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Monday
Jun272011

Tasting Schedule For This Week & Next!

I'm leaving K&L in a few minutes for a long vacation, but that doesn't mean I'm going to leave you all without any booze to taste.  Here's this week's schedule and next week as well.

Redwood City - Martin's West Gastropub - 6 PM - Tuesdays - Tuthilltown Whiskies

I retasted New York's young Hudson whiskies the other day and I have to say that I enjoyed them much more this time around than previously.  They show a bit more depth and poise than I remembered from before, so I thought they might make a fun tasting for those of you who have never tried them.  Check out their website if you're unfamiliar with their whiskies and come by Martin's West for some samples.

June 27th - Tuthilltown Hudson Baby Bourbon

July 5th - Tuthilltown Four Grain Whiskey

San Francisco - Gitane - 5:30 PM - Thursdays - Yamazaki Japanese Whiskies

Since I cannot make it taste with you all, I've requested that former SF bartender and current Yamazaki employee Neyah White come by to help guide you all through the tasting.  The one thing I learned from Neyah that blew my mind was that both the Yamazaki 12 and the Hibiki 12 were designed to be drunk with ice and soda water, so we're going to give you a choice.  You can choose to drink your pour straight, or have it as a highball to experience how it was intended to be enjoyed.  Neyah is an encyclopedia of info so I would recommend that you take advantage of drinking with him.  He's quite amazing.

June 29th - Hibiki 12

July 7th - Yamazaki 12

Please come out and enjoy some whiskey!  See you all in a few weeks.

-David Driscoll

Sunday
Jun262011

Help Wanted!

It's not everyday that someone brings an old bottle of whisky to authenticate.  Is even more unusual when that whisky is filled with gold flakes.  Please help me identify this ridiculous bottling.  The top says Cardhu Single Malt, but otherwise there is no distillery information.  The label and box say AURUM or AVRVM XXIV.  Let me know if you've ever seen or heard of it, apparently it was given by a member of the some UAE Royal family...who knows.  If you have any info please share...

-David Girard

Sunday
Jun262011

Vacation & Guest Blogging

Summer is here and I need a break.  On Monday I will be heading to the UK and then over to Paris for some old fashioned R&R.  Under no circumstances will I be checking email or blogging for the K&L site, so I've taken some measures to ensure that you'll all be taken care of in my absence.  David OG will be handling all orders and Whiskey News emails, as well as blogging duties, but you'll also be hearing from some other K&L employees.  Joe Manekin, our Spanish/Latin American wine buyer has been excited to tell you all a bit about our new expanded sherry collection.  He'll be posting an article or two and you might here from some other folks here as well.

Any questions? Make sure you check in via our new department email address: whiskey@klwines.com.

Just in case you're drinking single malts, you can also reach us at whisky@klwines.com.

See you all in a few weeks!

-David Driscoll

Friday
Jun242011

ARDBEG CHOPPERS!!!

I love the Mission. 

-David Driscoll

Thursday
Jun232011

Ardbeg Party in SF Tonight!

 

 

Make sure you head over to the Hideout tonight at 7 PM to feast your tastebuds on some Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail, and Corryvreckan courtesy of K&L and LVMH.  Just a heads up - the Hideout is aptly named.  You need to go into Dalva Bar which is right next door to the Roxie Theater and then go all the way into the back where there is an entirely separate bar.  I'll be lurking back in there with some open bottles to taste.

What I'm most curious about is the reaction to the choppers outside.  On Main St. in downtown Redwood City there isn't much foot traffic and those that do walk by are only mildly interested.  16th st in the Mission is home to quite a colorful cast of characters so it will be interesting to see how Mark the motorcycle man handles the crowd.  He's a pretty big guy so I think he'll be OK.

See you all there!

 

-David Driscoll