Whiskey Waxing Competition (and Not Just for Bartenders)


At Chris Sollars and Comstock Saloon’s Whiskey Waxing YBCA event; photo by Alison Pebworth.

I think we know where most bartenders in this town will be on Monday August 15th: at ~COMSTOCK SALOON~’s Whiskey Waxing Competition. The contestants will be “judged on their form and ability to sip whiskey or tea. All sizes, shapes, and styles considered. It’s not the size of your sweep, but the shape of your broom!” Prizes include fine bourbons, single malts, and coveted drams spanning the globe, as well as VIP tours of Anchor Brewery and admission to WhiskyFest San Francisco. Judges include master distiller Lance Winters from St. George Distillery in Alameda.

Whether you’re whiskery or not, you’ll be able to partake in $5 Boothby cocktails, $5 sidecars, and tastes of St. George’s pre-release whiskey! There will also be a live barbershop quartet to keep your toes tappin’. Contestants need to RSVP here with “Whiskey Wax” in the subject line. Registration is at 7pm, competition at 8pm.