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What's the best single malt scotch?  That's really up to you and your tastes alone.  But if you want to see what we think, we've tried a whole lot of them.
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Whether you know what makes a bourbon a bourbon, or if you're just starting out, we've got ratings and tasting notes on stuff from Kentucky to California.
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Blended Scotch, Japanese single malts, Canadian stuff, and everything else.  If you don't know the difference, learn the easy way -- drink some!
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Yamazaki 2003 SMWS 119.14
Amrut Double Cask
Starward Two-fold
What We've Been Up To Lately
 Los Angeles Whiskey Society - A private club, but a public resource, chock full of tons of information on bourbon, single malt scotch, and more.
Though our site receives a lot of traffic, and we post regular reviews and ratings on bourbon, single malt whiskey, and a lot more, we don’t really publish big articles or meeting updates anymore.


Well firstly, because most people use our site just as we intended it — as a easily sortable and searchable whiskey database. We built things so it would be easy to find the best bourbon, malt, or whatever you’re looking for.

But also, the whiskey “scene” has changed, particularly with the explosion of bourbon’s popularity. Braggadocio has come to dominate so much of the "whiskey internet" that we don’t want to seem like we’re trying to contribute to that. We think that sharing and tasting is more important than yelling and showing off. So while we continue to meet regularly, we keep more to ourselves about it nowadays.

Ratings and reviews will always keep coming, because we feel that provides a good public service... and because they're fun to do! Cheers all and DRINK WHISKY!
 Drinking scotch, bourbon, and stuff at dinner
10.20.16   10 Years of LAWS
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12.15.15   Sherry Christmas 2015
09.03.15   Blind Tasting: America vs. Scotland
07.22.15   Four Roses - Icons of Whiskey Tasting
We're a private club, but a public resource. The Society rates and reviews bourbon, single malt scotch, and anything else that qualifies as whisk(e)y. Fifteen years of experience have also made us leading experts in the authentication and valuation of rare whiskey bottles. Pour yourself a glass of something nice and take a look around!
More about us and what we do...
Small image of pre-Civil War whiskey bottleThe oldest whiskey in the world belongs to LAWS. Guinness World Records has certified it, and we're happy to share tons of information about it.

We don't usually publish big articles, so when we do we've got something important to say.


Here's a roundup of our most popular.

 Latest Must-Try Whiskey (What's this?)
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Adam: In the current market, finding an excellent, readily-available whiskey is a rarity and a challenge. We’re talking about truly great whiskies, not ones that are good, or okay. There was once a time when you used to be ab... More
  Latest Must-Try Whiskey Close
The Latest Must-Try Whiskey is automatically selected by meeting all these criteria:
  • The latest whiskey newly-reviewed by a member who rates it A- or higher.
  • Average rating of at least A-.
  • Currently obtainable from retail stores in the United States.
  • Generally not over $300.
  • A recently released bottling, at least somewhat.
The notes displayed in the must-try area are always those from the member giving the highest rating to that particular whiskey, with the tiebreaker going to the member with the most notes overall.