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Prime your sipping muscles and bulk up your drink-hefting biceps to prepare for a trio of musn’t-miss spirits events!

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The Most Wonderful Day of the Year isn’t in December; it’s this Saturday, May 20.

Of course, Ms. Go Go is referring to World Whisky Day, which you’ll want to spend at miro: a fave on DTLA’s “restaurant hot list”.

The cocktail hour festivities will take place in the “NEW” version of The Whiskey Lounge. Why “New”? Come see for yourself on Saturday because what’s a party without a surprise?

Your $40 ticket includes hosted small bites and sponsored tastings from an international roster of brown spirits including: Scottish Glen Grant and Benromach; Irish Teeling and homegrown Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve.

Special cocktails are only $8. That means you can sip an Alexander Murray & Co.‘s Glasgow (Bon Accord, Sweet Vermouth, Dry Vermouth) paired with  Smoked Ricotta Tortellini and still have enough moolah for a WhistlePig Pig Puns cocktail (WhistlePig 10yr, Laird’s AppleJack, WhistlePig Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Angostura, Lemon Peel) matched with WhistlePig Chicken and Waffles .

It may be World Whisky Day but you still gotta eat.

 

Jack Daniel's and Frank SinatraSupper with Sinatra: A Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dinner

Ol’ Blue Eyes still knows how to throw a swingin’ bash and you’re invited!

Singer, actor, and cultural icon Frank Sinatra enjoyed a long and very public love affair with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. He was so fond of the classic American spirit that he created a private society to which, during his lifetime, only his friends and associates were granted membership.

This Sunday, May 21st, guests at Supper with Sinatra: A Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Dinner (co-presented by The Museum of the American Cocktail and Women Who Whiskey ~ Los Angeles) will enjoy formal induction into Frank’s exclusive “country club” by renowned whiskey expert and Jack Daniel’s ambassador Eric “ET” Tecosky

Naturally, there will be Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey in honor of the Bourbon Baritone!

Guests will enjoy seven neat pours of Jack Daniel’s finest, including some rare and never before available expressions, plus a cocktail or two, as well as five courses of gourmet Italian American fare from the kitchen of Osteria La Buca.

The Chairman of the Board would definitely approve….

 

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The award for the Best Memorial Day Prep Event goes to Los Angeles Magazine‘s 2nd annual Burgers Bourbon + Beer.

Get unlimited bites from some of L.A.’s best meat shrines from old school Cassell’s Hamburgers to modern charcuterie palace The Cannibal to food truck winner-turned-Death Metal brick-and-mortar Grill ‘Em All.  Then vote on your favorite patty & buns combo to be crowned People’s Choice Best Burger 2017.

Oh, the power….

The difficult job of burger judge will be made much, much easier with craft quaffs from L.A.’s own Golden Road Brewery and Ms. Go Go’s fave arm of the food trifecta: bourbon.  Sip and sample the best of America’s Own Whiskey including: Knob Creek and Knob Creek Rye; Maker’s Mark and Maker’s 46; Four Roses and Michter’s.  And while they’re not bourbons, don’t miss a chance to sample international whisky-without-the-“e”  from Scotland and Japan include Kilchoman, Tamdhu and Toki. (Pro tip: the latter makes the best highball known to woman or man.)

The Hump Day kick-off to the unofficial start of summer not only includes all the culinary and booze staples of the season but dancing to live music and a GEARYS & Orrefors-sponsored photo booth to capture your booze and grilled meat shenanigans.

Of which there will undoubtedly be many….

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

And check out Ms. Go Go Drinks: A Bowmore and Laphroaig Whisky Tasting with Simon Brooking!

Pour of Laphroaig Cairdeas (photo Eugene Lee)

 

Tonight and beyond…so many ways to celebrate Spring!

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Wanderlust bigger than your spring fever travel budget?   Alcove and Spring Bar have you covered! Tokyo and the South of France are just a couple of the garden-centric locations you can visit tonight via delish libations at this annual Los Feliz cocktail bash; think Suntory Toki highballs/cherry blossoms and St. Germain cocktails/elderflowers. Or take a trip down the rabbit hole at the Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party, which includes Hendricks gin cocktails and an “Eat Me/Drink Me” shot.  Admission is free and so is the spring-themed photo booth. Cocktails can be obtained via tokens at the bar. The first 75 people in attendance get swag like flower crowns and aura photographs; with five drink stations, your aura will definitely read “very, very happy”.

