hosted by John Campbell (Laphroaig Master Distiller) + Joe Jameson (Protector of the Peat)

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017

location: The Phoenix (8480 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048)

The Southern California Whiskey Club is extremely proud to have had John Campbell (Laphroaig Master Distiller) and Joe Jameson (Protector of the Peat) presenting a very special Master Class. This was an intimate, educational event created just for SCWC through the generosity of Beam Suntory and The Phoenix. 


Deconstruction of Laphroaig Lore Master Class

With this Master Class, SCWC will experience individual components of Laphroaig Lore. Master distiller and whisky icon John Campbell will talk us through the process of creating this expression, tasting samples from various casks to illustrate the complexity of the different components for this release. We will also experience and discuss different cask finishes as they pertain to Lore and other Laphroaig expressions. The tasting will conclude with the 2017 Cairdeas release while speaking to the evolution of this annual bottling.


Important Event Notes + Times:

6:00 to 6:30pm: specialty Laphroaig cocktail and pretzel appetizer

6:30 to 7:30pm: Lore Master Class

7:30 to 10:00pm:  Friends of Laphroaig public event

The entire back patio of The Phoenix will become a party to celebrate John Campbell and Laphroaig. Everyone is invited to experience and learn more about the brand with additional Laphroaig expressions after the Master Class concludes.

Friends of Laphroaig Event Info

- Laphroaig cocktail hour

- Laphroaig tasting featuring 2017 Cairdeas

- Virtual Distillery Tour experience


There will be a featured Laphroaig Select cocktail and shared appetizers. Additionally if any SCWC members are also Friends of Laphroaig members, we will be announcing an Opinions Welcome Competition for FOL’s. The winner of which will win a trip to Scotland! 


One other note: 

FOL’s have priority on the Virtual Distillery tour experience, as we’ll only have time for about 50 people to experience it during the 2 hour happy hour. If anyone from SCWC would like to experience this, we ask that they break away in pairs during the Lore Masterclass for the 4 minute video.

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