Ladies and Gentlemen, here at the Malt Impostor we extol the virtues of making mountains from molehills. By that we mean that financial and time constraints typically limit us to a few small sips from airplane nips, and from those tiny trickles of the water of life, in the echo-chamber of our inner sanctum, we spew super-heated geysers of criticism. If we were to ennoble what we do, we’d say that first impressions are lasting, like gum adhering to the sole of a shoe on a hot summer day, and that they best inform our gut instincts, like the unerring sense of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn (and die).
If we here at the Malt Impostor are blips falling off of your radar screen, the visionary geniuses behind the Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza are supernovas lighting up the galaxy. They have put together the opportunity for all of us—experts, connoisseurs, discerning enthusiasts, and even malt impostors—to sample over 100 rare and exceptional single malt and Scotch whisky expressions. In one place! At one time!
It’s what we do—what we live for—on a scale so grand that our palates are already aquiver with anticipation, tingling and jangling like wind chimes blowing in a gale of delight. Beyond the samples, there will be various distillery representatives, freely dispensing knowledge and wisdom along with their spirits. A sumptuous dinner buffet is included to complement and enter into dialogue with the whiskies, and also for those times during the evening when a pause is needed to find the words (and overheated similes) to express our finer feelings. Afterwards, when our stomachs are filled with wonderful whisky and fine food, we plan on filling our lungs and soothing our tongues from the selection of premium imported cigars that are included as part of the evening. It should be noted, however, that we will do so elsewhere, as the cigars are for attendees’ later enjoyment and smoking at the event itself is strictly prohibited.
We at the Malt Impostor look forward to contributing some mirth to the sophistication and elegance of the Boston event (we were going to attend the New York one, but Stephen has an emergency appendectomy scheduled that day), whilst experiencing the camaraderie of bending our elbows and sharing our thoughts with other whisky enthusiasts. We regret that we cannot make other events, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t. It means that you should. Click here for the full schedule.
Tickets to the Extravaganza are $120 each for Members and $135 each for Non-member guests. However, if you are not a member, just use the promotional code “TMI2010” (that stands for The Malt Impostor, not Too Much Information) and you’ll receive your first two tickets at the Member price ($120 each). You can purchase tickets via the website at:
or by calling (800) 990-1991. Once again, use the special Malt Impostor promotional code “TMI2010” to receive your first two tickets at the Member rate.
If you sign up because of this post, please email us and let us know how great it was. We’d love to hear all of the amazing details of your experience: after all, we here at the Malt Impostor generate a fair number of posts by tapping into our own deep-seated bitterness and envy of others.
And look for us in Boston in October. We’ll be there with bells on…and Groucho Marx glasses, too.