Past Events

Past Events

The GlenAllachie

Clear the deck, batten down the hatches & bring in the children! Scotland’s David Keir is pouring!! My whisky friends: Are you interested in having the best Tuesday evening that you’ve had in recent memory? Global Ambassador David will pour 5 expressions of award-winning GlenAllachie single malt which will be paired with Executive Chef Matt …

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$45
Watershed Restaurant, 1820 Peachtree Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
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Alt WhiskyFest

Would you like to spend $300 running around with thousands of sweaty men and women begging to try bottles worth $35? Go to WhiskyFest! Want to spend $300 to relax in an exclusive club with a few friends drinking nothing but epic scotch all night? Go to Scotch Club's ALT WhiskyFest. Yes, $300 can buy …

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Wingtip Private Club, 550 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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American Legion Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
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Bunnahabhain and More

Over a year ago John Pauley presented Deanston and Ledaig with the promise that Bunnahabhain would come later... that time has come. SD Scotch Club will be partnering with KnB in La Jolla and Terlato Artisan Spirits to share some great Bunnahabhain, Tobermory, and Deanston expressions. Just ten years ago Bunnahabhain was considered an also-ran …

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$35
KnB La Jolla, 1030 Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Whisky That’s Old Enough to Drink

Earlier this year we spent some time investigating the virtues of young whisky. This month we turn our attention towards the other end of the spectrum: Mature Malts. For your edification, we've assembled a selection of single malts from twenty-one to twenty-eight years of age. Is older whisky better whisky? Let's find out. You are …

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$45
Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Lochranza Bonanza: Isle of Arran

The Lochranza Distillery on the Isle of Arran is home to Isle of Arran whisky, which has a nearly cult-like following from some of the LA Scotch Club Members when we discovered it back in 2007. Arran has a core range (many in fact) that you can find on the better shelves, but once again …

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$50

Scotland Bound!

Scotland Bound, Scotland Bound, I Wish Y’all Were Also Scotland Bound”…… (I hope to avoid Gordon Lightfoot litigation for use of “Alberta Bound” lyrics): The best way to prepare for a sennight in bonnie Scotland is to partake in some fine malts prior to boarding. Loch Lomond has just released Original, a retromalt from the …

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$40
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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BAR SDSC #1

SDSC is trying something new.  This month we will be letting you choose what you want to drink.  We'll have a a selection of FANTASTIC bottles and will charge by the quarter oz.  Get poured as much as you like, or as little.  As we will go cashless, decide how much you want to spend …

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$30 – $70
Lord Commander’s Night Fort, 17836 Creciente Way
Rancho Bernardo, ca 92127
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Highland Fling

This month we return to our exploration of the Five Whisky Regions with a visit to the Highlands. The largest region geographically, the Highlands are home to the second largest number of distilleries, after Speyside. We've selected half a dozen expressions showcasing the wide variety of whisky styles produced in what is arguably the first …

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$30
Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Scott’s Selection

Scotch Club tries rare Scott's Selection bottles

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$65
The Baer Den II, 4343 Cannington Dr
San Diego, CA 92117 United States
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Single Cask Nation – New Releases

Jason Johnstone-Yellin, Vice President, COO, and co-founder of the Jewish Whisky Company, is making a rare visit to Southern California. We're proud to announce that he will be joining us on Sunday, July 28th, to pour samples from Single Cask Nation's recent retail releases, to share his vast knowledge, and to regale us with entertaining …

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Free
Macallan’s Public House, 330 W Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821
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Glendalough and Bearface Whisky at Everson Royce Bar

Glendalough Irish Whiskey Bearface Canadian Whisky What do they have in common? Well, they are both small distillers and they both want your attention. No less than the global ambassador for Glendalough and the Master Distiller of Bearface will be at DTLA's groovy and LASC member co-founded (Elliot) Everson Royce Bar. Aside from sharing their …

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$10
Everson Royce Bar, 1936 E 7th St.
Los Angeles, 90021
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New to the Market!

Three NEW-TO-MARKET SINGLE MALTS: Glenburgie 15, Armorik Classic NAS & Balmenach 10. We will begin with Glenburgie 15-year from the new Ballentine’s Single Malt range. For second whisky (the ‘tweener), Balblair 10-year, a beauty of an indie bottling from G&M. Highland Queen Majesty is available at Total Wine. Some of the bloggers are sure that …

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$40
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Better Late than Never

Glenmorangie Duthac Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask Dalmore 12 Lagavulin 16 (as promised to previous attendees) All we can tell you about the mystery bottle is that is cask-strength and not one found in stores. There isn't much left so this will require smaller pours for tasting. In fact, not knowing how many people will …

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$25
Black Black Coffee, 3459 Ringsby Ct Ste 110
Denver, CA 80216
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Bourbon Bash II

Bourbon Tasting with the OC Scotch Club

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$30
Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Scotch for Summer

Scotch for Summer! After a protracted search, two of our illustrious members found 4 bottles of Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve. It is a wonderful aperitif and, incidentally, a fine dram to enjoy during the summer. I can’t understand why Glen Grant malt continues to be only #10 in worldwide Scotch single malt sales. I …

