“We borrowed golf from Scotland as we borrowed whiskey. Not because it is Scottish, but because it is good.” -Horace Hutchinson

NEWS

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Bunnahabhain w/ Master Distiller Ian MacMillan, Wed. 8/28, 7pm & 8:30pm

August 27th, 2013 — 10:00am

Bunnahabhain Vert
This coming Wednesday, August 28th, we will be host Ian MacMillan, Master Distiller from Burn Stewart (Bunnahabhain, Deanston, & Tobermory.) Ian will taste and educate us on the 12yr, 18yr, 25yr, and Toiteach. Bunnahabhain is an amazing Single Malt, and this event is not to be missed.

We will hold two tastings on Wednesday, one at 7pm and one at 8:30pm. Attendance will be capped at 35 people for each event. A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30, come early and get a good seat, cozying up to your neighbors.

RSVP for the 7pm & 8:30pm tastings and education by hitting one of the links below:

Register for the 7pm session here!

Register for the 8:30pm session here!

Memberships for the Seven Grand Whiskey Society can be purchased at the bar. Dues are $120 per year, and allow you to bring a guest to any event. First-timers can pay a one-time fee to come check it out. Come early to get on the list, as preference will be given to paid-up members.

For more information on the Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature. We look forward to meeting you.

We hope to see you Wednesday!

Pedro, currently sipping Carlsberg Elephant.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Whiskey Society

http://213nightlife.com/whiskeysociety

For more information on Private Tastings:

http://sevengrandbars.com/seven-grand-dtla-flight-menus/

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Heaven Hill’s Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers, Tues. 8/27, 7pm

August 26th, 2013 — 10:56am

Heaven Hill Bernie Vert
This coming Tuesday, August 27th, we will be hosting Heaven Hill’s Whiskey Professor, Bernie Lubbers. Bernie will be leading us through “The Evolution of Bourbon,” and comparative tasting and education on more than 200 years of American Whiskey making. Bernie is author of “Bourbon Whiskey- Our Native Spirit: Sour Mash and Sweet Adventures,” and is regarded as one of the best educators in the business.

We are offering two tastings on Tuesday, one at 7pm and one at 8:30pm, a Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30. Attendance will be capped at 35 people per tasting.

Don’t miss out on this oppurtunity! RSVP for the 7pm & 8:30pm tastings now, on the links below!

Register here for the 7pm session!

Register here for the 8:80pm session!

Memberships for the Seven Grand Whiskey Society can be purchased at the bar, and allow the bearer to bring a guest to any event. First-timers can pay a one time fee, come early and get a good seat.

Thank you to all those who came out to support to our loving remembrance of Artwork Jamal, a long-time staple of Blues and Soul at Seven Grand. He will be missed.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Pedro, currently sipping Tecate.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar L.A.
Co-curator, Whiskey Society L.A.

For more info. on the Whiskey Society:

http://213nightlife.com/whiskeysociety

And on our Private Tastings:

http://sevengrandbars.com/seven-grand-dtla-flight-menus/

Check out Bernie’s Website, it’s really cool:

http://www.whiskeyprof.com/

And the last time Bernie was in the house:

Los Angeles Bluesman Artwork Jamal Dead At 47, 8/13/13 – LA Times

August 15th, 2013 — 11:09am

artworkLos Angeles Bluesman Artwork Jamal Dead At 47, 8/13/13 – LA Times

Artwork Jamal once remarked that he not only sang the blues, he lived the blues. Someday, his history of hard luck and ill health may be spun into verse. But the powerful, deep-voiced Los Angeles native will sing no more.

Jamal, 47, died Aug. 6 from complications of diabetesheart disease and other ailments, said his wife, Lida Parent-Harris. Read the rest here.

A good friend and a great musician. RIP Artwork!

Seven Grand DTLA Maker’s Mark Annual 3rd of July Party!

June 28th, 2013 — 5:09pm


This coming Wednesday, July 3rd, we will be hosting our Annual Maker’s Mark Party! This will feature $5 Maker’s Mark Drink Specials, all-night-long, and live music with The Midnight Blues band at 10pm. Andrew and I are working on some other surprises as well, so come down and start celebrating your Independence a day early!

Present your paid-up Whiskey Society Membership card at the bar, and the first shot saluting Freedom is on us!

We open at 5pm, and this event is open to the public, so invite your friends and come on down! You can RSVP on the link below, just so we have a general head count and know what to plan for:

Register Here!

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature. Memberships can be purchased at the bar, dues are $120 a year, and allow you to bring a guest to any event.

Our friends in the L.A. Scotch Club are having their yearly “Peatin’ Meetin’” this weekend, a celebration of the smokiest whiskies in the world, and I heard they still have some tickets left:

www.peatinmeetin.com

Luke and I worked it last year, and had a blast. To be clear, THIS IS NOT A SEVEN GRAND SPONSORED EVENT. But, Dustin and Luke will be in attendance, serving up some Peaty cocktails, and you know they roll.

We hope to see you on Wednesday. Happy Independence Day from all of us at Seven Grand!

Pedro, currently sipping Jim Beam. Keeping it real.

Pedro Shanahan
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Whiskey Society

http://213nightlife.com/whiskeysociety

Oh, and for your 4th of July House Parties, here is a new video of Dustin demonstrating how to make an Old-Fashioned: