“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.”
A few of our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas for the guy who taught you how to shave, golf, grill, and tie a four-in-hand.
This week the club serves up a Negroni de Peru in honor of Negroni Week (June 1-7). This collaborative effort of Campari and Imbibe Magazine shines the spotlight on that most-balanced trifecta of cocktails, the Negroni (equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari). Of course, the one we’re serving up is a little different.
How does one break down a short trip to Vegas for a whisky show? 11:18 AM Order a cup of coffee and run into the West Coast Brand Ambassador for Macallan.
12:00 PM Head over to Delmonico’s with Jon Trainier, the west coast BA, for a steak lunch and some rare Glenmorangie.
1:45 PM Get the meat-sweats from devouring a massive bone-in rib eye. It was totally worth it.
We are thrilled to invite you to this Friday’s Valhalla Dinner, hosted by Highland Park’s Brand Ambassador, Martin Daraz.
Let’s just say, this is a BIG deal for scotch drinkers and foodies, alike.
For this one special night, eat like valkyries, gods and goddesses as we toast to Thor, Loki, Freya and Odin, the four rare expressions of the Highland Park Valhalla Collection. In fact, three of these expressions are no longer available for purchase, making this an extraordinary opportunity to be in the presence of greatness.
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.
Come one come all to our first ever Cognac & Armagnac Event at Wingtip. We have tasted whisky, more times than I can count, we have tasted Mezcal, we have tasted Rum, it is now time to do a tasting of Cognac & Armagnac. And not just any, but one that has never been avail… Read more »
Our first ever rum event is approaching. Come join Willie Shine, overall good guy, funny bar man with funny stories, and national brand ambassador for Appleton Rum. Willie will be discussing the history of this amazing category while our Bar Director, Brian MacGregor, will be whipping up some classic and not so classic Rum Cocktails… Read more »
Join Wingtip in welcoming San Francisco Wine School for a few of their Master Sommelier-led, formal wine education courses. Looking to learn more? Then here’s your chance. Class size is limited to 20-maximum. Cognac Master Class: Elaboration & Essence: Monday Aug 18th, 2014 from 1-4pm Penetrate the elusive mysteries of the world’s greatest and most… Read more »
Seven Stills Distillery, who poured their mysterious Chocosmoke Whiskey earlier this year, returns with a new enticing spirit: “Whipnose is a collaboration project we took on with Pacific Brewing Laboratory of San Francisco in which we distilled their double IPA into a whiskey and aged it in new charred American oak. The batch yielded 165… Read more »