acdntlpoet: (3DC)
"And lo, Himself did bestow upon us the heavenly tome of whiskies, and it was good."

This weekend started as few do: with a purchase of a ticket back in October 2007, setting my vacation date in stone. With work being as busy recently, and my travel up in the air (ha!) at times, preparation for the Whiskies of the World Exposition in San Francisco had been minimal at best. I packed my bag with my tickets, my tasting notebook, and my Whisky Bible, and headed to the airport.

This year was already going to be different from years prior; in this case we would be meeting a much larger number of 3DC in the city. That is to say, this year it would be substantially more people than Raz, Fergus, and me. All said, there were ten 3 Drunken Celts in attendance. The dynamic of the group would surely change...

Cross posted to www.3DrunkenCelts.com
It is a LONG post. Take your time. )

John Glaser's Masters Class on Blending )

Yes, there is still more..... )


Saturday evening in pictures )


The Grand Tasting )

The final stretch and summation of the weekend )

This year saw the birth of a new era for the 3 Drunken Celts. There are some amazing things coming down the pipe in the industry over the next few years and I can't wait to be involved, on the fringe admittedly, with it. At the very least, being an active consumer if not participant, will provide the opportunity to enjoy some seriously good drams!
acdntlpoet: (3DC)
So... While I work at getting all the photos from the Whiskies of the World event (attended by over 12 of the 3DC this weekend) in order and published, I figured I'd give you a fun sneak peak at the 3DC founders at the past 3 WOW events:

WOW, 2006. Our first time in SF for Whiskies of the World:


WOW, 2007. Year number 2; old hats by this point:


WOW, 2008. Year 3 and the dawn of a new era for the 3DC. This time we showed up with a posse (photo of the posse to come soon):



This year was indeed another milestone for the 3 Drunken Celts. My more lengthy blog will be posted at some point in the next week hopefully. I have a lot to do and say, both 3DC-wise and work-wise, which means I need to focus on my priorities for the moment and get some stuff caught up before I delve into a full blown picture rich recap of the Whiskies of the World... but hold tight, it IS coming.

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