 

 

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Best way to celebrate Hump Day?  Head to Westfield Topanga for the 21+ The Taste of the Valley.  Your ticket to this one-stop gourmet stroll unlimited samples of  sweet and savory bites from 45+ restaurants (including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Tender Greens, Pedalers and A Sweet Bite) plus delish sips from 120 wineries, three dozen spirit purveyors — think high-end tequila, rum, gin and whisk(e)y — and over a dozen microbreweries from California and beyond.  Tickets will be more at the door so grab yours today!  Wednesday never had it so good….

 

 

GOLDEN STATE WHISKEY & CHEESE TASTING

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You know about pairing wine and cheese…but what about pairing whiskey and cheese Learn how to nose, taste and pair these two fab food groups in an intimate class lead by Hilary Kinzler, a TV producer for the Food Network and Head Cheesemonger at V Cheese Shoppe, and  Kim Ohanneson, a Certified Whisky Ambassador and the President of  Women Who Whiskey ~ Los Angeles (a.k.a. Ms. Go Go!) California’s craft whiskey movement is exploding and Kim will introduce you to three unique and delicious expressions from the Golden State’s most innovative distillers and micro-producers.  Hilary will pair the whiskey with cheeses so good they will practically make you weep with happiness.  Plus, get unique gifts or stock up on weekend party supplies with V Cheese Shoppe’s fabulous selection of  cheese, charcuterie, olive oils, olives, vinegars, and accoutrements. PLEASE NOTE: this is a VERY small and intimate class and will sell out quickly!

 

Greetings, Go Go’ers, and welcome back after The Go Go’s longer-than-anticipated hiatus!

It’s been a busy few months for Ms. Go Go: pen name for me, Kim Ohanneson!   Check out the About page to find out what’s been happening and keep an eye on this space to find out where we’re go go-ing.

Hint: there’s lots of whiskey in our future, including the near future…read on!

 

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POP UP!  Cocktail Class & Distillery Tour (Sat, Feb 18; 8:30 – 10:30; $50)  Cure your Big Storm cabin fever with discount tickets ($30 off! Originally $80!) to a POP UP!  Cocktail Class & Distillery Tour in the downtown L.A. Arts District/South of Seventh area.

                        ***SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED — DON’T DELAY***

Because of the discount, we can’t reveal the brand name/venue until tickets have been purchased but you’ll take an intimate tour of L.A.’s first distillery since Prohibition, learn about the history of liquor in Los Angeles, enjoy a tasting of artisanal spirits, and make your own signature cocktail with organic ingredients.

Bonus: imbibing one of the distillery’s cocktails makes you carbon-neutral for a day.

Not that you needed another excuse to drink….

 

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Bang Bang Brunch w/ KOVAL Distillery – Ladies Only! (Sun, Feb 19; 11:30am – 2pm; $55 – use password KOVAL)

Ladies, let’s face it: the only thing better than brunch is brunch with alcohol.

This Sunday, head to Venice (address shared after ticket purchase) for Women Who Whiskey ~ Los Angeles‘s Bang Bang Brunch with KOVAL Distillery.  Enjoy a delectable three-course brunch (including a “Nasty Women” dessert!) from Chef Becky Reams (Masterchef alum & more) featuring bold inventive takes on classic brunch fare.

KOVAL’s brand rep Jamie Stout will lead the paired tastings of award-winning, organic, artisanal whiskeys from KOVAL Distillery in Chicago, which was co-founded by a woman.

It’s the perfect boozy brunch for a three-day weekend!

 

 

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Los Angeles Magazine’s Whiskey Festival 2017 (Wed, Feb 22; 7-10pm.  $95; tickets HERE)

Clear your calendar and your liver for the 2nd Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival! Featuring local (Greenbar Distillery, Kikori Whisky), national (WhistlePig, Angel’s Envy, Four Roses) and international (Highland Park, The Macallan, Bruichladdich, Teeling & Alexander Murray & Co.) whisk(e)ys (including several brands not mentioned above), the event takes place at the La Brea Tar Pits where the bones are dry and the whiskey is oh-so-wet.

Enjoy small bites, new cocktail recipes, live music and plenty of tastings.

Because what better way to enjoy the “water of life” than surrounded by mastodon skeletons and prehistoric muskrat skulls….

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….