About Us

The L.A. Whiskey Society was established in 2006 by ten Los Angeles friends brought together by an intense interest in whiskey. Since then, the Society has expanded and become known worldwide, though it remains a private club. Our members include top whiskey experts, popular bloggers, industry professionals, and "regular" people with a passion for rare spirits. 

 

Our concern is in keeping whiskey fun, fair, and honest. To that end, we guard our independence and integrity. No advertising is accepted for this site.

 

Membership is highly selective and extremely limited. Those wishing to apply should have a very strong background in whiskey appreciation and history.

 

THE WEBSITE

 

Most of our visitors use the site as a reference guide for whiskey ratings and reviews. New entries are added on a nearly daily basis. We do publish the occasional full-length article, and when we do, we recommend reading it -- it's either something important that whiskey enthusiasts need to know about, or something we find interesting and entertaining.

 

RARE WHISKEY AUTHENTICATION

 

Inspection of pre-prohibition whiskey bottle.

The Los Angeles Whiskey Society is proud to be at the forefront of US whiskey expertise. We specialize the identification and authentication of rare whiskey. We have been consulted by the spirits specialists at all of the major US auction houses, as well as by countless private individuals and estates. We've inspected and appraised collections from San Francisco to Singapore, worth hundreds to millions. We've even helped train the specialists at some of the major auctioneers in how to estimate bottle values in their auctions, identify fakes, date labels, and so forth.

 

For more information, see Rare Whiskey Authentication.

 

COLLECTION EVALUATIONS

 

The money hidden in old liquor bottles

The Los Angeles Whiskey Society conducts valuations and appraisals of high-end liquor collections for estate planning, tax, insurance and other purposes. Big Four accounting firms, storied auction houses, top collectors, heirs and beneficiaries have all relied on our assessments.

 

If you have a collection that requires unique and special attention, please see Whiskey Collection Valuations and Appraisals. You must meet the requirements detailed on that page. 

 

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