WhiskyFest San Francisco

America’s largest whisky celebration, ~WHISKYFEST~ returns to San Francisco for the second year, with over 200 of the world’s rarest–and most expensive–whiskies available for tasting. You’ll find single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, Tennessee, Japanese, Welsh, Canadian and other whiskies from around the world to sample. There will also be high-end rums, tequilas, and beer. To see the up-do-date list of the whiskies that will be poured, please click here. Many whisky companies have decided to pour some very special whiskies during the evening.

Put on by Malt Advocate, WhiskyFest will again feature an educational focus that will let distillers not only explain how whisky is made, but also how to identify, sniff, swirl, and enjoy one of the most revered spirits in the world. Â

Attendees will be given the opportunity to sample over 200 of the most exclusive whiskies in the world, will be kept from getting totally toasted with a free buffet, and learn about whiskies from master blenders and distillery managers.
WhiskyWeek, the week leading up to WhiskyFest, will feature whisky-related events and promotions throughout the Bay Area at nightspots, restaurants, and bars. Click here for the lengthy lineup of events—it all begins on Sunday October 5th.

The speaker schedule and seminar topics can now be viewed here. The seminars begin at 7pm. If you are interested in seeing a particular speaker, get your seats early as it's first come, first served.

In addition to an amazing list of whiskies being poured, Malt Advocate magazine has teamed up with The Macallan, The Glenlivet, and Glenfarclas to offer attendees a once-in-a-lifetime taste of very rare whiskies for a small charitable donation. Whiskies at these three designated charity tables are half-ounce pours and can be purchased for one charity ticket (a $20 donation) except the following: all Macallans, 1955 Glenfarclas, 1959 and 1964 Glenlivet which require two charity tickets ($40 donation).

100% of the proceeds from these tables will go to the Food Runners of San Francisco, a volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in San Francisco. Food Runners deliver over 10 tons of food a week to agencies feeding people in need.

Tickets can be purchased through the Malt Advocate website or at the Malt Advocate table the night of WhiskyFest. VIP tickets offer early admittance at 5:30pm and a canvas WhiskyFest tote bag. General admission begins at 6:30pm.

WhiskyFest San Francisco
Fri., Oct. 10, 2008

San Francisco Marriott
55 Fourth St.
Cross: Market St.
San Francisco, CA



VIP $150
general $110