Top 10 Mixologists of the Last 10 Years – Food and Wine

May 19th, 2014 — 5:32pm

Top 10 Mixologists of the Last 10 Years, 5/1/14 – Food and Wine

To celebrate the 10th edition of our outstanding annual book F&W Cocktails, we salute America’s mixology madness. Here are ten brilliant bartenders who’ve shaped the way we drink over then last decade.

Eric Alperin (The Varnish, L.A.)
Alperin’s outstanding bar and inspired drinks helped revitalize a whole neighborhood: downtown L.A. 118 E. Sixth St.;

Jamie Boudreau (Canon, Seattle)
The Pacific Northwest cocktail pioneer has amassed perhaps the world’s largest spirits selection—some 2,800 bottles with over 200 kinds of vintage whiskey. 928 12th Ave.;

Julian Cox (Rivera, L.A.)
Cox has made L.A.—a city known for Red Bull and vodka—care about craft cocktails. His Barbacoa, a mix of mezcal, chipotle and ginger syrup, is a modern classic. 1050 S. Flower St.;\

Read the full list here!

Seven Grand San Diego Whiskey Society: Featuring Part 2/3 Geography w/ Johnnie Mundell 5/13 at 7:30pm

May 12th, 2014 — 1:00pm

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I would like to welcome you to Seven Grand San Diego on Tuesday the 13th at 7:30pm or 9:30pm for another journey with Johnnie Mundell of Morrison Bowmore. Last time we discussed the reasons, factors, and differences that are involved with distilling. Part 2 of this three part series with Johnnie will discuss the geographical regions of Scotland and how they have shaped the Scottish people and our favorite product Scotch. Join us for another educationally awesome experience, choose between the two times 7:30 and 9:30.

Register Here!

If you have any questions about the event or how to register my contact information is below. We provide annual memberships for $120 or charge a $15 fee per tasting. Also if you RSVP for an event and are unable to attend, you must contact me. This opens the event up for people who can make it. For questions in regard to setting up a private tasting please contact me.


Josh Judd
Seven Grand Whiskey Bars
Currently enjoying some coffee…

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Featuring Bushmills w/ Gerry Graham, Tues. 5/13, 7pm

May 9th, 2014 — 10:34am

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This coming Tuesday, May 13th, we will be hosting Gerry Graham, Master of Whiskey from Bushmills. Gerry will taste and educate us on their legendary line os Irish Whiskies. A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30pm, come early and get cozy with a stranger. Make a new friend.

Tasting will start at 7pm or when the room is full, whichever comes first. Latecomers will not be seated, but can enjoy Bushmills drink specials at the main bar as they wait to meet Gerry after the event.

RSVP on the link below:

Register Here!

Memberships in the Whiskey Society can be purchased at the bar, dues are $120 per year, and allow you to bring a guest to any event. First-timers can pay a one-time $15 fee for admittance.

Come check out our Happy Hour soon, and if you haven’t been to the Bar Jackalope yet, you don’t know what you’re missing:

Garrett from Tasting Table visits Bar Jackalope!

Also, you can see pictures from our visit to Bushmills this last year, check out this link:

White-Knuckle Driving: Seven Grand crew visits Ireland & Scotland (Part One)

The Scotland half of the story is now complete, we will post it up, and do a presentation of our travels in our own Whiskey Society event.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping Henry McKenna 10yr. Thank you Heaven Hill.

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

An interesting online review of Bushmills Original: