Booze Events: Whiskey Women and a Scotch Tasting at Elixir, a Mezcal Tasting with Tres


On Thursday March 20th, head to ~ELIXIR~ at 7pm for their Cocktail Club weekly meeting. This time around, author Fred Minnick will be there, discussing his new book, Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey. Books will be available for purchase, as well as tastings of SIA Scotch, from local entrepreneur Carin Luna-Ostaseski. The event is free, with books and drinks available for purchase. 3200 16th St. at Guererro, 415-552-1633.

Here’s a chance to taste lots of mezcal from lots of brands, all in one place. On Sunday March 23rd, ~TRES~ is hosting a mezcal tasting party called La Ruta del Mezcal, from 2pm-6pm. Twelve mezcal brands will be in attendance, including Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and Mezcal Tosba. In addition to the mezcal tasting, they’ll be roasting a whole pig for street-style tacos, and you can order food off the menu too. Tickets are $35 and include mezcal tasting; all food will be available for additional purchase. 130 Townsend St. at 2nd St., 415-227-0500.