~WHISKIES OF THE WORLD~ returns for its tenth year, along with the Artisanal Spirits Fest. Whiskey-lovin’ boozehounds will be taking over the docked San Francisco Belle, visiting three floors of sampling booths staffed by spirits experts ranging from distillers to brand ambassadors, blenders, distillery owners, managers, and spirit creators. For the list of exhibitors (in no particular order), scroll down the page here.
There will be a pipe and drum concert from the award-winning Bushmill’s Pipers Pipe band on the top deck. You can also sample fine cigars or bring your own to enjoy on the deck, and there is going to be a buffet dinner.
Another component to the event is the Independent Spirits Fest, featuring limited edition and small-production spirits. It includes some local folks like St. George Spirits, Charbay Distillery, Anchor, Square One, and Osocalis Distillery.
10th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo and Artisanal Spirits Fest
Sat. Mar. 28th, 2009
San Francisco Belle
San Francisco, CA
(enter at 5:30pm)