~THE WHISKIES OF THE WORLD EXPO AND ARTISANAL SPIRITS FEST~ returns on Saturday March 27th at The Hotel Nikko, so start getting your liver prepped and ready. Now in its eleventh year, the list of brands exhibiting only seems to get bigger: Scotch whiskies (Classic Malts, Johnnie Walker; Laphroaig, Ardmore, Signatory, Isle of Skye, Benromach, Dalmore, Glenlivet, Isle of Jura, Aberlour, Scapa, Mackillop’s Choice, Tomintoul, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg); Canadian (Canadian Club, 8 Seconds, Snake River); Irish (Bushmills), whiskey and bourbon (Bulleit, Dickel, Small Batch Bourbon, High West, Maker’s Mark, Buck Kentucky, Stranahan’s, Montana, Sazerac Whiskeys); American craft (Compass Box, moonshine from Piedmont Distillers, spirits from Bendistillery, Tuthiltown Hudson Whiskey Templeton Rye, spirits and single bottle kit from Fog’s End Distillery, Dry Fly Spirits, Old Potrero); Japan (Suntory); Finland (Balcones Baby Blue); and specialty spirits (Zacapa).
The Expo will also feature seminars conducted by world famous Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors: Steve Beal (Diageo), David Mays and Simon Brooking (Beam Global), Richard Paterson (Whyte and Mackay Ltd.), Rick Edwards (Pernod Richard), and Joe Michalek (Piedmont Distillers). Guests will try to even their keel with a full buffet dinner, plus there are mixology demonstrations, Celtic crafts, chocolate and fudge pairings, live music and more.
Saturday Mar 27, 2010
VIP: 5:15pm; General: 6pm.
VIP: $120. General admission: $110.
222 Mason St. San Francisco