“I’m a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.” -Joel Rosenberg


Seven Grand DTLA Whiskey Society: Featuring Highland Park w/ Gerry Tosh, Tues., April 1st, 7pm

March 31st, 2014 — 11:39am

Highland Park Vert
This coming Tuesday, April 1st, at 7pm we will be hosting Global Brand Manager Gerry Tosh from Highland Park Disillery. Gerry will taste and educate us on Highland Park’s incredible line, including the 12 year, 15 year, 18 year, and the Freya from the Valhalla Collection. Don’t miss this. Some of us know of the rabid enthusiasm many Highland Park fans share.

A Welcome Punch will be served at 6:30pm, so come early and get a good seat. Please remember that your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat, we will fill the room to capacity, and begin the tasting at 7pm sharp. Late-comers or those unable to get in are invited to enjoy discounted drams of Highland Park with their paid-up Whiskey Society membership card while they wait to meet Gerry after the event.

Please RSVP on the link below, we look forward to seeing you!

Register Here!

Seven Grand Whiskey Society memberships can be purchased at the bar, dues are $120 for a year, and allow you to bring a guest to any event. First-timers can pay a $15 fee for admittance.  For more information, hit the link beneath my signature.

If you haven’t come down to check out the Bar Jackalope yet, please do so, we would love to host you, and are very excited about our new addition to Seven Grand. Check out what Garrett from the Tasting Table had to say:

The Tasting Table meets Bar Jackalope

Also, there is a huge, crazy whiskey event going on in Las Vegas this week. The organizers have been kind enough to offer discount codes to Seven Grand Whiskey Society members. They are: C100 for $100 off the Connoisseur Ticket, and HR300 for $300 off of the High Roller package. You can get your tickets here:


We hope to see you there, or at least on this Tuesday to meet Gerry Tosh.

Pedro, currently sipping George Dickel Rye. Andrew, Victor and Rhett just got back from a visit to the Distillery in Tennessee last week (to buy a Single Barrel!)

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


And here’s Gerry giving a little Whiskey Tasting 101:

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: