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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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Paul John Nirvana
Starward Nova
Carsebridge 1976 Old Part...
What We've Been Up To Lately
 Los Angeles Whiskey Society, guys at table drinking bourbon or something
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
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
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. Twelve 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...
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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?)
Nothing, Nada, Zilch, Zero.
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
 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.