“What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.” -Irish Proverb


Seven Grand San Diego Whiskey Society: Featuring Dave Adams of Green Flash Brewery, Tues., March 25th, 7:30pm

March 24th, 2014 — 12:20pm

Green Flash SD Horz
I would like to welcome you to another jubilant event. On Tuesday the 25th at 7:30pm we will have Dave Adams the head of education for Green Flash Brewery. I know, I know its not whiskey but I thought we could use a quick switch of pace. Dave will be guiding us through the brewing process while we taste a wide variety of the the beers that Green Flash creates. Such as Saison Diego, West Coast IPA, Le Freak Ale, and a special limited release. I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday.

In addition I would like to welcome you to join us on Sundays for our weekly Flight Night at Seven Grand. I have designed four different whiskey groupings with various qualities. The bar opens at 8pm on Sundays so come in and lets talk about whiskey.

Register Here!

If you have any questions about the event or how to register my contact information is below. We provide annual memberships for $120 or charge a $15 fee per tasting. Also if you RSVP for an event and are unable to attend, you must contact me. This opens the event up for people who can make it. For questions in regard to setting up a private tasting contact me.


Josh Judd
Seven Grand Whiskey Bars
Currently sipping on Hakushu Heavily Peated…
Email: Josh@213downtown.la

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – Meet Bar Jackalope, Seven Grand’s secret backroom whiskey parlor – Tasting Table 3/18/14

March 19th, 2014 — 1:31pm

Pedro Bar Jackalope
If you prefer whiskey, you already know Downtown’s Seven Grand.

But what about Bar Jackalope?

To find it, look for an unmarked door near the back of Seven Grand. Push the white button alongside. When someone answers, request a table.

Modeled after the posh whiskey lounges of Japan, the 18-seat Jackalope is a relaxing respite from the lively main bar outside: There’s an antique gramophone playing Coltrane records and taxidermy on the walls. An immaculately dressed bartender stirs perfect Manhattans and Old-Fashioneds. Read the rest here!

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Gordon & MacPhail w/ Gary Keimach & Allison Patel, Tues. 3/11, 7pm

March 10th, 2014 — 2:58pm

This coming Tuesday March 11th at 7pm we will hosting Gordon & MacPhail, the world’s leading family-owned independent bottler of Scotch Whiskey. Gary Keimach, 2013′s ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ and Allison Patel, owner of Brenne Whisky, in to taste and educate us on their amazing line of whiskies.

Allison was commended in the Icons of Whisky for Brand Innovator of 2014 for her unique French Single Malt Whisky, Brenne. ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ is awarded in recognition of contribution to the Scotch Whisky industry, by their own. Gary is officially a Whisky Legend.

A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30, so come early and get a good seat. Seating preference will be given to paid-up members, first-timers can pay a $15 fee, space allowing.

Late-comers will not be seated, but can wait to meet Gary and Allison after the event, and enjoy drink specials at the bar with their paid-up membership card.

Don’t miss this one. RSVP now on the link below.

Register here! 

For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature.

Memberships are $120 a year and can be purchased at the bar, allowing you to bring a guest to any event.

Come check out the Bar Jackalope, Sunday through Thursday, 8pm to 1am. It’s our new tasting library in the back room at Seven Grand, we offer tasting flights and education, wonderful hospitality and a bottle locker- you can buy a bottle, we’ll put your name on it and you can sip on it with friends at your leisure. Seating is first-come, first-served, and extremely limited. Parties of 5 or less only.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping Rittenhouse 100, perhaps not the best choice for this time of night.

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

Our trip to Ireland:
White-Knuckle Driving: Seven Grand boys hit Ireland

Let’s get really sticky:

Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Compass Box w/ Robin Robinson, Wed., 2/12, 7pm

February 7th, 2014 — 11:12am

Compass Box Vert
This coming Wednesday, Feb. 12th, at 7pm, we will be hosting U.S. Brand Ambassador Robin Robinson from Compass Box. Robin will taste and educate us on some of the unique and amazing whiskies from his line. These guys are doing some things that no one else is doing, and creating some the most exciting blends on the market. Come learn with Robin, he’s a great educator.

A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30pm, late-comers will not be seated, but can wait to meet Robin after the event, and enjoy Compass Box drink specials with their membership card while they wait. Come early and get cozy with your neighbors!

RSVP on the link below:

Register Here!

Memberships for the Seven Grand Whiskey Society can purchased at the bar, dues are $120 per year, and allow the bearer to bring a guest to any event. First-timers can pay a one-time $15 fee for admittance.

Be sure to come check out the Bar Jackalope, our new sipping lounge and tasting library, located in the back room at Seven Grand. We are open 9pm- 1:30am, Sunday through Thursday, offering tasting flights, hand-carved ice, whiskey and poetry books, a cigar patio, and table-side hospitality. We think you are really going to like it.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pedro, currently sipping Tiger. “Far East’s Finest.”

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

For more info on the Whiskey Society:


And some more fun links, our photo/video report from whiskey travels in Ireland in September:

White-Knuckle Driving: Seven Grand crew travels to Ireland!

A great video featuring John Glaser, Master Blender at Compass Box: