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National Bourbon Day

Elijah Craig Small Batching +Tasting

with Jack Choate, Western U.S. Whiskey Educator and Brand Ambassador at Heaven Hill Distillery


date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023

time: 6:30 – 8:00pm 

location: The Phoenix [8480 W. 3rd St, 90048]

membership fee: $43

• Advance enrollment is always required and must be 21+ to attend.

• If the event is sold out please email us to be placed on the wait list.


Elijah Craig Small Batching - Tasting and Build with Jack Choate

We are very excited to celebrate National Bourbon Day with a special tasting led by Jack Choate in the back room at The Phoenix. Jack’s passion for sharing whiskey, coupled with Heaven Hill Distillery’s award-winning portfolio will make for a fantastic evening of great whiskey + education. Join us in tasting and talking through single barrel samples of Heaven Hill distillate of varying ages where you’ll then be able to build your very own Small Batch. There will be complimentary appetizers and a welcome cocktail served before the tasting.


We keep it secret until after everyone is done tasting and batching – just like in the lab!

1. HH Regular Sample A

2. HH Regular Sample B

3. HH Regular Sample C

4. HH Regular Sample D

5. HH Regular Sample E

+ #SecretStash

event schedule:

6:30pm – 7:00pm welcome cocktail + appetizers

7:00pm tasting + education w/ Jack Choate

about the presenter:

Jack Choate is the West Coast Whiskey Educator & Ambassador for Heaven Hill Distillery, based in Los Angeles. Jack loves the story of whiskey and paired with his years of experience in the sales force, he thrives in education and field sales development for Heaven Hill Distillery’s award-winning portfolio.

He was born and raised in the South, and says he was destined for a life in American Whiskey. “My mother used to rub bourbon on my gums when I was teething, and every major life milestone was marked with a bourbon-related gift: personalized Mint Julep cups for High School graduation, a handle of her favorite bourbon when I graduated from college, monogrammed Mint Julep Cups for my wife, Cait, and me on our wedding day. Bourbon was always around for life’s big moments. It made an impression on me.” (His mom’s favorite brand today? John E. Fitzgerald’s Larceny.)

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about The Phoenix:

The Phoenix LA offers the finest whiskey, cognac, bourbon & Scotch in the city, artful cocktails, craft beers on tap and a small, flavorful food menu. [link]




• Please bring your own Glencairn(s) to the tasting, the club will NOT be providing glassware.

• Rideshare, public transportation, or designated driver is strongly encouraged.



Big thanks to Adam LeClair and Jack Choate for making this happen, hope to see you there!

© 2013 Southern California Whiskey Club

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