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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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10 Years of LAWS
In 2006, 10 friends joined to share good whiskey and good times. 10 years later, that small club has blossomed into the best-known private whiskey club in the US with the largest whiskey database, always fiercely independent, and always ad-free.

To understand what makes us tick, check out Sku’s recent interview with founder Adam Herz.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we began with some serious cocktails. Niko Novick, one of LA’s premiere bartenders, crafted custom libations made from vintage ingredients. Favorites included a 1960’s Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned and 1970’s BIB Old Fitzgerald Manhattan. We had such a diverse selection of whiskeys that our two hours of cocktails became partly an excercise in some delicious chemistry experiments.

We then opened eight new bottles to taste, including old favorites:

Then, we were off to Baltaire for a great dinner featuring whiskey-infused dishes, plus other wines and libations (yes, we drink more than whiskey!).

After 10 years and counting, LAWS remains what it was on day one: a place for friends to get together to share good times and good whiskey.
01.23.16   Diageo Special Releases
12.15.15   Sherry Christmas 2015
09.03.15   Blind Tasting: America vs. Scotland
07.22.15   Four Roses - Icons of Whiskey Tasting
04.28.15   How To Know If You Bought A Good Whiskey
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. Eleven 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!
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 Latest Must-Try Whiskey (What's this?)
Nothing, Nada, Zilch, Zero.
Adam: This box has been mostly empty for a long time now. In today's 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 ok... More
 The Stores List
Does your corner store only have Jim Beam?  No problem.  Check out this list of the Best stores in Los Angeles for whiskey.  More...
  latest reviews
Hi-Time Wine
Wine Expo
Bristol Farms
Wine and Liquor Depot
Du Vin
 The Bars List
Finding a good Whiskey bar in Los Angeles is hard.  Here 's the best (and worst) we've found so far.  More...
  latest reviews
The Chestnut Club
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
BLT Steak
Mastro's Steakhouse
 The Online List
If you're like us, then you'll order whiskey online frequently.  We've got some experience, and would like to pass is on to you.  More...
  latest reviews
Hi Time Wines
D&M Wine & Liquor
K & L Wine Merchants
The Whisky Exchange
Astor Wine & Spirits
  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.