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WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby lohssanami » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:10 pm

We'll toast you too Ganga!

I got my ticket in the mail today, and I'll be there with bells on...well...maybe not bells.
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:12 am

tim....say hi to forrest and ryan from hi times if you see them there.....he is a BIG guy and ryan is a tall skinny guy..it will be like a cartoon, say hi to them!
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby peergynt323 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:03 pm

I'll be there tomorrow with MikeyMad and company. Looking forward to it. :D
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby mikeymad » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:12 pm

Glad to see it all coming together....

We may want to plan a WMF gathering during the show. Take a 10 minute break at 8pm and meet up by the registration table. Put some real name and faces to the users.... then get back at it.....:-)

One day countdown people....!!!!

Cheers,
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby mikeymad » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:17 pm

SHOW DAY!!!!

Will be meeting up with PeerGynt before the show, and then meeting up with lohssanami and team at the show.... and also a member of the LA scotch club.

Should be a good day as long as I don't watch my 401k stocks....

Cheers,
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby mikeymad » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:51 pm

Another Great WhiskyFest show night. I am glad that I went VIP which gave me a little extra time to try some samples I would have not gotten to.

Met up with a bunch of people - shout out to:
lohssanami and friends,
peergynt (hope you made it home safe),
Andy and friend from LA Scotch club (glad you could make it up)
John Sowden from local tasting
Paul Harvey, and friend from local tasting
and others.....

Cheers,
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby lohssanami » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:24 pm

Had a great time and my crew met up with Mikeymad for some fun after hours cruising and eating in the city "Falcon" style. Great meatball sandwich from Tommy's!!!

I didn't get to meet up with bcrossan, but I know he had a tight schedule. Actually, we could have bumped into each other without knowing it...lol.

I also met Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show. She was very nice, and very accomodating to let us take a picture with her.

Jimmy Russell provided some great conversation and insight into his beginnings with Wild Turkey. It was an honor to meet a man that has been in the business for 55 years, and still going.

Great fun all around!
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby bcrossan » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:03 pm

lohssanami wrote:Had a great time and my crew met up with Mikeymad for some fun after hours cruising and eating in the city "Falcon" style. Great meatball sandwich from Tommy's!!!

I didn't get to meet up with bcrossan, but I know he had a tight schedule. Actually, we could have bumped into each other without knowing it...lol.

I also met Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern Show. She was very nice, and very accomodating to let us take a picture with her.

Jimmy Russell provided some great conversation and insight into his beginnings with Wild Turkey. It was an honor to meet a man that has been in the business for 55 years, and still going.

Great fun all around!


Sorry I missed you guys Tim (I forgot to bring your cell number with me :oops: :oops: )

But all around a great time. I need to pace myself next time... came out too strong and was not tasting much towards the end :shock:

So was Robin at the show or did you meet her elsewhere? I did not see her :(
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby Laphroaig » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:39 pm

randall fairbrook wrote:tim....say hi to forrest and ryan from hi times if you see them there.....he is a BIG guy and ryan is a tall skinny guy..it will be like a cartoon, say hi to them!
...had the distinct pleasure of meeting Forrest - great guy. didn't note a Ryan but think a gent named Trayce or Trace was with him.
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby bcrossan » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:45 pm

lawschooldrunk wrote:how does it work with these events? does the entrance fee cover anything you will drink inside or do you have to pay at each booth?


Ticket gets you whatever samples they have at their booth. There were some expections at this one where they had some available for charitable donations. They also had some pretty good food for us most of the night.
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Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

Postby mikeymad » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:08 pm

Dinner and a beverage... just needed a movie and my evening would have been complete... :-)

Sorry I missed you bcrossan and Laphroaig.

I still am working on my tasting list...

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