Whiskies of the World Dinner Seminar at The City Club of San Francisco March 29, 2012

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Join Irish distillers Euan Mitchell of Arran and Anthony Wills of Kilchoman for a deliciously educational night of select Irish whiskies expertly paired with delicacies from The City Club’s Executive Chef Michael Munoz.

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Whisky, which originated in Ireland almost 700 years, is a very sophisticated drink

Irish distilleries Arran and Kilchoman produce some of the finest whiskies in the world. The City Club of San Francisco invites whisky lovers to experience these two small independent distilleries through the men who make them possible at the Whisky Dinner Seminar on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Complete details can be found at http://whiskeysoftheworld.eventbrite.com/.

Euan Mitchell of Arran and Anthony Wills of Kilchoman will take guests on an educational journey that explores how their fascinating spirits are created, while guests indulge their senses with whiskies expertly paired with gourmet hors d'oeuvres.

“Whisky, which originated in Ireland almost 700 years, is a very sophisticated drink,” said Membership Director Daniel “Danny” Phelan. “We are proud to host this extraordinary event for our members and whisky-loving San Franciscans.”

MENU by Executive Chef Michael Munoz:

  • Chorizo dates
  • Steak Tartare en Crostini, Dijon, Caper
  • Wild Mushroom Fontina
  • Mediterranean Olive Croquette, Lemon Aioli
  • Lamb Polpette, Puttanesca
  • Toasted Walnut Ciabatta, Fig Jam, Blue Cheese
  • Lemongrass Crusted Chicken Fingers, Candied Ginger Aioli


  • Arran 10yr
  • Arran 14yr
  • Arran Bourbon Single Cask
  • Chieftain's Aberfeldy
  • Chieftain's Glenturret
  • Chieftain's Mortlach
  • Kilchoman 2006 Vintage
  • Kilchoman Sherry Cask Exclusive

Arran is one of the few remaining independent distilleries, which was built in 1995 on the Isle of Arran because the purest water supply in all of Scotland can be found at Loch na Davie, high in the hills that overlook the village of Lochranza on the North coast of Arran. Arran is washed by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and enjoys a microclimate, which makes it ideal for the speedy maturation of single malt whiskies. The Island already enjoyed a reputation for producing top quality—if illegal—whisky.

Anthony Wills decided to build a brand new distillery on the isle of Islay, the first distillery built on Islay in 124 years. Kilchoman is a new distillery because it is all about bringing new ideas. It is a farm distillery that does everything itself from growing the barley to its own floor maltings. Wills doesn’t seem concerned with profits and production as much as doing thing correct. Kilchoman’s first release after three years was an incredible whisky that most connoisseurs would not recognize as a young whisky.

Reservations are required for the Whiskies of the World 2012 Dinner Seminar, and the cost is $75 for members and $95 for non-members. Club members may RSVP to reservations(at)cityclubsf(dot)com, and non-members can purchase tickets online at http://whiskeysoftheworld.eventbrite.com/.

About the City Club of San Francisco (CCSF)
The City Club of San Francisco (CCSF) is a private club and party venue that plays host to elegant San Francisco corporate events and personal gatherings. CCSF specializes in undeniably San Francisco wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, corporate events and meetings, networking events, awards dinners, seminars, workshops, retirement parties, anniversary parties, birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, alumni receptions, bereavement packages, social galas, holiday parties and fundraisers.

In addition to its own world-famous art and architecture, CCSF actively promotes the art and culture of San Francisco through collaboration with premier arts and cultural organizations to bring unique programs to the Club and its membership.

CCSF members include business, government and community leaders who are actively involved in San Francisco and Bay Area civic affairs. One of the ways that the Club actively supports these activities is by providing a public forum to civic and business leaders to discuss events affecting the City and its people.

For information about The City Club of San Francisco membership, please call Daniel “Danny” Phelan at (415) 362- 2480 X213.

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