Club History

December 6, 2006: Steve Grantowitz, Ransom Riggs, Scott Saikley, and Andy Smith

In 2006, two habitual drammers, Andy Smith and Scott Saikley, began the Los Angeles Single Malt Scotch Whisky Club after years of appreciating scotch in tandem.  In the days before social media a basic website was made, and after months of patience a group of FIVE finally met at Casey’s Irish Pub in Downtown LA.  Soon LA Scotch Club became, and still is, the largest scotch focused club in the country.  It has now expanded to other cities in California and beyond, still dedicated to its original charter:

• Meet new friends who enjoy scotch
• Share the expense of exploring new scotch
• Teach the less experienced
• Learn from the more experienced
• Drink scotch and have a great time doing it

LOS ANGELES SCOTCH CLUB – Founded in 2006 by Scott Saikley and Andy Smith. The original.

ORANGE COUNTY SCOTCH CLUB – Founded in 2011 by Bob Schlotfelt, OCSC joined Scotch Club in 2011.

METRO ATLANTA SCOTCH CLUB – Founded in 2011 by LASC expat Jack Smith Jr., Keeper of the Quaich.

SAN DIEGO SCOTCH CLUB – Founded in 2016 by new resident Andy Smith.

DENVER SCOTCH CLUB – Founded in 2019 by LASC expat Steve Grantowitz.

SAN FRANCISCO SCOTCH CLUB – Founded in 2019 by Scotch Club.


NEW YORK SCOTCH CLUB – Founding now.