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Whisky Live 2013 – Los Angeles

I had a fantastic time at Whisky Live Los Angeles.


There were literally hundreds of whiskies available for people to try. .

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LASC: Tree Dramming 2013

One of the better events that the LA Scotch Club holds every year is Tree Dramming. Really, it’s a camping trip that gives us a chance to escape the smoggy city, kick back and relax in the wilderness with friends and premium (!!!) scotch.


This year, we originally planned to stay in the Sequoia National Forest, but due to the U.S. government furlough which closed all national parks (a blessing in disguise for us), we detoured, discovered, and hung out at the Moses Gulch campground in the Mountain Home State Forest. This place proved to be freaking awesome. It had all of the same amenities of Sequoia (big trees, fire pits, and threats of dangerous bears) but with less people.

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SGWS: Heaven Hill Tasting

The other day, the Seven Grand Whiskey Society held a tasting with Andie Brokaw of Heaven Hill Distilleries, who brought along four bottled in bond bourbons and went in some depth about the whiskey history and the make up of the various mash bills. Sprinkled in between the education, we did some drinking…


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LASC: Members Only Kill Bottle Night – March 2013

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  • Balcones Brimstone. 53%
  • Black Bottle 10 yr. 43%
  • Bruichladdich 9 yr. Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 23.72: A big, eye-watering slap. Refill Butt. 66.4%
  • Caol Ila 10 yr. Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 53.157: Paint your own picture. Refill Hogshead. 58%
  • Dailuaine 27 yr. Chieftain’s. Distilled 11/83. Bottled 7/11. Hogshead. 54.3%
  • English Whisky Co. Chapter 11 Heavily Peated. Distilled 3/08. Bottled 6/11. 46%
  • Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky. 40%.
  • Finlaggan Old Reserve. 40%
  • Glenmorangie 12 yr, Madeira Wood Finish. 43%
  • Inchmurrin 10 yr. 43%
  • Islay Whisky. Specialty Drinks Ltd. 51.5%
  • Kilchoman 2006 Vintage Release. 46%
  • Kirkland Signature Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 20yr. Sherry Finish. 40%
  • Laphroaig 1998, The Ultimate. Distilled 9/22/98. Bottled 8/12/11. 13 yr. Refill Butt. 61.5%
  • Linkwood 36 yr. The Whisky Exchange Co. 10 year Anniversary. Distilled 1973. Bourbon. 49.7%
  • Littlemill 21 yr. Faultline. Distilled 1990. Bottled 2011. Ex Bourbon. 57.1%
  • Longmorn 10 yr. Signatory Vintage. Distilled 2/18/02. Bottled 9/10/12. Hogshead. 46%
  • Macallan 15 yr. Kirkland Signature. Alexander Murry & Co. Sherry Finish. 40%
  • Macallan 18 yr. 1987. 43%
  • Monkey Shoulder, Batch 27. 43%
  • Mortlach 1992. Signatory Vintage. Distilled 3/6/92. Bottled 8/13/08. 16 yr. Hogshead. 43%
  • Oban 14 yr. 43%
  • Old Charter Proprietor’s Reserve. 13 yr. 45%
  • Pulteney 16 yr. Whisky Galore Rare Aged. Distilled 1989. Bottled 2005. 46%
  • Tormore 12yr. Gordon and MacPhail Reserve. Distilled 1997. Bottled 2009. 1st Fill Bourbon. 43%
  • Trader Joe’s Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 10 yr. 10 yr. 40%

Nth 2013: Some Pictures!

March 11, 2013 Nth, Past Events 1 Comment

Somehow, Andy from the LA Scotch Club convinced me to spend some crazy amount of money to fly to Las Vegas to drink whisky. He assured me that I would be drinking a lot of great stuff. And after all was said and done, Andy was right. I did drink some outstanding scotch and am now making the Nth, like Peatin’ Meetin’, a must attend event every year. Really, the whole experience was freaking awesome!


Aspiring to be the premier whisky event of the world, the place was flooded with global brand ambassadors.  I recognized a lot of faces from reading whisky magazines and blogs. I even met Mahesh Patel, the guy who puts on the Nth event. I also ran into a bunch of folks I first met back in LA while at an LASC or an SGWS event. It was cool.

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