Family friendly whisky aficionado meetup! [Update: postponed!]
posted November 29, 2016 10:05 PM   RSS

I'm both a parent – part time – and a whisky lover. Why not combine these things? I'm willing to offer some good bottles and a kid friendly place. My son is 7, my home is capacious, so let's taste good booze and let kids play! Children are optional. I merely want to establish that they are welcome. If you're child free, but like whiskey, please come. Bring drinks! [Update: Postponed to Feb 4]
posted by ChrisR to Proposed (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'll do my best to make it.
posted by Errant at 2:50 AM on November 30, 2016

I'll be out of town then!
posted by quiet coyote at 9:24 AM on November 30, 2016

Bring drinks!

I have one last bottle of Maraskino. It's not whisk(e)y, but...
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:30 PM on November 30, 2016

I have no children, so I'll try to make up for that by bringing double the whiskey.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 3:03 PM on November 30, 2016 [2 favorites]

What about snacks? I know nothing about alcohol and would surely fail in bringing an enjoyable bottle. However, I am a competent cook and would love to bring something tasty to absorb the alcohol or cleanse the palate (if that is a thing one needs with whiskey).
posted by esoterrica at 8:40 AM on December 1, 2016

I am into this and seem to be free. I'll bring a bottle and am in favor of food pairings, will put some more thought into what I think would go well.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:58 PM on December 1, 2016

Snacks are welcome, of course. I'm not good at food pairings, so don't look to me for advice. Feel free to do so, though!
posted by ChrisR at 8:13 PM on December 1, 2016

I am hoping to be out of town that weekend, but haven't committed to that yet. If I come, I will bring food. Thank you for the invitation!
posted by Ellemeno at 11:17 PM on December 1, 2016

Great idea!
posted by trinity8-director at 3:28 PM on December 6, 2016

Sounds great, I have some good whisky to bring and it'll be nice to see my Seattle MeFite friends I haven't seen in a while.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 8:00 PM on December 31, 2016

I have to back out of this due to a conflict. It sounds like super fun though. Also, Bevmo has some Whistlepig 12 at the moment and it is very nice indeed.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:22 PM on January 3, 2017

Hm. That puts me at a bunch of adults and just one kid, so far, which is probably not going to be fun for my son. I may have to reconsider the plan and reschedule for a purely adult-friendly time.
posted by ChrisR at 6:38 AM on January 6, 2017

My daughter is 13 and likes hanging out with younger kids, would that help? The only reason I've been a maybe is because my husband is the one who really likes whiskey, not me that much, but I'd still love to come and maybe socialize while he drinks? I meant to ask if that was OK but got caught up in life.
posted by corb at 7:44 AM on January 6, 2017

I think that if I get one more confirmed kid in the 7-12 range (ideally who likes Lego and pokemon :) ) then I'll still go for it.
posted by ChrisR at 5:44 PM on January 6, 2017

Okay maybes, here is your time to shine! ;)
posted by corb at 5:46 PM on January 6, 2017

Seriously, maybes. This childless Mefite just found a local source for Stranahan's, and I want an excuse to buy a bottle and drink it with y'all.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 9:44 PM on January 6, 2017 [1 favorite]

Well, I think I'm going to reschedule. Not cancel, because whiskey is delicious. I'm going to re-set this probably for the first weekend in February. Less kiddish and more "Hey, let's meet somewhere and share bottles!"
posted by ChrisR at 10:11 AM on January 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

Moved this to Feb 4 instead.
posted by ChrisR at 10:17 AM on January 7, 2017 [1 favorite]

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