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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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SGWS: Gordon & MacPhail tasting with Keeper of the Quaich Derek Hancock

Last night, the Seven Grand Whiskey Society were treated to a presentation of Gordon & MacPhail and some of its whiskys with Keeper of the Quaich Derek Hancock.

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I left the event amused and slightly buzzed. It was fun. In total, we tasted 8 whiskys.

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Nth 2013: The Journey of “Mackinlay’s Shackelton”

March 5, 2013 Nth, Past Events No Comments

One of the cool things about going to the Nth is seeing and getting up close to celebrities from the whisky industry. And this year did not disappoint. Before the main show, I scored a front row seat to Richard Paterson’s Masterclass of the Shakelton whisky!

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In the span of an hour, Mr. Paterson spoke on all sorts of things, including Earnest Shakelton’s South Pole expedition, the Shakelton whisky, how to properly taste whisky, the replication process of the Shakelton whisky, and even Tim Jarvis’ replication of the Shakelton expedition. And through it all, we were treated to a dram each of the two batches of the Shakelton whisky. Awesome.

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LASC: K&L Exclusive Single Cask Tasting 1

In late February, the LA Scotch Club held its annual tasting of the year’s K&L exclusive bottlings of single malt scotch. For 2013, we were treated to eight outstanding whiskys, including a 42 year old Glenfarclas!

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Like last year, David Othenin-Girard, one of the K&L guys who selected the casks, was on hand to provide the educational portion of the night. He shared with us some adventure stories and backstories of each of the bottles, and even threw in some industry gossip. Fun!

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