acdntlpoet: (3DC)

The Gospels According to Seamus: The Exiled years

(Whiskies of the World, 2009)

 

(To follow along the timeline of events, use Twitter search to locate all our Tweets posted with the #3DC tag: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%233dc )

 

 

2.5 days of whisky fueled mayhem... with tasting notes! )

 

Stay tuned…. I am still hopeful that Raz and Fergus will finish their own write-ups one of these days. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll all get to experience the frivolity that is 2 giggling adult men at 3am after far too much whisky.

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)

Raz’s Whisky Barley Stew as Posted to the 3DC Site at www.3DrunkenCelts.com


Ingredients:

1 lbs cow meat (1/2″-3/4″ cubed)
1 onion (I used a yellow one, chopped course)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 turnip (1/2″ cubed)
2 good sized red potatoes (1/2″ cubed)
1 Can Beef Broth
1 Can Tomato Paste
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Salt
3 1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup whisky (should most likely be a full cup)
1 good splash Olive Oil
1 cup Pearled Barley
 

 

 

 

acdntlpoet: (3DC)
The alarm buzzed at 4:15 am on Friday, April 13th, 2007. I hadn't much sleep from the night before, but I knew that wouldn't matter much; I was going to be high on excitement and anticipation the rest of the day. Today was the day I joined my compatriots in whiskies and flew up to San Francisco for the annual Whiskies of the World exposition. We had attended last year, and had decided before that event was even over that we would be returning this year for more!

And return we did. The flight up was uneventful. Raz and I got in to Oakland around 8.30am and found ourselves on the B.A.R.T light rail heading into the city soon after we touched down (Fergus was to meet up with us later once we was able to leave work). We emerged form the subway somewhere around the Montgomery exit, and began to get our bearings in the City. While it was still very early, and we knew we wouldn't be able to check-in quite yet, we still made our way to our hotel to drop off our luggage.

Another lengthy entry where the 3DC take over San Francisco's nightlife )

Next Up... Retaliation, Seamus is an artless lying bitch, someone drops an "h", and the main event of the weekend.
acdntlpoet: (Tattoo)
We flew back in to O.C. airport at around 1pm yesterday. Home by 2 or 2.30 (I'm not sure), then on the couch for the rest of the day napping on and off.

I'll bore you with all the gory details of the weekend later, once my mind and body have both had a chance to catch up. Suffice to say that Fergus, Raz, and I all crammed 2 weeks worth of stuff into two days:
1. the Whiskies were OUTSTANDING
2. theJamez IS as funny and witty in person as on LJ.
3. Hairpinturn is just like her LJ entries, with a bit more tourette's.
4. hanging out with theJamez, hairpinturn, pantalons, and Evan, as well as Fergus and Raz, felt like we had all been friends forever.
5. San Francisco feels like home.
6. Gay waiters appear to love me.
7. the relative value of all the whiskies we consumed paid for the event tickets, hotel, and flight up.
8. Bartenders really love Fergus. So much so that we got 3 shots on the house. (the longer story is MUCH more impressive, so I'll regale you with that later...)
9. the Whiskies were OUTSTANDING

More to come later I promise. Pictures may even come tonight. Work, however, is seemingly a priority today. Damn.

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