I'll share one story to illuminate the mood of the evening. Our whiskey expert asked the crowd, "who is Mark?" at one point, and then proceeded to ask me if I enjoyed my whiskey sour aperitif during the pre-event mingle. I said sure, and then he told me that while the rest of the crowd had been drinking a delicious Sazerac Rye, my cocktail was made with a $6 (plastic) bottle of Canadian Hunter. So much for my highly trained palate, but they gave me the booze as a consolation prize.
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If you check out that video on the SLC Foodie blog, you can see the tail end of my whiskey switcheroo fiasco.