Sales and Marketing Director at Teeling Whiskey
Hosted by Eanna Ryan, Teeling Whiskey Portfolio Manager
Friday, February 9th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:30pm
One of the biggest growth markets in the world is Irish whiskey and SCWC is proud to have special guest, Stephen Teeling present his family's line of fine whiskey in Los Angeles. This educational event will include appetizers served before the presentation. The Teeling trinity range (Small Batch, Single Grain, and Single Malt) along with some other special surprises will be sampled.
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:
Stephen Teeling, sales and marketing director at Teeling Whiskey is the entrepreneurial son of the legendary John Teeling, the founder of Cooley Distillery. The two brothers are running Teeling Whiskey; Stephen is the sales and marketing director and Jack is the managing director.
Teeling Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery established in Dublin in 2015. It is the first new whiskey distillery to have opened in Dublin in over 125 years. Now, six generations later, a new pair of Teelings have built a craft distillery in the same neighborhood. The phoenix rising from the pot in the logo symbolizes the rebirth of the Teeling Whiskey brand as it forges a new future for Dublin and Irish whiskey.
Teeling Whiskey Portfolio Manager, Eanna Ryan will also be with us for this special event.
with President Seiichi Fukano + Managing Director Chizuru Fukano
Thursday, February 22, 2018
location: The Daily Pint (2310 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405)
We have a very special tasting to announce. SCWC and our friends from the Malt Nuts will be hosting 2 very special guests from the Fukano Distillery in Southern Japan. Seventh generation President Seiichi Fukano and Managing Director Chizuru Fukano will be on hand to speak with us about their whiskies. We will be pouring whiskies that have never been tried by anyone outside of the distillery. This will event will take place at one of the best whisky bars in Southern California, the Daily Pint.
1. Fukano 2017 Edition (Whisky Advocate's “Top 20 Whiskies of 2017”)
2. Fukano 12 Year Single Cask
3. Fukano Sherry Cask
4. Fukano 2018 Edition (not yet released)
5. Fukano Single Cask (not yet released)
BEAM SUNTORY AMERICAN WHISKEY
hosted by West Coast American Whisk(e)y Ambassador Megan Breier
Monday, May 14th, 2018
6:45pm - 9:00pm
Southern California Whiskey Club is very happy to present West Coast American Whisk(e)y Ambassador Megan Breier as she leads us through a tasting of some of the finest expressions from Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. These prominent distilleries are located in Kentucky, in the heart of bourbon country, where over 90% of bourbon is produced. With almost 3 million barrels of whisk(e)y resting between the two distilleries, we have quite a few whiskies to choose from. We will be tasting some of the finest and rarest expressions straight from those charred oak barrels – cask strength and non-chill filtered.
1. Booker’s Rye
2. Little Book
3. Knob Creek 25th Anniversary
4. Maker’s Mark Bill Samuel’s Private Select
BUFFALO TRACE: HISTORICAL NAMES of AMERICAN WHISKEY
led by Bill Nolan, Sazerac's Southern California State Manager
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
SCWC was very happy to have Bill Nolan, Sazerac's Southern California State Manager lead us through the Fathers of the Buffalo Trace Distillery. These prominent names are ingrained in the history of bourbon and we will taste these marks as we learn about the history of American whiskey. We will be tasting some rare expressions like Elmer T Lee and Blanton’s, and as something special for SCWC, we will also have the yet-to-be-released EH Taylor Four Grain. Yardbird serves up fresh and inventive takes on regional Southern food with excellent hospitality and decor. So it's a perfect match of whiskey, food, and fun!