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$40
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Pre-tin Meetin’ BBQ with Kilchoman

In 2014, LA Scotch Club met months before Peatin' Meetin' for a little BBQ to get the season going... and we're going to do it again. Join us for an ol' school night of peat smoked bbq and peated whisky. This year we're going to feature Kilchoman distillery, but this is no little sponsored tasting, …

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$10 – $40
John’s Backyard, 1800 Bushnell Ave.
South Pasadena, CA United States
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Saturday Will Never Be the Same

"Saturday Will Never Be the Same" (To modify the title of a 1967 song): A better theme for our Saturday afternoon single malt tasting would surely be “A flight of grand drams for a great organization.” In the case of our first 3 whiskies, the theme is Bourbon cask ageing at 46% ABV without chill-filtration …

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$1
The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, CA 30310
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Gentlemen Prefer Blends

An exploration of high end blended scotch

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$12 – $105
Kingdom of Nowell, 3879 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107 United States
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BenRiach Launch Party Atlanta

“Sure, you’ve been invited to lunch… but have you ever been invited to launch?” NASA-Atlanta: we have a ‘go’ for launch!  There’s no better way to introduce 4 new BenRiach expressions to the Georgia market than (drum roll followed by the Churchill Downs ‘call to the post’ trumpet riff)… by having a LAUNCH PARTY!  And …

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Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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The Blends of the Upper Class

An exploration of high end blended scotch

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$55 – $95
The Scotch Aerie, Baldwin Hills, 90008
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Denver Scotch Club – Keep it Flowin’

The Denver Scotch Club continues its effort to taste every scotch ever made... a few at time.

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$20
Black Black Coffee, 3459 Ringsby Ct Ste 110
Denver, CA 80216
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The Preiss is Right

SOLD OUT   Henry and Nikki Preiss, the father and daughter team running Preiss Imports want to show you their whisky.  Preiss imports many, many spirits from around the world, but for the San Diego Scotch Club, they want to show us their Distillers Art collection, plus a few extra including a rare Swedish Malt …

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$25 – $30
KnB La Jolla, 1030 Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Youthful Exuberance

Last month we tasted a group of young, very peaty whiskies. This month we tackle some youngsters with no more than a whisper of peat. We've assembled a collection six bottles, from a "yesterday we couldn't call it whisky" three year old from the newest distillery in the Highlands, to an "almost grown-up" nine from …

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$30
Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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SF Scotch Club – Aberlour with Callum O’Donnell

Our second event will feature Callum O'Donnell of Aberlour.   We've rented a big quiet room to spend a few hours with this great whisky.  In addition to the whisky listed, Callum is going to bring a few other surprises plus swag.  SWAG! We've got the build up the club, so as a special deal our …

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$25 – $100
Private Room – Downtown SF, 405 Sansome St 3rd fl
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Old Glen Grant – San Diego

I love Glen Grant.  More specifically Old Sherried Glen Grant.  I've sourced four of these rare bottles at a cost of over $2000 so that a small group of us may gather and share some of the best scotch on Earth. Tickets will be $105 for four 1oz pours of the Old Glen Grant or …

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$65 – $105
The Ayrie, 4332 Aragon Way
San Diego, CA United States
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Young, Loud, and Snotty: Peaty Whisky Under 10 Yrs Old

The whisky world worships maturity, with age statements of even basic expressions pushing higher and higher all of the time. But in the last couple of years, connoisseurs have been rediscovering the joys of younger, more sprightly drams. Whisky producers, from independent bottlers to the distilling giants, have been releasing expressions with single digit ages. …

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$30
Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Old Glen Grant

I love Glen Grant.  More specifically Old Sherried Glen Grant.  I've sourced four of these rare bottles at a cost of over $2000 so that a small group of us may gather and share some of the best scotch on Earth. We'll gather at a private home in Mid-wilshire.  Tickets will be $100 for four …

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$60 – $100
Private Home – LA, Los Angeles, CA 90019
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The Flight of the Light Brigade

“Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!” (A reference to Captain Fraser, the founder of Brackla Distillery who was a career soldier, a battlefield-commissioned officer and quiet a character, and Major James Grant, the founder of Glen Grant, who was both a legendary distillery manager and highly-decorated combat commander.) Let’s begin with Glen Grant …

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$40
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Inaugural Event – Denver Scotch Club

Some of you have been waiting for years.  The glassware has been printed since 2016.  The logo was made.  We just needed to finally meet and drink scotch.  THE TIME HAS COME!  It will be a humble beginning, but begin it shall and scotch will flow.  Join us as we try four single malt whiskies …

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$20
Black Black Coffee, 3459 Ringsby Ct Ste 110
Denver, CA 80216
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The Game of Thrones – Night’s Watch

We shall go to the North and begin our watch. Winter is coming.  Yeah, screw spring.  SDSC will be enjoying a heavily subsidized Game of Thrones Premiere Scotch Drinking event thanks to a generous donation from Nim Shah.  Starting at 5 we'll start prior episodes of GOT.  Food at 6.  Official GOT Diageo release tasting  …

