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

World Whisky Day at miro World Whisky Day at miro

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….

 

bbbfinalBurgers Bourbon + Beer 

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)

 

We drink poetry....

We drink poetry….

Fine single malt whisky and dynamic, star-power poets at a classic Hollywood lounge?

Yes, please.

Celebrate the power of whisky and words at the Whisky & Poetry Salon’s Two Year Anniversary on WEDNESDAY, Nov 19 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rat Pack-retro-fabulous 3 Clubs Lounge in Hollywood!

The celebration honors WritLargePress’s recent, epic DTLAB #90for90 literary pop-up at Union Station with a trio of amazing Writ Large Press
poets: Melora Walters,  Mike “thePoet” Sonksen, and a rare appearance by the allegedly retired Chiwan Choi.

Melora Walters may or may not read poetry this way.  (Melora Walters's "homage to Pina Bausch" by Christopher-Calvin Pollard)

Melora Walters may or may not read poetry this way. (Melora Walters’s “homage to Pina Bausch” by Christopher-Calvin Pollard)

Not as rare as Yeti but pretty close.

Riding the wave of pre-Whisky Fest excitement, the cheeky and erudite single malt specialist Johnnie “the Scot” Mundell will be in top form dispensing fine single malt Scotch and expert whisky education.

Finally, you will DEFINITELY want to come early/stay late to investigate the Three Clubs cocktail menu revamped by Michael J. Neff, one of the most innovative pioneers of the craft cocktail movement.

Drink poetry….

WHISKY & POETRY SALON ~ TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARYWed, Nov 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m. $34; 21+Three Clubs Lounge, 1123 Vine St, Hollywood 90038.  For tix and more info, go HERE.

Whisky & Poetry salonDistill my beating heart….

The Whisky & Poetry Salon  is an intimate evening of decadent debauchery: Scotland’s finest single malt whiskies and the communal love of all things poetic….

We can’t wait to trade you whisky for your words….

Bring a poem, your own or someone else’s, and read it in a candle-lit circle of fellow aficionados in the 1920’s B Black Penthouse with its dramatic cityscape views.

You’ll climb six floors to get there but a stop for single malt at the 3rd floor Whisky Way Station will make it worth the climb.  Light bites and more whisky await you in the penthouse!

Our cheeky Spirits Ambassador Johnnie “the Scot” Mundell pours fine single malt Scotch throughout the evening and offers erudite whisky education in between the reading of poems.

Our wonderful feature, noir poet Cece Peri, is the evening’s grand finale! (And there are rumors of an exciting special guest!)

Need poetic inspiration?  Here’s a Scottish drinking poem:

Drink today and drown all sorrow
You may perhaps not be here tomorrow
Best while you have it, use your breath
There is no drinking after death.

Slainte!

WHISKY & POETRY SALONThurs, May 15, 7pm doors/7:30 start – 10pm.  $30/21+B Black Penthouse, 546 S Los Angeles St, LA 90013  Tix & info HERE 

PLEASE NOTE: NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.  The Whisky & Poetry Salon is a PRESALE ONLY event.  Past events have sold out quickly so don’t delay.

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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Lips that touch whisky,,,,

Lips that touch whisky,,,,

We want to trade you whisky for your words.

On Thursday, September 12th, bring a poem, original or not, to B Black Penthouse: a 1920’s loft with a stunning cityscape view (and air-conditioning!)

Read poem in a candlelit circle of fellow aficionados.  Get a flight of fine, single malt whiskies in return.

Bask in the glow.

Then, enjoy Mike “the Poet” Sonksen who’s read poetry everywhere in town and across the U.S.  A third-generation Angeleno, Mike  is known through his contributions to KCET, via bus adventures with Museum of Neon and Esotouric, and through his history/poetry tours, which have been written up by the New York Times, the Washington Post,  the UK Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and Straight No Chaser.

Slainte!

WHISKY & POETRY SALONThurs, Sept 12, 7 – 10pm; 21+/$25 ADVANCE TIX ONLY (Further details will be sent to ticket holders) — B Black Penthouse, 546 So Los Angeles, 6th floor, DTLA 90013  https://www.facebook.com/events/459527540821699/

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain the Salon’s intimate atmosphere, this is not a drop-in event and no tickets will be available at the door.

Lips that touch whisky,,,,

Lips that touch whisky,,,,

April is National Poetry Month.

Of course, Whisky & Poetry Salon is celebrating in style with “guerilla fighter of poets” Brendan Constantine in attendance.

On Thursday, April 18th, Literary Libations and Whisky Ambassador Johnnie “TheScot” Mundell will ply you with whisky in exchange for your words (plus $25).

Whether you’ve been spiffing up a sonnet or just want to bask in the glow of candlelight, alcohol, and the spoken word, bring a poem, original or not, to a 1920’s loft in Downtown L.A.

Read your poem against the backdrop of the Downtown skyline.

Get a flight of fine single malt whiskies in return.

Using your inside voice has never been so much fun.

WHISKY & POETRY SALON Thurs, April 18, 7-10pm; DOOR CLOSE @ 7:30 PM; $25 + a poem B Black Penthouse,546 South Los Angeles St, DTLA 90013  Tickets here: http://whiskyandpoetrysalon.eventbrite.com/

NOTE: Event is capped at 30 and is almost sold out.  No tickets will be available at the door!