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[San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

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[San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby hotcrab » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:00 am

Wednesday, February 27th
please join us for the first 2008
Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club
featuring a tasting of
Balvenie 12 year Doublewood & 17yr SherryOak
and
Glenfiddich 12yr and the rare 15 yr "Solera"

Guest Speaker Martin Geraghty
Light Appetizers will be provided
Tasting 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10.00 per person.

Bring some friends - the more the merrier!

A bit of Scotch Whisky History from our friends at Balvenie
The first reference to Scotch Whisky was in the year 1494 in the Scottish Exchequer Rolls. It states "8 bolls of malt for Friar John Corr - Wherewith to make aquavitae". However whisky was almost certainly made much earlier than 1494. The distilling skills most likely came from Ireland via Argyll, when monks came to christen the heathens. Later the monasteries were burned down or demolished by the Protestants during the Reformation (1534-5) and monks had to "seek work" elsewhere. Peasants who had been supplying these monks with barley soon learned the skills and took it upon themselves to carry on this tradition. The name of the spirit was also passed along. The monks had called it Water of Life (Aquavitae), but in local Highland Gaelic "Water of Life" became uisge beatha, which was later anglicised to Fwisge and then Whisky

Please respond to mrsmiths@maximumproductions.com
if you plan to join us to help us get a head count.
Thanks, we look forward to seeing you Wednesday,
Max, Kevin and Mr. Smith
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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:14 pm

Hey hotcrab,

Is this something that you are a part of? Or were you just posting something that you got?

I am interested, but I didn't want to send mail from my work account. I will send some mail this evening to Mr Smith...

Sounds like fun.

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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby hotcrab » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:15 pm

I am just friends with the guys who run Mr. Smith's. Not personally involved.
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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby mikeymad » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:35 pm

Okay I got it now it is a club in SF that has a tasting about once a month. I may not be able to make it down tonight. But I signed up to their mailing list.

Are you going?

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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:52 pm

Nice to see the sudden "explosion" of new members in California the past few weeks, exciting! And welcome hotcrab, next time I'm in town I'll have to join in on one of these tastings. Any link to Mr. Smith's would be great.
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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby mikeymad » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:54 pm

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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby Ganga » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:13 am

Do we get to order based on the pictures? :D I'll have what is proping up the martini glass. :iwbrnt:
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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby hotcrab » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:58 pm

I ended up getting there late and not really being able to check for people. Did anyone else come by?
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Re: [San Francisco] Mr. Smith's Whiskey Club 02/27 6-8pm

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:26 pm

I did not make it down. How was the gathering? and the beverages?

Let me know if I need to make the next one?

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