Mix This: The Suburban with Seven Grand’s Dustin Newsome!

March 7th, 2013 — 11:07am

The Suburban
- 1 1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey
- 1/2 oz. Port
- 1/2 oz. Dark Rum
- 1 dash Angostura
- 1 dash orange bitters

Build in old fashioned glass with ice, garnish with orange peel.

This dark horse classic strikes your palate like a velvet sledge hammer with it’s robust, yet soft and unusual ingredient line up.  According to the ‘Old Waldorf-Astoria bar book’, this cocktail was invented there to celebrate James R. Keene, whose stable was legendary in the Suburban Handicap in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay track in 1884.

Not only is this Noir destroyer a historical mating for Seven Grands rich wood texture and dark billeted leather, it drinks like our rich decor feels.

Bartenders note: Try creating an interesting variation by substituting sherry for the port.

Dustin Newsome
Seven Grand, Head Barman

Golden Gopher Craft Beer Society: Epic Brewing (Monday, March 11th, 7pm)

March 5th, 2013 — 10:10am

Please join us on Monday, March 11th at 7pm for the Golden Gopher’s Beer Society with Epic Brewing!

We’re super excited about this one, as this brewery makes some of the staff’s favorites!

Epic Brewing will be tasting you on & discussing 6 of their amazing brews:
- Imperial Red
- Mid Mountain Mild
- Brainless Golden Ale
- Brainless IPA
- Smoked & Oaked
- Straight Up Saisson

Epic Brewing Company started a couple of years ago with six fermentation tanks & now have nine tanks, giving it the flexibility to create beers that have yet to be imagined. Within a few short months of their start, Epic had earned both domestic and international awards & continue to do so.

Register Here!

For more information on Epic Brewing pease go to:

Hope to see you all there!


Lauren Wong
Golden Gopher, GM

Music Monday: Hollywood U2 Live March 17th for St Patrick’s Day @ Caseys!

March 5th, 2013 — 9:56am

Hollywood U2 is the real thing. Close your eyes and you will think you are listening to the real U2. They are the official tribute band actually endorsed by Bono himself. They are back again this year to take the stage and put a little Irish flavor in your step. They are a must see for any U2 fan!

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Gordon and MacPhail with Derek Hancock, Tuesday, March 5th, 7pm

March 4th, 2013 — 10:15am

This coming Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm, we will have the honor of hosting Keeper of the Quaich Derek Hancock, Associate Director for Gordon and MacPhail, and Darren Williams, West Coast Brand Ambassador.

They will be tasting and educating us on several amazing and affordable Limited Release/Private Bottling Scotches, (and probably a couple that are not so affordable…) Benromach, Bladnoch, Highland Park, Caol Ila, Mortlach, need I say more? Rare juice, don’t miss out!

Attendance will be capped at 35 people, with priority given to paid-up members. A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30pm, so come early and get a good seat. Remember, your RSVP gets you in the room, not necessarily a seat. Hit the link below:

Register Here!

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society L.A., hit the link beneath my signature. Newcomers can also sign up for our email list there.

Memberships can be purchased at the bar, dues are $120 for a year, and allow you to bring a guest to any event. If you’re not a member, no worries, first one is on us.

Exploration will begin at 7pm sharp, latecomers will not be seated but can wait at the bar to meet Derek and Darren after the tasting.

Below is the video that we tried to show at the House Spirits event, with only limited success, in case you missed it in the last invite.

Feel free to forward this email to your friends, we look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping Henry McKenna 10 year, Seven Grand Barrel. Come get yours while you can.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Whiskey Society L.A.