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San Francisco WhiskyFest Approaches – October 16, 2009


The single best night of the year in spirits approaches — we’re just three months away from San Francisco’s WhiskyFest. I’m going, and so should you. Here’s everything you need to know to get there!

WhiskyFest San Francisco

America’s largest whisky celebration returns to San Francisco for the 3rd year with over 200 of the rarest – and most expensive – whiskies from around the globe available for tasting. Put on by Malt Advocate, the premiere magazine for the whisky enthusiast, 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.

Event Details

The 3rd Annual WhiskyFest San Francisco will take place at the San Francisco Marriott on Friday, October 16, 2009 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Attendees will be given the opportunity to sample over 200 of the most exclusive whiskies in the world, enjoy a gourmet buffet, and learn about whiskies from master blenders and distillery managers.

The goal of WhiskyFest is to educate the public about whisky through industry leading speakers and thought-provoking seminars. A full list of speakers and seminar times will be available soon on the WhiskyFest website.

WhiskyWeek, the week leading up to WhiskyFest, will feature whisky-related events and promotions throughout the city at popular nightspots, restaurants, and bars. Details on specific venues will be available soon at WhiskyFest San Francisco.


“We are looking to continue to educate consumers and connoisseurs alike about whisky. In addition, we hope to raise some funds for charity by having some extremely rare whiskies available for sampling for a small charitable donation (details on the whiskies being poured will be available in the coming weeks). We will also involve the community with dinners and tastings leading up the event and give whisky enthusiasts the chance to taste some incredibly rare whiskies and meet the makers behind the barrels. That’s exactly what will occur at WhiskyFest San Francisco on October 16, 2009.” – John Hansell, Publisher, Malt Advocate magazine


WhiskyFest is brought to you by Malt Advocate magazine.


WhiskyFest is sponsored by the Wall Street Journal.


Regular Admission: $105 (includes Scottish crystal tasting glass, 1-year subscription to Malt Advocate magazine, event program with tasting notes section, all seminars, gourmet buffet and beverages throughout the evening)

VIP Admission: $150 (includes all of the above plus one hour early admission with limited ticketing, special VIP hour only whiskies, and canvas tote bag).

For more information on ticket sales or event information, visit www.WhiskyFest.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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