Did you miss the recent whisky event in Los Angeles? Did my summary of the evening whet your appetite for sampling fine whiskies and meeting the people behind the dram? You still have a great chance to do so. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America (SMWSA) is holding their Fall Extravaganza in Washington D.C. on Oct. 30, Philadelphia on Nov. 1 and Los Angeles on Nov. 9. Other events are scheduled for San Francisco, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.
I love SMWSA events primarily because you get the chance to sample the Society’s bottlings (I have some recent reviews here and here). They have some wonderfully unique Scotches that you just can’t find anywhere else. Of course, there will be dozens of other drams to sample and the chance to chat with distillery representatives. The last event I went to, I focused on ryes. For me, the Fall Extravaganza provides the opportunities to focus on Scotches. Plus, a Friday evening in November is about as close as we get to a real autumn night here in LA, and nothing eases that chill like a good whisky.
For information about the event and tickets, visit here. You can use the code WGR2012 to save $15 on the non-member price.
All the events are from 7:00pm-9:00pm and include a really nice dinner buffet. Registration begins at 7:00pm. Business casual, Jackets preferred. No denim or athletic attire – though I’d imagine the denim rule would have to be waved for LA. Throw on a jacket and that’s our version of of business casual, and we wear it well. Very well.