“WhistlePig let me do a lot of bizarre things,” recalls Master Distiller Dave Pickerell while introducing the WhistlePig Old World Series to a table of guests at Wingtip on a recent Friday night. “Without knowing if it was going to be any good or not, we just loaded up a bunch of barrels. [Then] I went to the bartender community, because I believe in their pulse. The first round of responses was, The two sherry finishes are nice, but they’re not on par with the other three. So we set those aside [and] started to focus on the Sauternes, the Madeira, and the Port finishes.”
The Club held it’s fifth annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. To say that members and guests took their responsibility to dress up for the party seriously would be an understatement. So much seersucker, linen, madras, and as one member put it: “hats for days.” The menu featured $5 mint juleps paired with country ham… Read more »
We have reserved a limited number of seats for public, non-members, at this month’s Whiskies Of The World tasting. Beam Suntory hosts this international extravaganza Friday, March 27th, from 6-8pm, on the 11th Floor at Wingtip.
Big news for singles looking for anti-Valentine’s Day events and anyone who needs an excuse to polish up their Match Pewter Mint Julep cups: The Bay’s only stop on the road to the Kentucky Derby, El Camino Real Derby, will be raced at Golden Gate Fields this Saturday.
It’s the new year, and we have some new exciting and fun things available to drink in the club. We are working on a new cocktail list, as well as a truncated version that will change monthly, but will always include variants of the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan.
So you’ve got your man cave turned into a turn-of-the-century saloon, replete with spittoons and period-specific American flags. But the only booze in the place is drips and dregs of parties bygone, you know, some oxidized vermouth, triple sec, and a full-bottle of grenadine. Well, have no fear, I am here to lend a hand in the stocking of your liquor cabinet–before your holiday guests arrive. And, yes, any of these spirits can be picked up at Wingtip’s Bank Of Wine & Spirits.
As epic as a World Cup final pitting the U.S. vs. Scotland, this is round table discussion lead by Robin Coupar, Gruppo Campari’s Whisky Ambassador will involve tasting through multiple expressions of Glen Grant Single Malt Whisky and Russell’s Reserve Bourbon/Rye Whiskey. Notice a difference already? Includes a lot of whiskey and light snacks. Space… Read more »
Recently I spent 24 hours in Las Vegas at the Universal Whisky Experience. I was invited down by the CEO of the event, Mahesh Patel, on an exploratory mission to check it out in the hopes that I’d be sufficiently enticed to invite our fine Wingtip members to join me at the event next year.
With that disclosure out of the way, I must say that enticed, I was.
Thanks to everyone who came out for our Kentucky Derby Party this past Saturday. We donned our finest seersucker clothing and ostentatious hats, and sipped mint juleps from Match Pewter julep cups that were laser-etched at 1000 dots-per-inch, right here in the basement of 550 Montgomery St.
The club’s 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party will feature southern fare, race day programs, and, of course, the most exciting two minutes of sports all year long. Michters is sponsoring the event, and has offered to buy everyone their first drink. Furthermore, each ticketed guest will receive an engraved Mint Julep cup, which entitles you… Read more »