2016 Whisky Live Pleasanton-SF

Whisky LIVE at the Games, now in its ninth year, returns to the 151st Scottish Highland Gathering and Games on September 3-4, 2016 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco.
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Lots of fun and many samples to taste in Building P, an air-conditioned building in the fairgrounds.
Hosting crowds of 25,000 attendees from the entire Bay Area and visitors from Canada and the UK, the Games provide a fantastic built in exposure for the brands that is hard to match, resulting in over 2,000 paid attendees throughout the tasting.

This event serves a very diverse crowd, ranging from very new and introductory whisky drinkers to the true  aficionados, including the Pleasanton Malt Whisky Circle.
All events are well supported by the local retailers, often taking orders for premium bottlings at the event.  Yes, you can order your new favorite whisky in the tasting hall.
For exhibitor information, contact Dave Sweet.

David Sweet
USA and Canada
847-249-4333 office
847-840-3914 cell

Two day sampling event
Saturday 12:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday   12:30 – 4:30pm
Standard ticket ($35): Sample 7 8 different whiskies and receive an event program and souvenir Glencairn tasting glass
VIP ticket ($45): Sample 12 14 different whiskies and receive an event program and souvenir Glencairn tasting glass
Whisky Tasting is held in Building P.
Air-conditioned building
Unlimited access each day
Option to place an order for your new favorite whisky
Age check wristband and WHISKY LIVE wristband required for entry
Building P opens at 10am for ticket purchase and pre-purchased ticket redemption (ie pick up your glass and tasting tickets early – beat the crowd.  Lines form early for entry into the whisky tasting hall.
Master class tickets will also be available for purchase at 10am.  Seating is limited and available only to patrons who have purchased the Standard or VIP tasting ticket.  Master class ticket is $25.
Master class schedule
Saturday  3:15pm
Fairgrounds open at 8am.
Parking is $10 and payable on site.
A separate admissions ticket is needed to enter the fairgrounds.
Visit website for additional games information:  www.thescottishgames.com

2016 Whisky Live LA

WHISKY LIVE Los Angeles, now in its eighth year, will take place on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at:
The L. A. Hotel Downtown located at: 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles California 90071.

The L.A. Hotel Downtown is a newly renovated, modern and contemporary oasis in the heart of downtown LA financial, entertainment and theater district, it is the perfect setting for the premier whisky event on the west coast. Easy access from downtown and the suburbs, plus ample on-site and public parking make this the ideal place to host the largest and most diverse whisky tasting in California. WHISKY LIVE Los Angeles offers a fantastic evening of the finest whisky, incredible whisky cocktails, great food and entertainment – making enjoying whisky part of a lifestyle!
Tell your friends! After all, fine whiskey is best enjoyed with great company.
Sample from over 150 different scotches, bourbons and whiskies from around the world!

General Admission Ticket
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Souvenir Glencairn tasting glass
Event program
Full dinner buffet
Live entertainment
Regular Price $139

VIP Admission Ticket
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
EARLY entry to whisky sampling event
Access to the VIP Experience Area from 6-9pm
Souvenir CUT CRYSTAL Glencairn tasting glass (picture below)
1 year Whisky Magazine subscription
Event program
Full dinner buffet
Live entertainment
Limited ticket availability
Regular Price $199

LA VIP Pour List
COMPASS BOX special selections poured by John Glaser
Aberfeldy 21
Acnoc 18
Balblair 1990
Evan Williams Single Barrel – limited special Whisky Magazine bottling
Four Roses Single Barrel – limited special Whisky Magazine bottling
Glenfarclas 25
Johnnie Walker Blue
Jack Daniels Sinatra
Michter’s – Special premium selection
Old Pulteney 17
Old Pulteney 21
Old Weller Antique
Revival Single Malt, finished in calvados cask, (released this year in Ireland)
Breckenridge Dark Arts Malt Whiskey
Special note: due to limited quantity, Teeling 24 yr Whiskey – oldest commercially available Irish single malt – will only be tasted in the Teeling Master Class

We are very excited to announce that John Glaser, the founder and master blender of Compass Box Whisky, will be joining us in the VIP Experience Area.

Whisky Live LA 2016 Dinner Buffet
Domestic Cheeses, Red Grapes, Crackers
Pear Salad
wild greens, chopped pears, humboldt fog cheese, anjou vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
Baked Shepherd’s Pie with Bourbon
Bourbon Chicken
Roasted Tri Colored Fingerling Potatoes
tossed in a Rosemary Butter
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
with Panko Herb Crunch
Pan Flashed Green Beans with Toasted Slivered Almonds
Assorted Breads and Butter