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SINGLE CASK NATION

with Jason Johnstone-Yellin (Vice-President and COO)

Tuesday January 29, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

location: Village Idiot  (7383 Melrose Ave, 90046)

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Jason Johnstone-Yellin will lead us through a flight that encompasses single grain scotch, single malt scotch, and even an aged rum. Single Cask Nation is an independent bottler dedicated to selecting and bottling the world’s finest and rarest single casks. More than a mere club, it represents a unique virtual community in which members share a common affinity for quality whiskies and other spirits. This tasting will be a great exploration of 3 types of spirits that will take place in the private backroom at the Village Idiot. At the conclusion please stay with us for dinner, the food is delicious!

 

pour list:

1. Invergordon 1974 43yr 

2. Miltonduff 2008 9yr 

3. Glenrothes 1997 20yr 

4. Glenfarclas 9yr – Special Online Only

5. Islay 2008 9yr  

6. Spanish Rum 18yr

#SecretStash

7. Port Charlotte 14 yr

8. Catoctin Creek 2yr

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GLENMORANGIE ALLTA

Celebrating 10 years of the Private Edition series w/ Travis Tidwell

Thursday February 28, 2019

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Every year for the past decade, Glenmorangie has released a limited-edition single malt as part of the Private Edition series. Glenmorangie Allta, Scots Gaelic for “wild”, is the very first whisky to be created from a bespoke strain of wild yeast. To celebrate this release and the 10th anniversary of the Glenmorangie Private Editions, Southern California Whiskey Club poured all 10 editions with brand ambassador Travis Tidwell. Each member that attended received a branded Glencairn Copita whiskey tasting glass as a souvenir courtesy of Glenmorangie.

pour list:

1. Glenmorangie 2010 Sonnalta PX

2. Glenmorangie 2011 Finealta

3. Glenmorangie 2012 Artein
4. Glenmorangie 2013 Ealanta
5. Glenmorangie 2014 Companta
6. Glenmorangie 2015 Tüsail
7. Glenmorangie 2016 Milsean
8. Glenmorangie 2017 Bacalta
9. Glenmorangie 2018 Spios
10. Glenmorangie 2019 Allta

#SecretStash info: The Cadboll was originally released for the Travel Retail market, aged in bourbon casks and finished in casks that once held Muscat and Sémillion wines. "A" was Grand Cru Burgundy finish. "B" was Grand Cru Bordeaux finish (unreleased experiments) that we got to taste as bonus pours.

Big thanks to Travis Tidwell and Kamil Majer to make this possible.

more information:

Glenmorangie Allta [link]

Glenmorangie Local Strain of Yeast [link]

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Diageo Games of Thrones Whisky

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

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The Complete Game of Thrones Whisky Collection:

pour list:

1. Cardhu Gold Reserve [House Targaryen]

40% ABV, $40: A non-age-statement single malt from Speyside, representing House Targaryan and featuring its three-headed dragon on the label. Diageo notes that Cardhu was founded by two legendary women—Helen Cumming and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth—just as House Targaryan is led by the fierce Daenerys Targaryan.

 

2. Clynelish Reserve [House Tyrell]

51.2% ABV, $60: A non-age-statement Highlands single malt, representing House Tyrell and displaying its rose sigil. Clynelish is located among green pastures and rolling hills, similar to the lush, fertile area of Highgarden, the home of the Tyrells. This whisky is also, apparently, light and floral but, like the family, “not to be underestimated.”

 

3. Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost [House Stark]

43% ABV, $40: A non-age-statement single malt from the Highlands, representing House Stark and featuring a fearsome direwolf on the label. Diageo explains that this whisky from Dalwhinnie, located at one of the highest and coldest distillery sites in Scotland, is shaped by extreme conditions, just as the Starks’ qualities of resilience and strength are shaped by their home of Winterfell in the North.

 

4. Lagavulin 9 year old [House Lannister]

46% ABV, $65: An Islay single malt, representing House Lannister and showcasing its lion sigil. This whisky was chosen to match the Lannisters as its creation reflects the same cunning and tenacity for which the family is known—and its rich flavor is also, apparently, a reflection of their riches.

 

5. Oban Bay Reserve [The Night’s Watch]

43% ABV, $63: A non-age-statement Highlands single malt, featuring an appropriately dark and simple label with the vow of the Night’s Watch. Just as The Wall separates Westeros from the wild lands beyond, Oban Distillery sits on the border between Scotland’s western islands and highlands.

 

6. Royal Lochnagar 12 year old [House Baratheon]

40% ABV, $65: Hailing from the Highlands and representing House Baratheon, the label shows a rampant stag with a crown around its neck. This pairing is a no-brainer: House Baratheon is the ruling family on the Iron Throne, and Royal Lochnagar is one of Scotland’s few distilleries with a royal warrant, bestowed by Queen Victoria in 1848.

 

7. The Singleton of Glendullan Select [House Tully]

40% ABV, $30: A non-age-statement Speyside single malt, representing House Tully and showcasing its leaping fish sigil. Diageo notes that Singleton makes a good match for the Tullys, the lords of the riverlands, as the distillery is located on the banks of the River Fiddich and once used a water wheel to power its operations.

 

8. Talisker Select Reserve [House Greyjoy]

45.8% ABV, $45: A non-age-statement single malt from the Isle of Skye, representing House Greyjoy and featuring its kraken. This whisky was chosen to pair with the Lords of the Iron Islands because of its maritime character and smokiness, as well as the distillery’s location on the rugged shores of Skye.

 

9. Johnnie Walker White Walker

41.7% ABV, $36: Blended by whisky specialist George Harper, this blend is designed to be served directly from the freezer. “Freeze for an unexpected icy reveal,” the label commands, also noting that the whisky includes Cardhu and Clynelish malts, and is “distilled, bottled, and blended North of the Wall.” When frozen, the bottle’s temperature-sensitive thermochromic ink displays the legend “Winter is Here.”

 

 

note:

Please be punctual because there are 9 expressions to explore. SCWC will provide 2 Glencairn glasses per attendee, but we recommend you bringing  7 of your own to taste them all side-by-side. 1/2oz samples of each expression will be available per person, but please note that this is a lot of whisky so plan accordingly for transportation.

 

more information:

GoT Whisky Drink Business [link]

GoT Whisky Advocate [link]

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That Boutique-y Whisky Company 

led by Chanel Liquori

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:00pm - 9:30pm

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This event was over 6 years in the making and we were excited to have it finally happen! A legendary tasting from this quirky independent bottler that has carved out an unlikely niche at the intersection of whisky fetishism and comic-book geekiness. Started in 2012, That Boutique-y Whisky Company offers limited release whiskies with graphic-novel-style labels created by talented artist Emily Chappell. Their releases are aimed directly at the whiskey aficionado with humorous references, in-jokes and shocking puns. This event took place in the private backroom at the Phoenix. 

  

pour list (subject to change):

1. Cambus 25yr 50.1 abv

2. Irish Single Malt #1 15yr  46 abv

3. Aultmore 20yr 52.1 abv

4. Blended 50yr 46.6 abv

5. Three Ships 6yr 53.7 abv

6. Mortlach 20yr 49.1 abv

7. Bowmore 15yr 48.3 abv

8. Highland Park 18yr 47.8 abv

9. Springbank 21yr 47.5 abv

10. Islay #2 25yr  48.7 abv

11. Ardbeg 12yr 49.2 abv

12. Port Charlotte 13yr 52.7 abv

more information:

DRINK MAGAZINE [link]

BLOOMBERG [link]

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KILL BOTTLE 2019

Club Fundraiser + Naiman's 66th Birthday

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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We are finally having an overdue “bottle kill” event to celebrate Marshall Naiman’s 66th birthday + club fundraiser (we need more glasses and t-shirts). We all know how epic these are with a whole table full of random bottles; some have just a pour or two left and some bottles are quite full, so don’t show up late. 

 

note:

This small event will be limited to those who have been supporting our club for a long time as a “thank you”. There will be a lot of whiskey so plan accordingly. Please bring your own glassware (there will be Glencairns provided if you need one). You do not need to bring any whiskey to the event unless you want to share (+ kill off).

 

SCWC will provide food and snacks along with Linda Sing’s homemade birthday cake.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Everyone knows that Marshall loves 80s hair bands. So something to add to the Kill Bottle info is that we have a dress code of “Dress like an 80s Rocker!”
 
Now, you don’t have to dress up but we shall have “backstage bottles” for those who join us in Glam Rock Nostalgia until we take an awesome group photo. It will be worth your while to dress up and the Baller Bottles will be for those that get a Backstage Pass from Marshall. 

Raid your mom's (or girlfriend's) closet for some scarves and funny hats. Wear a some animal print and you'll be good. It's all fun a good fun time and to be silly!

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