whiskyfest 08It’s that time of year again…when the leaves start to turn, a chill wind blows through the air…

Wait. No. Not here. It’s still summer (or at least it feels like it)! But even though we live in a warm little bubble here in the Bay Area at this time of year, technically autumn has arrived. And with it, an event that I always look forward to: WhiskyFest!

This year, just in time for my birthday and my husband’s birthday (ahem, good planning!), Malt Advocate magazine is putting on their second annual celebration of all things whisky. I first checked it out last year, and was very impressed. Where else are you going to have the opportunity to try the entire fleet of Highland Park whiskies, from their delicious 12-year-old to the more elusive 30-year-old, along with hundreds of other whiskies from all over the world.

Tickets are going fast, and I believe the event often sells out. It’s not cheap, but when you think about it, how often are you going to be able to try all those whiskies side by side? I tried no less than 30 whiskies last year (emphasis on tried, I did not go with the intention of getting schnockered).

Malt Advocate magazine’s 2nd annual WhiskyFest
October 10, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
6:30 to 10 p.m.
Tickets available online or by calling 1-800-610-MALT.

Event: WhiskyFest 2008 26 September,2008Kim Laidlaw


Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw is a cookbook author, editor, food writer, producer, project manager, and baker who has been in the kitchen covered in flour since she was big enough to stir the biscuit dough. She has over 16 years of experience in book and online publishing, and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen.

Her first cookbook, Home Baked Comfort, was published in 2011; her second cookbook, Baby & Toddler On the Go, was published in April 2013; and her third cookbook, Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day, was published in October 2013.

She was the first blogger on KQED’s Bay Area Bites blog, which launched in 2005, and previously worked as a professional baker at La Farine French Bakery in Oakland, CA. She lives in Petaluma with her husband and their child, whom she cooks for everyday. Find out more at http://www.kimlaidlaw.com.

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