Ever since reading on the Anchor Brewing website that the company had produced a special-edition commemorative Hotaling's Whiskey, and then writing about it last month, I've been interested in acquiring a bottle. After doing a little research locally and scouring the internet, I emailed the brewing company directly to find out if any local distributors carried it.
Here is the response I received yesterday: "Our Hotaling's is available only in California. Unfortunately, since we bottled only 30 cases of it, it is sold out."
The funny thing is, I don't even like whiskey. (I aspire to, though.) What I like is the history surrounding the whiskey. The San Francisco connection. Plus, I know it would look really nice in the bar my husband and I had built in our living room.
I know I'm not the only person attracted to the idea of the Hotaling's whiskey. For the small number of hits this site receives, I've noticed that a percentage of people have found my site through internet searches for Hotaling's whiskey.
And in my quest to find the bottle, I admit to doing a little searching of my own. Here are some interesting sites I found:
- Discussion about Anchor's Hotaling's Whiskey: Whisky Magazine
- About Anchor Brewing Company : San Francisco: Designated Brewery
- About the history of Hotaling's Whiskey: Guided by History: In Good Spirits: "Hotaling"
- Someone who tried the Anchor Hotaling's Whiskey: Cocktails with Camper English: Hotaling's Whiskey