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$30
Lord Commander’s Night Fort, 17836 Creciente Way
Rancho Bernardo, ca 92127
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San Francisco Inaugural Event

SFSC is finally beginning!  We will be meeting at the private room of Elixir on Thursday at 7pm.  Rory Glasgow will be pouring GlenDronach, Glenglassaugh, and BenRiach. Come visit me and a few other club members from LA and SD as we sip whisky and discuss whatever plan you have for the club (will probably …

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$20
Elixir, 3200 16th St,
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Comandon with Franck Vigneron

Club Tasting with Comandon

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$20
Violet Cactus Venue, 1813 W Verdugo
Burbank, CA 91506 United States
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Friends in Low Places

We will continue our exploration of the "Five Whisky Regions" by visiting the Lowlands. We've collected examples from all six working distilleries that currently have whisky on the market. Is there such a thing as a "Lowland style?" We'll find out as we try these rare bottles, including an Eden Mill Distillery,  making us some …

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$30
Chapter One, 227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Luck o’ the Irish

An Early Celebration: St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17th! March is the right month to explore Irish whiskey, so let’s cover the full range with 2 single malts, 2 single pot stills, 1 malt whiskey, and 1 blended whiskey. Slane Castle is a triple blend (of single malt, single pot still & grain whiskies) …

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Rootstock and Vine, 8558 Main St.
Woodstock, GA 30188 United States
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Burns Supper with Compass Box

Burns Supper, like Easter, is arriving late this year. Please join us for this weekend for Supper, Haggis, good poems, bad poems, and a lot of great scotch.  This year, one of San Diego's favorite non-distilleries will be presenting, Compass Box.  This independent blender takes scotch from all over Scotland and makes it into something …

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KnB Bistro, 6380 Del Cerro Blvd
San Diego, CA 92120 United States
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The Ides of March

The Ides of March Why not celebrate early? The theme of this flight is triplets as I’ve selected 3 pairs of similar whiskies that should be good (and tasty) matches. Glen Moray sherry cask finish and Tomatin (it rhymes with ‘satin’) Dualchas are light, complex and delicious ‘thinking person’s drams’ with Tomatin featuring a virgin …

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$40
Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Association began as a private club in 1978 for a select group of friends to share the purchase of single casks. It has since become public but continues to sell carefully selected whisky to club members around the world. Ben Dietrich of SMWSA will present on the South Patio (with fireplace), …

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$50
The Raymond, 1250 S. Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 92118 United States
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Kilchoman with James Wills

BRAND AMBASSADOR JAMES WILLS - THE KILCHOMAN DISTILLERY (ISLAY). We are please to announce the forthcoming arrival of Mr. James Wills to lead our Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Dinner at Watershed Restaurant in Buckhead. James, who lives on the Isle of Islay off the southwestern coast of Scotland, and his two brothers assistant their father …

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$55
Watershed Restaurant, 1820 Peachtree Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
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Skye Bottles in Flight

Laying on our backs and staring at the Skye Cause we’re feeling satisfied and we all know why Skye bottles in flight! Afternoon delight!   The beautiful Isle of Skye, home to one old world class distillery and a few new upstarts. We'll be focusing on one of the top distilleries in the world this …

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$65
Kingdom of Nowell, 3879 Coronado Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107 United States
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Burns Supper 2019

Burns Supper, like Easter, is arriving late this year. Please join us for this weekend for Supper, Haggis, good poems, bad poems, and a lot of great scotch. Bahia has offered us the patio again this year (and they have firepits now.) To pair with our New York strip supper, Andy and Brett will be …

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$45 – $65
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Dr
Corona del Mar, CA 92625 United States
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I Heart Scotch

$40 Pay at the Door RSVP: Jack@AtlantaScotchClub.com Valentine’s Day? Maybe my timing isn’t so good, but the whisky that I’ll be pouring on Thursday night certainly is! Dailuaine 16 and Teaninich 12 are a great opening tandem. Our light all-rounder will be Glen Scotia 15 whereas Arran Pomerol Cask Finish at 50% ABV will be …

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Landmark Diner, 3652 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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I Heart Scotch

Valentine’s Day? Maybe my timing isn’t so good, but the whisky that I’ll be pouring on Thursday night certainly is! Dailuaine 16 and Teaninich 12 are a great opening tandem. Our light all-rounder will be Glen Scotia 15 whereas Arran Pomerol Cask Finish at 50% ABV will be our full all-rounder. Next up is Bunnahabhain …

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PEATIN’ MEETIN’ X

SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2018 TEN YEARS AGO A BOLD GROUP OF WHISKY DRAMMERS FILLED A YARD WITH FRIENDS, FOOD, AND THE SMOKIEST, EARTHIEST, WHISKIES IN THE WORLD.  THAT STORIED NIGHT BEGAN AN ANNUAL TRADITION OF THE LA SCOTCH CLUB THAT HAS GROWN TO BE THE LARGEST PRIVATE WHISKY EVENT IN AMERICA. FOR AN ENTIRE EVENING, THE …

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Union Station LA, Union Station
los angeles, CA
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