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Introduction

Updated 9/7/2010 with the Fall schedule. See below…

The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza (SMSWE?) is co-sponsored by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America (SMWSA) and Robb Report. If you plan to attend, make sure you get the discounted ticket rate. There are a bunch of whisky bloggers and web sites posting details of the event, and offering discount codes to get the SMWSA member rate of $120, rather than the full non-member price of $135.

The SMWSA provided me with a discount code to share as well: SH2010. Just go to the Tickets page on the event web site and put SH2010 in the promo code field.

Details

The Whisky Extravaganza will be coming to 13 major cities in the United States (unfortunately, Phoenix, AZ isn’t one of them): Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Here is the official invite information provided to me by a SMWSA representative:

Ladies and Gentlemen are cordially invited to enjoy a connoisseur’s evening featuring over 100 rare & exceptional single malt and Scotch whiskies. The evening includes a delicious dinner buffet as well as a selection of premium imported cigars for our guests’ later enjoyment. The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza brings the discerning enthusiast the opportunity to sample the participating whiskies in a sophisticated and elegant environment with genuine camaraderie and knowledgeable representatives from each participating distillery.

From the event web site, here’s the official “what’s included” (for the $120/$135 entry fee) list:

  • Taste over 100 single malt & Scotch whiskies
  • Savor a sumptuous buffet dinner
  • Premium imported cigars for your later enjoyment
  • Robb Report magazines for attendees
  • A souvenir tasting glass
  • Raffle prizes

My own additional note: If you plan to taste the 100+ whiskies on hand, make sure you get a ride. In fact, think about being proactive and taking an Bambulance ambulance to the event:

Tour Schedule:

The full tour schedule can be found here: http://www.singlemaltextravaganza.com/schedule.html

UPDATE: The fall schedule is now available. The LA event is looking tempting for this AZ resident:

CHICAGO THURSDAY
OCTOBER 7, 2010
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
Jackets Required (No denim or athletic wear)
BOSTON THURSDAY
OCTOBER 21, 2010
The Taj Boston
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
WASHINGTON, DC WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 27, 2010
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY
OCTOBER 29, 2010
The Union League Club of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Jackets Required (No denim or athletic wear)
SAN FRANCISCO TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Intercontinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
LOS ANGELES THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2010 Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
FORT LAUDERDALE THURSDAY
DECEMBER 2, 2010
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

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