Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Spring 2009 Schedule

Continuing tradition. . . for the fifth year in a row The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America would like to extend a  discounted admission to the 2009 U.S. Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Tour for readers of The Scotch Blog.

That’s right, Once again readers of The Scotch Blog pay the same admission price that members of the SMWS pay.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is once again happy to offer a discount for tickets to our Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza 2008 Tour.

“Member’s Price” is $115.00 per ticket. (Our Non-member’s ticket price is now $130; therefore, this offers a $15 discount on tickets for
this year’s events) This price will be honored to anyone who calls in for a ticket and mentions that they saw the event advertised on The
Scotch Blog
.

All Events 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registration begins at 6:30 pm

Chicago, Seattle & Philadelphia Require Jackets (No denim or Athletic Wear) – All other events are Business Casual and no denim or athletic wear are requested

Society Members/The Scotch Blog readers: $115
Non-Member Guests: $130

RESERVATIONS LIMITED.

You MUST mention The Scotch Blog when placing your ticket order. And that’s the REAL and original Scotch Blog. Not the cheap copy that keeps contacting industry people in an attempt to land free alcohol.

Tickets by advance purchase only: 800-990-1991.

WWW.SMWSA.COM

Must be 21 years of age.


Fall 2009 Schedule

CHICAGO
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2009
THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO
65 W. JACKSON BOULEVARD CHICAGO, IL 60604

BOSTON
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22, 2009
The Taj Boston
15 ARLINGTON STREET BOSTON, MA 02116

WASHINGTON
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2009
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW WASHINGTON, DC 20004

PHILADELPHIA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2009
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. BROAD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102

SAN FRANCISCO
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2009
Intercontinental San Francisco
888 HOWARD STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

LOS ANGELES
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2009
The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 OCEAN AVENUE SANTA MONICA, CA 90401

FORT LAUDERDALE
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2009
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 SEMINOLE WAY HOLLYWOOD, FL 33314

Lagavulin 16 available at unheard of price!

From “Boozy NYC”:

Lagavulin 16 is selling for $50 at Warehouse Wine & Spirit in NYC (East Village).

Usually sells for $90+.

Whisky Fest Fall 2008 Discounts

Those nice people at Malt Advocate are once again offering a discount to readers of The Scotch Blog. (The codes are at the bottom of the story.)

There are 2 fall Whisky Fest events, San Francisco, celebrating its 2nd year and New York celebrating its 11th year.

San Francisco

We look forward to seeing you at the second annual WhiskyFest on Friday, October 10th where you’ll have the opportunity to taste more whiskies and meet more whisky experts in attendance than any other whisky event in the country. It’s a fantastic event for knowledgeable whisky enthusiasts and a priceless experience for those just getting into whisky.

San Francisco Marriott (4th and Market)
Time: 6:30 to 10:00pm
Cost:
General admission: $110
VIP admission: $150
Early entry (5:30) Taste very special VIP-only whiskies, and canvas tote bag

San Francisco Whisky Week

In addition, if you’ve been to Whiisky fest Chicago, you know that Malt advocate is the driving force behind “Whisky week” – a solid week of whisky related events around Chicago. They’ve decided to get the same idea going in San Francisco, and already have a long list of events for you to enjoy. Check out the SF Whisky Fest site to see all the events.

New York

There will be more than 70 exhibiting companies/brands in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. That’s an incredible line-up of whiskies for you to try.  The detailed list of what will be poured at each table will be posted later this month. We have a number of new companies exhibiting this year and many of the returning companies will be pouring very special whiskies, especially during the VIP hour from 5:30 to 6:30.

Marriott Marquis Times Square
Time: 6:30 to 10:00pm
Cost:
General admission: $120
VIP admission: $160
Early entry (5:30) Taste very special VIP-only whiskies, and canvas tote bag

Discount Codes

Malt Advocate was kind enough to offer a $10 discount to the first ten people who order WhiskyFest San Francisco or WhiskyFest New York tickets. Here’s the discount codes that will apply:

  • San Fran regular admission:         sblogsf
  • San Fran VIP admission:               sblogsfvip
  • New York regular admission:        sblogny
  • New York VIP admission:              sblognyvip

Order your tickets online at www.maltadvocate.com or by phone at 800-610-MALT. The codes will automatically take off $10 per ticket on orders so going online is the easiest way to order.

Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Fall 2008 Schedule

For the FOURTH year in a row The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America
would like to extend a  discounted admission to the 2008 U.S. Single
Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Tour for readers of The Scotch
Blog.

That’s right, Once again readers of The Scotch Blog pay the same admission price that members of the SMWS pay.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is once again happy to offer a
discount for tickets to our Single Malt & Scotch Whisky
Extravaganza 2008 Tour.

“Member’s Price” is $115.00 per ticket. (Our Non-member’s ticket
price is now $130; therefore, this offers a $15 discount on tickets for
this year’s events) This price will be honored to anyone who calls in
for a ticket and mentions that they saw the event advertised on The
Scotch Blog
.

All Events 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Registration begins at 6:30 pm

Jackets Preferred

Society Members/The Scotch Blog readers: $115
Non-Member Guests: $130

RESERVATIONS LIMITED.

You MUST mention The Scotch Blog when placing your ticket order. Tickets by advance purchase only: 800-990-1991.

WWW.SMWSA.COM Must be 21 years of age.


