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The ultimate list of the venues in San Francisco that offer whiskey tasting for brown spirit lovers

A tasting is a useful way to evaluate and appreciate the characteristics of a particular food or beverage, such as whisky. It helps you develop your palate, expand your knowledge, compare different brands, and discover new favorites. 

It is a great experience to indulge yourself in the world of whiskey and truly appreciate it, and the following are some places where you can do it : 

1. American Whiskey : The true flavor of America

This is a course meant for those who are interested in defining the categories of American Whiskey. You will be analyzing the process of distilling, breaking down key terms and exploring the development of an American spirit all whilst we pepper your palate with several varieties of whiskey made in all parts of the U.S. This tasting is set up so you could learn about your own preferences in whiskey; it’s age, strength, mash bill and flavor profile. 

“Let’s sip, discuss and learn.


The Beverage Academy”




March 28, April 3, April 11.. And so on


Bourbon & Branch 501 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

2. Whiskey, Wine, & Wings - Wednesdays

Food & Drink Specials 4-8PM:

$5 Whiskey shots - 3 options available to choose from

$6 House Wine

$8 Wings

$15 Burger & Bottled Beer


Karaoke at 8PM Downstairs with CC Amato



Bourbon Highway Country Bar & Kitchen 1677 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States

3. Savage & Cooke Whisk(e)y Tasting Led by David Phinney!

David Phinney will lead guests through a whisk(e)y tasting consisting of three Savage & Cooke's core whisk(e)y's, Scottie Pippins Digits and two Savage & Cooke expressions designed by Hops & Scotch.

Each guest attending will receive:

- A Welcome Cocktail

- Pre Set Whisk(e)y Flight Consisting of 6 Savage & Cooke Expressions

- Cheese Plate

- Bottles can be purchased at the end of the tasting. 

David will be available afterwards to take pictures and sign bottles.


Hops & Scotch 7001 Sunne Lane Suite #100 Walnut Creek, CA 94597 United States

Date and time

Thursday, March 30 · 5:30 - 7:30pm PDT



4. Live Whisky Distillation and Tasting

Enjoy a front row seat to Whisky, Rum, Brandy and other Spirits Distillation and taste the award winning spirits at oceanfront Tripp Distillery just a few miles south of San Francisco. Fun hiking trails, restaurants, shops, and breweries are within walking distance.



The Tripp Distillery, LLC 1121 Palmetto Avenue Pacifica, CA 94044 United States

Date and time

Saturday, April 22 · 1 - 5pm PDT

5. April Whisky Dinner San Francisco : Wonders of Whiskey(a tasting experience by Whiskey Edu & The Midway Culinary)

Travel the globe and try exciting combinations of spirits and savory foods. Learn about boutique distilleries and quality international brands while noshing on expertly paired tastings from Executive Chef Luis Lagos. Expect a live & interactive show with distillers, memorable multi-sensory elements, and mouth-watering flavor interactions.

MENU: Four courses and eight whiskies


Optional Cigar and Whisky Afterwards


The Midway 900 Marin Street San Francisco, CA 94124 United States

Date and time

Saturday, April 15 · 6:30 - 8:30pm PDT



For some flexibility in your tastings, you could also visit the various distilleries that surround San Francisco : Distilleries in and around San Francisco you can visit

Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network

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