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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Whiskies of the World 2009

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Whiskies of the World, a great event that now also includes the Artisan Spirits Fest. Recognizing the popularity of whisk(e)y around the country, this annual spirits gathering has now gone bi-coastal, with Whiskies of the World and Artisan Spirits Fest taking place March 28 in San Francisco and November 7 in Washington, DC. At both events, you can sample products from more than 50 producers and importers, enjoying everything from single-malt scotch to Kentucky bourbon. Plus, at the upcoming San Francisco event in March, bartenders from Bourbon and Branch—one of the speakeasies mentioned in our Jan/Feb 2009 issue—will be serving up cocktails while educating attendees about how to put these spirits to use in a mixed drink. Tickets are sold online only in advance, and they always go quickly, so be sure pick up yours early.

What: Whiskies of the World 2009 and Artisanal Spirits Fest
When: March 28, 2009
Where: aboard The San Francisco Belle, Pier 3 The Embarcadero, San Francisco [map]