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Old Potrero 11 Year Old Single Malt Hotaling's Whiskey (750ml)

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The distillers at Anchor present this whiskey in commemoration of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, and in celebration of our indomitable City's rebirth. One hundred years ago, earthquake, fire, and dynamite destroyed nearly 4.7 square miles of San Francisco, a swath of destruction that claimed 28,188 buildings and an incalculable number of lives. After the disaster, several clergymen asserted that the catastrophe had been divine retribution, visited upon the City by the Bay for its wicked ways. Thanks in no small part to the pluck, resolve, and ingenuity of its staff, however, A.P. Hotaling & Co.'s Jackson Street whiskey warehouse survived. And so, "while millions of dollars worth of normally non-inflammable material was reduced to ashes," as the Argonaut would later report, thousands of "barrels of highly inflammable whisky were preserved intact in the heart of the tremendous holocaust." After the fire, UC Berkeley Professor Jerome Barker Landfield bumped into poet and wit Charles Kellogg Field. "He accompanied me to Berkeley," Landfield recalled, "and I put him up at the Faculty Club for the night. As we walked down to the station on our way back to San Francisco, Field asked me for a blank piece of paper on which to write. I handed him a used envelope. On the back he penned these lines: 'If, as they say, God spanked the town For being over frisky, Why did He burn the churches down And save Hotaling's whiskey?'"

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