...and speaking of the LA whiskey scene, you may recall that, last fall, I made a plea to Malt Advocate magazine to hold one of their whiskey conventions (WhiskyFest) in LA. I have always wanted to attend a WhiskyFest, which includes seminars, presentations and, best of all, samples from hundreds of whiskey distillers, domestic and international. Malt Advocate had just expanded their WhiskyFest to San Francisco, which is why I targeted them, but they gave us Angelenos the cold shoulder.
Now it appears that Malt Advocate's British competitor, Whisky Magazine, is willing to show us some love. Whisky Magazine produces its own whisky convention, Whisky Live, and the list for 2008 shows a new Whisky Live in Los Angeles in October.
And to that I say, all hail the British invasion and God Save the Queen!
Sku's Recent Eats will monitor and keep you updated about developments in Whisky Live LA.