The Barbary Coast Conservatory in San Francisco is finally starting to host some great public events, so I want to do everything I can to help these guys get this program going. For those of you who don't remember, last year's SF cocktail week was centered around the opening of the Boothby Center on Mission St, a facility that will allow for seminars, lectures, and cocktail training. It's like a library, but only for booze-related subjects! Now that the guys are actively bringing in guest speakers, it's time to start supporting our local treasure by attending some wonderful events. Coming up this January 27th, Four Rose's Jim Rutledge will be doing a two hour bourbon seminar, talking history, distilling, and the nature of American whiskey. Tastings of Four Roses Bourbon will be provided, as well as a specially designed Four Roses cocktail from the bartenders present. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the link below. This should be a fantastic event, as anyone who has ever met Jim will tell you how fascinating he is. To spend two hours with him in a small, intimate setting is a real treat. He might be the best distiller alive.
All proceeds go to support the Conservatory! That's a wonderful thing.