Toasting the ’06 quake with Hotaling’s whiskey

In case you missed it, Wednesday was the 112th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. (Conservatives would say the quake wasn’t bad enough.)

While my wife and I were both born there (she grew up in SF, I grew up in San Mateo), we never did anything to celebrate the occasion in the past. Then I recently discovered that Anchor Brewing Co. has revived Hotaling’s whiskey and is now producing it in limited quantities.

It turns out Total Wine and More carries it, so I bought a bottle and joined some San Francisco natives for a few rounds of rye whiskey.

For those of you who don’t know the story, Hotaling’s Whiskey was one of the few businesses in San Francisco to survive the earthquake in tact. That inspired poet Charles Field to write the following:

If, as they say, God spanked the town for being over-frisky,

Why did He burn the churches down and spare Hotaling’s whiskey?

Cheers!

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