Last month, Los Angeles Magazine held its second annual Whiskey Festival at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Many of the same spirits were back, including my favorite Bruichladdich with their Octomore line of well-peated scotches. But got to try some great stuff from Four Roses, Highland Park, Kikori, and Macallan.
Of course, you had to have some food to help space out all those high proof drinks. Finger foods were passed around, charcuterie and cheese were available, and the mashed potato bar was back! Also back were the cigars, hand-rolled while you waited. Very old-school cool!
I joke with friends that having so much booze in between all those prehistoric fossils could be recipe for disaster, but like last year, the event went off without a hitch. If you love whisk(e)ys, scotches, bourbons, or ryes, and didn’t attend last year or this year, set yourself a reminder for next year!