Upcoming Rum and Whiskey Events

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You will definitely see some umbrella drinks at the California Rum Festival. Photo via Facebook.

September has a couple boozy events for you, starting with the third annual California Rum Fest on September 8th-9th at SOMArts Cultural Center. There will be more than 40 premium rum brand expressions featured from around the world. The two-day event includes an industry session and consumer grand tasting, and a Rum Bazaar on day two, with tropical rum cocktails created by some of SF’s best bartenders, items for sale, and more.

September 8th consumer grand tasting ticket: $70 (includes complimentary pass to the Rum Bazaar); 5pm-9pm. September 9th Rum Bazaar: $5 general admission, cocktails at an additional cost; 12pm-5pm. The event benefits the Operation Helping People (O.H.P.) Foundation, a group focused on youth mentoring in the Bay Area.

On Sunday September 10th, ~THE DORIAN~ is hosting a Gone With The Whiskey Whiskey Fest. There will be a pig roast and some rare and exotic whiskies to taste (yes, including a range of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons). Tickets range from $55-$75. 3pm-7pm. 2001 Chestnut St. at Fillmore, 415-814-2671.