1. Buffalo Trace
2. Elmer T Lee
3. EH Taylor Four Grain "2018 Release"
5. Stagg Jr.
Gordon & MacPhail + The Water of Life Film
Joe McCluskey presenting Douglas Laing, Benromach, and Gordon & MacPhail
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
location: The Phoenix (8480 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048)
Southern California Whiskey Club was pleased to have Joe McCluskey, West Division Manager of Vision Wine and Spirits lead us through a fine line of scotch and share with us the new direction the company is taking. We did a side-by-side comparison to explain Imperial Proof, so bring an extra Glencairn. In addition there was also a presentation by Greg Swartz and Tom Costello about a new and exciting film project “The Water of Life”, a documentary about the creativity and craftsmanship at the heart of the worldwide explosion in single malt scotch. A look at Scotland’s master distillers and their ongoing quest to create the world’s best whisky. This was a great event to explore the different regions of Scotland and to get really detailed with nuances.
The distillery has been making Benromach since 1898 using the same spring water rising in nearby Romach Hills. At Benromach they handcraft their single malt scotch whisky and make it slowly, the time-honoured way. Brimming with gorgeous classic pre-1960s Speyside character, every drop is fine enough to be savoured as a single malt.
1. Benromach 10 Year Old
2. Benromach Imperial Proof 10 Year Old
Established in 1948, Douglas Laing & Co. is a leading independent Scotch Whisky blender and bottler specializing in genuinely Small Batch Malt Scotch Whiskies.
3. Douglas Laing The Epicurean
4. Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie
5. Douglas Laing Scallywag
6. Douglas Laing Rock Oyster
Gordon and MacPhail bottles over 300 expressions of single malt Scotch Whisky from distilleries throughout Scotland. Their long-established relationships with distillery owners throughout the country allow them to send their oak casks to the majority of Scotland’s working distilleries to be filled with ‘new make’ spirit, which then matures for many years at the distillery of origin or in our bonded warehouses in Elgin.
7. Gordon & Macphail Single Cask Craigellachie 19yr US Exclusive 56.6%
more information about the brand at: visionwineandspirits.com
more information about The Water of Life Film: wateroflifefilm.com
BOTTLE KILL 2018 / Club Fund Raiser
This event will be limited to those who have been supporting our club for a long time as a “thank you”.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
We are finally having an overdue “bottle kill” event as a club fund raiser. We all know epic these are with a whole table full of random bottles; some have a few pours left and others are quite full, so don’t show up late. This will be a small event of 15-20 members with a lot of whiskey. Please bring your own glassware to this event (there will be some Glencairns provided if you need one).
SCWC will provide various food and snacks along with Linda Sing’s homemade birthday cake.
Smooth Ambler / Old Scout
with John Foster, National Director of Sales and Marketing
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
location: Lost Property Bar (1704 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
Smooth Ambler is a craft distillery in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. It was established in 2009 by TAG Galyean and John Little and produces a number of spirits, including whiskeys, from grain to glass. The distillery is run by a small team, which includes Sales Director John Foster and Vice-President John Little, who's also the Head Distiller. Smooth Ambler also has their own range of whiskeys distilled elsewhere. This range is bottled under their Old Scout label, as they’ve ‘scouted’ out these bourbons and ryes. These are whiskeys with a character admired by John and the gang, bottled straight and often at higher than average ABVs.
1. Contradiction Bourbon (blend of wheated + high-rye bourbons) 46% ABV
2. Big Level Wheated Bourbon, Batch 19, 50% ABV
3. Old Scout American Whiskey 107, K&L Pick barrel #10108, 53.5% ABV
4. Old Scout American Whiskey 107, West Virginia, 53.5% ABV
5. Old Scout Single Barrel, Smooth Dramblers, 13yr, 51.9% ABV
6. Old Scout Single Barrel, Private Stock Distillery Only, Barrel #9494, 12yr, 43.4% ABV
less than 10 bottles in existence!
Big thanks to Rhino and Jeremy @ Lost Property Bar for creating the welcome cocktail and kindly hosting SCWC. Ken Baranda of Pernod Ricard is the mastermind behind all of this to make it possible. There will also be a sales sheet for discounted purchase from K&L Wines.