As we draw ever closer to the cocktail event of the year, its becoming even harder to announce this, but unfortunately, due to some family concerns, I won't be able to attend Tales of the Cocktail this year. No one is more disappointed about this than I am, but sometimes family must come first. Don't worry, all is well in the Mayhew household, but there is some family business that must be attended to. I love my family dearly and they just have to be my first priority at all times, and above all else. I'm going to be quite jealous of my friends who are attending, and it should give me plenty of desire to attend in 2009, but for now, its just not in the cards as much as I've really tried to make this happen.
I'd like to thank the Tales people and especially Paul Clarke for allowing me to participate in some of the events leading up to this years event. Perhaps I'll see some of you at this years Great American Distillers Festival in Portland next month.