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16 Jun Posted by admin in Events, Scotch | Comments

Peatin’ Meetin’ V

Peatin’ Meetin’ V

Begun in 2009 as LA Scotch Clubs backyard BBQ and celebration of all things peated, Peatin’ Meetin’ has grown into what is likely the world’s largest tasting of purely peated whiskies. Known especially through Islay’s scotch, peated whisky is smoky and earthy.  With its bold flavors, it isn’t for the timid, but peated whiskies are ...

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29 Dec Posted by admin in Events, Scotch | 1 comment

LA Scotch Club Celebrates With Laphroaig 40, bottle 1929

LA Scotch Club Celebrates With Laphroaig 40, bottle 1929

On December 2nd, 2012 the LA Scotch Club gathered in Pasadena to share in a solemn ritual: the complete and utter annihilation of Laphroaig 40, bottle 1929. May it rest in peace (in my belly.) Alas, one more prized bottle has been robbed of the opportunity to rot on the top shelf of a collector’s ...

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05 Nov Posted by admin in General, Scotch | 2 comments

Smart Shopper/Dumb Shopper

Smart Shopper/Dumb Shopper

I saw a funny thing the other day. Or perhaps it was a scary thing: the Bonham’s auction results. I’m not going to beat up on Bonham’s this time, but the high bidders are going to take a hit. Scotch, and more recently, American whiskey prices are climbing for some reasons that are legitimate, and ...

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11 Sep Posted by admin in Review, Scotch, Tasting Notes | Comments

Ardbeg Galileo – Space Meets Whisky

Ardbeg Galileo – Space Meets Whisky

The Ardbeg Galileo release is a celebration Ardbeg’s ‘space maturation’ joint experiment with an American space research company . They say that anyhow. This whisky is a marriage of marsala and bourbon casks to keep up the theme of experimentation. Ardbeg admits the research isn’t directly related to the spirit, and marsala also has a ...

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