View Full Version : New guy from SF Bay Area

01-07-2013, 15:52
Been reading through the forum over the past few months, decided to sign up and introduce myself.

Tough here in Northern California to find many other bourbon enthusiasts (lots of folks who believe they know everything about wine). Have a couple of buddies in Kentucky who are nice enough to pass along their insight as well as a few bottles.

Would love to find if there are any local Bourbon Societies in the Bay Area.


01-07-2013, 16:01
Welcome aboard David, we're a little better represented in your area than you might think. Drop by the chatroom (icon is in the lower left corner of the screen) and you may meet a few of the Left Coast contingent.

01-07-2013, 16:19
Welcome David from the Seattle area.

01-07-2013, 17:12
Thank you Squire, from one to another. It's actually thanks to some of my fellow Squires that send me out some nice bourbons.

01-07-2013, 18:07
Good Day David and welcome from Michigan.

Glad to have you here.

Best regards, Tony

01-07-2013, 18:38
Hi David, welcome aboard. It's always cool to see more people from our area on here. There are certainly some enthusiasts around, but I have yet to meet up with anyone as into it as I am.

As for Bay Area whiskey societies I have only heard of one and it's in the East Bay. I don't know how official they are as I've never seen a website or anything of the sort. I've only heard of them because they help choose private selection barrels for Ledgers in Berkeley.

Enjoy your time here!


01-07-2013, 21:34
Welcome aboard from Berkeley. Lots of great stuff and good folks here.

01-08-2013, 10:03
You know, I'm only about 5 minutes from Ledgers....need to start spending more time there! I also heard there will be a tasting at Acme Bar this upcoming Sunday afternoon which I unfortunately will miss. Several different bourbons, Japanese whiskey and I think the St. George.

01-08-2013, 18:40
Welcome aboard from SF. Ed at Ledgers always speaks highly of Acme Bar. I haven't yet made it over there. Perhaps I'll look into Sunday. There are a few stores in the Bay Area that have bourbon clubs (monthly bourbons for sale), and others that offer tastings too. I haven't met up with any SB'ers yet either, but maybe we should create our own event.



01-12-2013, 00:41
Curtis, you're probably on to something there. We should absolutely get together for some fun and tasting.

I haven't been to Acme either, just don't get out all that much. Looking at the website they do seem to have a great selection and a cool array of flights to choose from. Especially if you want to taste some specific bottles or styles before you buy.

Always great to have more people around in the area into good whiskey. Let's make this meet up happen!

01-12-2013, 13:54
Steve, Curtis,

I'm in! Would love to do some whiskey tasting especially with people who have more knowledge than I (which is just about everyone).

Spoke with someone at Acme about their Sunday tasting (Willett, Michters, St George, Charbay & Nikka). He said whatever isn't poured at the meet & greet they will have on the shelves and available until empty.

Weekday evening?

01-17-2013, 20:56
Weekday evening works with me. I'd love to go try the Old Potrero Hotaling if its still available.

01-18-2013, 11:09
Curtis - I went down to Acme on Tuesday with my brother inlaw and the owner (Jennifer) set us up. Tried the St George, Willett 9yo, samples of a Jamacian Rum a couple of Scotch's and a Charbay she was given straight out of the barrel. I'd suggest a Tuesday or Wednesday as it's not that busy and if available Jennifer is a wealth of knowledge (she's a whiskey geek).

01/22 or 01/23 @8:00 P.M.?

01-18-2013, 17:34
I might be able to join in if work schedule allows. Would be cool to meet some people.

01-20-2013, 15:23
Welcome to the group

01-21-2013, 12:46
Curtis - I saw some Old Portrero down at Acme, don't remember which one's though. Do you know if Anchor Distillery has a tasting room? I know they have a room to host VIP events, but wasn't sure if it was open in general.

01-21-2013, 18:04
Hey Hey, I'm not sure what Anchor has for a tasting room. I'll do a bit more research. I'm not going to be able to make it over to Berkeley this week. I've got a heavy work load.