Seven Grand Whiskey Society: New tasting added – Bruichladdich (7.18.12, 8:30pm)

July 17th, 2012 — 11:59am

Our RSVP list for the Bruichladdich event on Wednesday filled so quickly that we decided to add an additional tasting.

David Ferguson will stick around and offer another education at 8:30pm, immediately following the the 7pm meeting, which will let out at 8:15.

RSVP right now to get your chance to taste some of the most unique Islay Whiskies in the world, especially if you tried to RSVP and were unable. This is for you!

Register Here!

We will be meeting in the Jackalope Room, as usual, please be punctual, so we can squeeze our education in before the band starts to play at 10pm.

If you’re not a paid-up member, no worries, first one is on us.

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature.

Memberships are 120$ per year and allow you to bring a guest to any event. Purchase them at the bar.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping water.

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

Music Monday: John Daversa Live at Seven Grand Tonight!

July 16th, 2012 — 4:44pm

John Daversa is a versatile and respected performer, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, and educator. Coming from a musical family, Daversa took an immediate interest in music at an early age; first through piano and voice, and later with trumpet and EVI (Electric Valve Instrument).

By the age of 15, jazz had become part of John’s identity as he attended the Los Angeles Music Magnet, Hamilton High School Academy of the Arts, from 1989 to 1991. After high school, he attended UCLA studying with classical trumpet virtuosi Mario Guarneri and Malcolm McNab. Although John’s musical interests were firmly placed in jazz (playing trumpet and electric bass in the UCLA jazz bands), he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in classical composition. During that time, John won the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, National Trumpet Competition, ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Want to be amazed by true talent? Stop in tonight and drink some premium whiskey and enjoy the music. Your boss will understand why you were late to the office in the morning. He was probably there too.

Music Director – 213 Dave Freeman

Quote of the Day: Tony Magee

July 16th, 2012 — 2:39pm

“Beer Speaks. People Mumble.” —Tony Magee, Lagunitas Brewing

Drink Lagunitas at the LA Craft Beer Crawl on August 18th! Buy your tickets now at

Seven Grand Whiskey Society: Bruichladdich Event (7.18.12, 7pm)

July 16th, 2012 — 11:23am

This coming Wednesday, July 18th, we have David Ferguson from Bruichladdich coming in to taste and educate us on some of the most unique Islay Whiskies in the world. Don’t miss out.

Tasting is at 7pm, in the Jackalope Room, late-comers will not be seated, but are welcome to hang at the bar and meet David after the education.

Attendance will be capped at 35 people, so RSVP now. Preference will be given to paid-up Whiskey Society members.

Register Here!

Seven Grand San Diego is now open, thanks to your support! If you’re in SD, be sure to swing by, 3054 University, (on the corner of Ohio and University) in the North Park neighborhood. Our San Diego Whiskey Society will be starting up in August, hold tight folks- you will not be disappointed.

You can learn more about the Whiskey Society by hitting the link beneath my signature.

Memberships are $120 a year and allow you to bring a guest to any event. They can be purchased at the bar. If you’re not a paid-up member, don’t worry, first one is on us.

The Seven Grand staff would like to extend our condolences to the family of Patrick Kelly, one of our original L.A. crew, for his passing this last week.

RIP brother, you will be missed.

Pedro, sipping Maker’s Mark. Thinking of you, Patrick.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co- Curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society

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