Fall 2008 Schedule

CHICAGO
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Jackets Required (No Denim or Athletic Attire)

BOSTON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
Taj Boston
15 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116

WASHINGTON, DC

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
J.W. Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004

PHILADELPHIA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Jackets Required (No Denim or Athletic Attire)

FORT LAUDERDALE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314

SEATTLE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7
Rainier Club
820 Fourth Ave.,Seattle, WA 98104
Jackets Required (No Denim Or Athletic Attire)

SAN FRANCISCO
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108

LOS ANGELES
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

2008 Scotch Whisky Extravaganza

For the fourth year in a row The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America
would like to extend discounted admission to the 2008 U.S. Single
Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Tour
for readers of The Scotch
Blog.

That’s right, Once again readers of The Scotch Blog pay the same admission price that members of the SMWS pay.

Read on for the schedule and how to get the discount:

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12 days of Scotchmas: Scotch Whisky Review

And concluding our "12 days of Scotchmas" gift guide.

Hopefully something struck your fancy and you took advantage of some of the discounts these companies were kind enough to offer!


Swr
I have been reading the Scotch Whisky Review for some time – but only first wrote a story about it back in February 2007. In that story I said:

Wickedly smart. Bitingly funny. Loads of caustic wit.

These are just some of the terms that might be used to describe the
Scotch Whisky Review.

—-

The bottom line is that The Scotch Whisky Review should be on the reading list of every serious whisky fan.

And to make sure that you read it, I’ve arranged for a discount:

Current subscription rates are:

UK £10.00
EUROPE £14.00
REST OF WORLD £17.00

The SWR is published quarterly (4 times per year), but if you email them with 12 days of Scotchmas in the subject line, they’ll be happy to give you 5 issues for the regular subscription price of 4 issues.

And they are apparently working on that god-awful web site. The Scotch Whisky Review. 


This is NOT a paid promotion.

12 days of Scotchmas: Malt Advocate Magazine

Continuing our "12 days of Scotchmas" gift guide.
We’ve got gift ideas, discounts, and Free Stuff through the weekend and right up until Christmas Eve day (December 24th), so keep checking in!


Mam To close out our 12 Days of Scotchmas, here’s a discount on another must-read whisky publication – Malt Advocate.

Malt Advocate magazine is the United States’  leading whisky magazine.
It’s published quarterly and covers more than just Scotch – all the world’s finest whiskies grace the pages – Irish whiskey, bourbon
American, Japanese and Canadian whisky.

The magazine includes features,
columns, product reviews in their acclaimed Buyer’s Guide and up-to-date
whisky news.

Malt Advocate is offering a special rate of $3 off the normal subscription rate (The U.S. subscription is $18 <$18-$3=$15>).

The $3 USD discount extends to all non-U.S. orders as well.

The special super secret code for the discount is newsub07 which you will have to enter in the appropriate box when subscribing.

The offer is for
new subscribers only and is good until December 31st.

Subscribe here.


This is NOT a paid promotion.

12 days of Scotchmas: Classic Expressions

Remgauger

Ian Buxton & Neil Wilson want to offer The Scotch Blog readers a 10% on either (or both) of the 2 published Classic Expressions books:

Reminiscences of a Gauger
by Joseph Pacy (1873)

With a new introduction and commentary by Ian Buxton

Published price (copies 76 – 300) : £50 (plus carriage)

» More Information about ‘Reminiscences of a Gauger’


Smuggling in the Highlands
by Ian MacDonald (1914)

With a new introduction and commentary by Gavin D. Smith

Published price (copies 76 – 300) : £50 (plus carriage)

» More Information about ‘Smuggling in the Highlands’


To receive the discount:

  • You must pay using PayPal
  • Enter the promotional code FOKE when prompted on PayPal, which will give you the discount
    • Though the individual book pages say the price is £50, when you
      go to the payment box (PayPal) you will see the price reduced to £45.
  • The code will work until December 31st, so it’s a great way to spend your Christmas gift money.

www.classicexpressions.co.uk


This is NOT a paid promotion.

12 days of Scotchmas: 1968 Glenfarclas

Continuing our "12 days of Scotchmas" gift guide.

ANOTHER discount from our friends at Kessler Wine & Spirit – they must like you guys.


U.S. MARKET ONLY:

1968glenfarclas
Kessler Wines & Spirits is offering a The Scotch Blog reader discount on the 1968 Glenfarclas.

Regular price is $315. but for you, the bargain price of $270.00 that’s $45 off the price (we apparently have math-challenged readers). 

Reading PeatFreak never got you a deal like that. (But you should read it anyway.)

This offer is good through December 21st.

Email orders only – mention you read about the discount on The Scotch Blog.

Ships UPS ground anywhere in the US (except MI).

Shipping charge for UPS ground: $15 for 1, $20 for 2,
$28 for 3, $30 for 6.

Contact Patrick@winfieldflynn.com

Kessler Wines & Spirits
New York, New York


This is NOT a paid promotion.

12 days of Scotchmas: Whisky DVD

Continuing our "12 days of Scotchmas" gift guide.


A few years ago in London I picked up a great little DVD called "Scotch Whisky: C4_1_bThe Myth and the Magic"

Produced by HeeHaw Publishing who specialize in Scottish interest.

Our products present engaging and informative portraits of Scotland, concentrating on popular Scottish themes and significant eras in Scotland’s fascinating history. They present an entertaining and in-depth view of Scotland’s turbulent past and unique culture and are sold throughout the UK, Europe, the US and Canada.

Why are you telling me about a 4 year old DVD?

The_whisky_dvd_coverOriginally
released in 2003, the DVD has received a cosmetic makeover (the
actual documentary is the same). This means that if you have the
version with the old cover, there’s no need to pick this one up.

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