Scapa Scotch
Signatory Single Cask Whisky
Snake River Stampede Canadian Whisky
Spice Tree Scotch
St. George Spirits Whiskey
Stranahan’s Colorado Whisky
Suntory
Talisker Scotch
Templeton Rye
The Dalmore Scotch
The Glenlivet Scotch
High West Silver Whiskey
The Singleton of Glendullan Scotch
Tomintoul Scotch
Tuthilltown Hudson Whiskey
Yamakazi Whisky
Zacapa Rum

VIP tickets cost $120 and general admission tickets are $110. For more info and to purchase tickets, head over to whiskiesoftheworld.com. Hope to see you there!