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.

Mix This: The Inside Job with Caña Rum Bar’s own Allan Katz

February 27th, 2013 — 3:40pm

After living in LA for going on 3 years, now I get it. Temperature is a relative thing. It actually gets “cold” here. And that’s awesome. The best part about cold weather is drinking for warmth, and someone needs to be cold to make that magic happen. You can walk into any bar on this website and get a pitch-perfect Irish coffee. Caña’s no exception. But we do like to things a lil’ differently.

I love hot toddies, but they’re usually pretty short on flavor as we’re working with a lot more water than flavorful ingredients. Danielle [our head bartender] and I were served these awesome toddies with a shot of Angostura bitters as its base by our pal Ricky Yarnal. It got me thinkin,’ why not put Peychaud’s front and center in a similar application? The bright red mug of boozy goodness we ended up with would make him proud.

Inside Job
- ¾ oz Peychaud’s or Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
- ¾ oz rye whiskey
- ¾ oz Falernum [get B.G. Reynolds or make some]
- 4 oz piping hot water
- Stir it all in mug of at least 8oz capacity
- Top with hand-whipped cream

Allan Katz, Caña Rum Bar, GM

Green Bar Collective’s (DTLA’s New Distillery) Product Line Now Available To Go In Golden Gopher’s 8th Street Bottle Shop!

February 26th, 2013 — 12:44pm

DTLA’s new distillery Green Bar Collective’s product line now available for purchase “to go” from the 8th Street Bottle Shop in the Golden Gopher. Greenbar Collective represents the world’s largest portfolio of organic, handcrafted spirits, including BAR KEEP organic bitters, CRUSOE organic rums, FRUITLAB organic liqueurs, IXÁ organic tequila, SLOW HAND organic whiskey, TRU organic gin and TRU organic vodkas. Not only are we the first in DTLA to carry their products, but we are the only place in DTLA where it’s available!