For those of you who may not know, WhiskyLive, sponsored by the good folks at Whisky Magazine is one of two major travelling whiskey tasting festivals, the other being WhiskyFest, sponsored by Malt Advocate. At these glorious events, distillers and companies come to shop their elixirs and give out samples to the drinking public. Unfortunately, neither of these festivals has ever come to Los Angeles.
Last year, we had a bit of excitement when Whisky Magazine scheduled one of its WhiskyFests for LA. Later in the year, however, they dropped the LA site.
Now, Whisky Magazine is again announcing a WhiskyFest LA, and this time they have an actual date and a location: October 20 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Given our last experience, I'll still hold back my excitement, but it sounds like the real thing. If so, LA, we are in for a treat!