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Story of Whiskey “Master Class” +

The Complete Whiskey Course

presented by author Robin Robinson 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

6:00pm - 8:00pm

location: Lost Property Bar (1704 Vine St, 90028)


We are very excited to have our long-time friend Robin Robinson presenting his book “The Complete Whiskey Course” along with his Story of Whiskey “Master class”. In this hybrid one-man show and whiskey tasting, Robin takes us through the entire story of whiskey in one rapid-fire, crazy narrative that brings in the history of distillation, the roles of monks and alchemists, farmers and taxmen, Scottish lords and Appalachian hillbillies. From grains to glasses, Ireland to Kyoto to Bangalore and beyond, whiskey is more than the sum of its parts. Hold on to your (gl)asses, it’s an evening of bad standup comedy punctuated by drinking. Afterwards, Robin will be signing copies of his book for those in attendance. The first 10 to sign-up will receive a complimentary hardcover of The Complete Whiskey Course.

about the author + presenter:

Robin Robinson is a renowned whiskey educator who created the popular Whiskey Smackdown series at the Astor Center in New York City. He has taught at the Culinary Institute of America and the Institute for Culinary Education, and given lectures and seminars at the American Distilling Institute, Bar Institute, and Tales of the Cocktail, among others. He has been featured in the pages of, Chicago Sun Times,,,, and other publications. Whisky magazine awarded him a 2014 Icon of Whisky Award, their highest commendation for brand ambassadors. He lives in New Jersey.  [link]  [YouTube]


about the book:

Renowned whiskey educator Robin Robinson demystifies the “water of life” in a definitive tome designed to take readers on a global tour of the expanding world of whiskey. Across ten robust “classes,” Robinson explains whiskey history, how it defined the way whiskey is made in different countries and regions, the myriad styles, how aging and finishing works, and the basics of “nosing” and tasting whiskey. Each chapter includes themed tastings organized by value, occasion, and price category. This up-to-date and wide-ranging guide also offers helpful recommendations on how to lead your own tasting, a glossary of terms, food pairings, and tips on everything from glassware to how to read a label.  [link]


The Complete Whiskey Course

Sterling Epicure 

Retail Price: $27.95 US

Hardcover, 295 pages 



Knappogue Castle (Irish)

Aberlour (Scotch)

JP Wisers (Canadian)

Jefferson's (Bourbon)

Iwai Whisky (Japanese)

Amrut (Indian)

+ other surprises!

parking + transportation:

We recommend taking public transportation or ride sharing to the event. There is parking available in the Trader Joe’s garage a block away, but it can be expensive.

Big thanks to Rhino Williams to make this possible.

© 2013 Southern California Whiskey Club

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