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Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

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Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Matt2 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:55 pm

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Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009

Where
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

When
Tuesday 20 October 2009

Whisky Live LA debuts this year at the spacious Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, conveniently located just blocks away from the beautiful Santa Monica beaches, energetic nightlife, and famous Santa Monica pier. Easy access from downtown, Beverly Hills and the northern suburbs, plus ample on-site parking make the Civic Auditorium the ideal place to host the largest and most diverse whisky tasting in California. The finest whiskies in the world coupled with gourmet dining from one of Los Angeles' premier caterers and an outside cigar bar make Whisky Live LA an experience not to be missed.

Visit the Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 website for more information and to book your tickets.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:16 pm

Good to see this making it out West....

Cheers,
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:26 am

Woohoo! I'll definitely pass this along to the folks around LA that aren't hooked into WM.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:26 am

I feel so duplicitous. :oops:
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby aas7935 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:09 am

Right on Mr. A! Shall we split a taxi? Remind me to post it on the club website.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby sku » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:51 am

Fabulous news, but is this one for real? We got all worked up last year and then it went with the angel's share.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby forrest » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:19 pm

This one is for real and it is taking glorious shape!
i am so looking forward to this-- my first-- Whiskey Live!!
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:30 pm

That's great to hear Forrest! I'm looking forward to this event.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:30 am

So who is going to this event? I'd love to at least meet up with some of the folks on here that make it.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby sku » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:35 pm

I'll definitely be going.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby sku » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:33 pm

So, I've never been to a WhiskyLive before. It appears from the website for the LA event that on top of the cover price, you have to pay for vouchers to taste samples. Is that right?
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby AdamH » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:56 am

Hey Sku. Yes, WhiskyLive works on a voucher system. You get 6 vouchers with a ticket, 10 with VIP. My understanding is that some samples require 2 vouchers, others 1 (folks who've been to WhiskyLives in other cities please chime in here, this is my first WL as well). You can buy extra vouchers for $2/ea, and I've been told that most folks end up spending another $20 or so.

The voucher system is supposed to encourage responsible drinking. I know there's been some debate here in the past as to whether it really does that, and as to what extent the system is a nuisance.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Gordon Dundas » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:14 pm

Brands are up on the website and the masterclasses are also up for sale!
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby forrest » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:05 pm

So the Whisky Club @ 7 Grand on the 6th,

Hi Time Tasting on Sat the 10th,

leave Tues Night go to Russian River for some Beers--
hit a few more local places (any ideas)
then San Fran Thur fresh in the AM to hit a million places (ideas are welcome here also..)

WhiskyFest on Friday, Saturday more debauchery in the City
drive home and try to rest up for

WhiskyLive on the 20th!!

October is a good month!
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:02 am

Aye it is Forrest. I will be down to Whisky Live next Tuesday! Bringing Mikey along. Anyone in town for this let me know and we'll try to meet up for a little chat.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby mikeymad » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:10 pm

Looking forward to this show...

Hope to meet up with some people !!!

Cheers,
Mikey

(ANYONE SEEN A DETAILED POUR LIST?... the website is really general)
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby sku » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:07 am

Mikeymad, there is a somewhat more detailed list on the website now, they seem to be updating as they get info.

Let's try to meet up at some point. Ganga has met us both, so he can do the intros.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:28 am

I've let Mikey know. We're planning on being down in the area around 4:30. You can give me a ring sometime tomorrow.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby sku » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:17 pm

It was a fabulous night at WL LA and was great to meet some more of the forum folk.

I sampled 28 whiskies. Highlights included some great new stuff from Scott's, Yamazaki's offering of the elements that go into both their malts and Hibeki and a chance to chat with lots of very knowledgable brand ambassadors.

The Maker's and HP masterclasses were both fantastic. Maker's offers a chance to taste their new make, one year old and nine year old along with the standard stuff. And the HP brand amabassador, his name escapes me, was hilarious; it was whiskey class meets stand up comedy.

Thanks to all at WM who made it possible, and I look forward to more LA area events in the future.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby Ganga » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:09 pm

I too had a very good time last night. I posted what to me were the highlights of the evening over on "What did you drink last night".

I thought I would make another comment. While Whisky Live was a fair bit smaller than Whisky Fest, it was also not nearly as crowded. The pace of the evening was very good...less frantic than other events I've attended.

Food was very good and there was plenty for all. :thumbsup:

I hope that Whisky Live LA continues and grows through the years.
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby AdamH » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:09 pm

Great to see everyone last night!
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Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Postby sku » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:35 am

Here are some photos from our local weekly paper's food blog.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/spir ... tobe/#more
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