with Alasdair Day, Co-founder
Thursday, October 18th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:30pm
location: The Phoenix (8480 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048)
The first to taste a brand new Scottish distillery!
A brand new Scottish distillery has started to produce whisky and we can be the first club to taste and explore what they are doing. SCWC will have Alasdair Day (great-grandson of Richard Day, a whisky blender who was doing Compass Box style blends back in the late 1800’s) present Raasay Distillery from his firsthand knowledge as the main partner.
• Raasay While We Wait 3rd Release
• Rassay While We Wait 2018 Release
• Raasay Distillery New Make
• The Tweeddale 12 Year
• The Tweeddale Grain of Truth
The Isle of Raasay Distillery began distilling in September 2017. It takes three years of maturation in oak cask before they can legally call the spirit “whisky”. This means they will be bottling the first legal Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky in 2020. All maturation will be carried out on the island in their own warehouse behind the distillery, which will maximise the influence of the variable Hebridean climate on the final single malt whisky. Working with local crofters, they are growing barley in a nearby field, the first time in over 40 years. They intend to expand such collaboration across Raasay, while using local peat to dry the barley to eventually craft a special release of 100% Isle of Raasay single malt.
The Tweeddale Brand:
First established in 1820 in Coldstream, Scottish Borders, by wine and spirits merchants J&A Davidson. Alasdair's great grandfather Richard Day joined the business in 1895 and began learning the art of blending, recording detailed recipes in the company sales ledger that became his "cellar book". He eventually took over the business in 1923 and retired after World War II. In 2009, Alasdair inherited his great grandfather's cellar book and used one of its recipes to recreate the first modern Tweeddale Blend.
Parking + Transportation:
There is plenty of public parking in the Beverly Connection across the street. If necessary, there is valet service available at Toca Madera.
We recommend taking public transportation or ride sharing to the event.
Big thanks to Joe McCluskey & Adam @ The Phoenix to make this possible.
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