In just a couple short weeks, the Whiskeys of the World Expo will be saturating hotel Nikko right off Union Square in San Francisco with high quality spirits. At $110-$120 for a ticket, it seems steep at first, until you realize that you will get to taste literally hundreds of deluxe whiskeys and other spirits accompanied by live music and a full dinner buffet. It will be my first time, but all the friends who have gone before have assured me that it is not to be missed. And spring for the VIP ticket. For an extra $10, you get in 45 minutes early for exclusive expressions from many of the brands that won’t be poured once the general admission rabble are admitted.