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.

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