WhiskyX Returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger on Friday, January 25
The WhiskyX returns to Santa Monica on Friday, January 25. There will be live music, food trucks and of course lots of whisk(e)y! It all takes place at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.
Here’s a partial pour list:
- Birddog Bourbon
- Bulleit Bourbon
- Calumet Bourbon
- Clyde May’s
- Compass Box
- Cooper & Thief
- Copper Dog
- Crown Royal
- Dancing Goat Distillery
- Four Roses
- High West
- Highland Park
- Johnnie Walker
- Old Pulteney
- Powers Whiskey
- Russell’s Reserve
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society
- Teeling Whiskey
- The Sexton
- The Singleton
- Tin Cup
- Walsh Whiskey
- Wild Turkey
- Wyoming Whiskey
I attended the inaugural Los Angeles event last year and here’s a recap of some of the best and/or more interesting!
Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the new stuff from Bruichladdich. I was glad to try some of the new expressions now on the market including the Bere Barley 2008.
Last year was very interesting because no one knew what to expect. Yes, it was touted as a “fun” event meant for all experience levels- from whiskey novices to those drinking whiskey for years.
New Irish whiskey The Sexton drew the crowds to try their single malt.
WhiskyX was also where I got to spend some time with Aberlour and it was the first time I tried the cask strength A’Bunadh.
It was exciting to also see many American craft distilleries including Wyoming Whiskey. When I first tried it years ago in Wyoming, I knew it had promise though I am glad to now say it’s much better as it’s matured.
Other than bottle shares, I hadn’t seen Scotch Malt Whisky Society at other whisky festivals (or perhaps I had but it was always mobbed). It was good to really spend some time tasting through some of the offerings.
Woah, woah, woah! What’s going on here? Highland Park brought a few special bottles including this Full Volume I got to try last year. It was distilled in 1999 and just bottled in 2017.
I like Wild Turkey and it’s always a whiskey I will buy for my home bar. I was excited to try their Single Barrel and Rare Breed.
And how can I forget Dancing Goat. I first tried their Limosin Rye at WhiskyX last year and had a chance to visit the distillery last summer in Madison.
I’m pleased to announce I have a pair of tickets to give away for The WhiskyX! Leave a comment on what’s your favorite whiskey or what you’re excited to try at WhiskyX. Bonus! You can also tell me about the first time you ever had whiskey. It may increase your chances of winning!
See you there!
Friday, January 25, 6-10:30 p.m.
- VIP – $125 (one hour early admission at 6 p.m. among other benefits)
- General Admission – $75
- Designated driver tickets are available as well
Barker Hangar in Santa Monica
3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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I’m explorer at heart and seek new whisky experiences wherever I go. I’m excited to hear that WhiskyX is back. There are a number of makers listed that I’ve seen but not had the pleasure of tasting: Russell’s, Westland and Old Pulteney to name a few.
Favorite whiskey (scotch) is without a doubt Lagavulin 16. Personally, I find it a perfect blend of sweet, smoke, and spice!
The whiskey I’m looking forward to checking out is Bruichladdich, I like what they do when it comes to varieties and special bottlings. I would also like to try smaller American whiskies as I see how their really upping their game with ryes and bourbons.
The first time I tried whiskey was in college. Crown Royal of all the whiskies lol! I had no idea what I was getting into, but from that fateful day, my journey down whiskey road has been quite an adventure and educational! 🙂
High West’s Midwinter Night’s Dram is a perennial fave of mine come wintertime 🙂
RE: 1st Whiskey experience, I honestly have no specific recollection – but it must’ve been in Washington DC (where I turned 21 while interning there – and was intro’d to a whole slew of spirits & cocktails beyond the usual college stuff)
Wild Turkey 101 on crushed ice. First time was when I was 11 in the trailer park with the neighbors wife.
I’m looking forward to trying Glen Moray 18.
Oh, and since you asked about my first experience with whisky: i’d tell you if i could remember.
I’m trying to learn more about North American whiskeys and haven’t tried Tincup yet! My first taste of whiskey was Makers and Coke as a new drinker, based on this cool columnist in a music magazine I worshipped saying that Makers was her go-to. Gotta start somewhere!
Pick me! I only drink whiskey older than me.
I like to dink whiskey older than me.
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