NOVEMBER 16, 2018


6:00PM – Registration Opens

6:30 – 7:30PM – Masterclasses



7:30 – 10:00PM – THE TASTING

All guests at the event must be 21 years or older. All events are Rain or Shine events. 


“Grain to Glass” American Single Malt Masterclass

Single Malt whisk(e)y is a revered spirit. Long associated with Scotland, the rest of the world has truly embraced the category and has caught up with producing world class whiskey. Here in the United States, American Single Malt is a rapidly growing category and is gaining traction and recognition around the world. Join Jordan Felix as we explore the three American Single Malt cornerstones of barley, beer, and barrel in Westward American Single Malt.

Presented by Jordan Felix
Westward American Single Malt Advocate

“The Great Islay swim- the water of life” – Laphroaig & Bowmore

In July 2017, explorer Justin Fornal led an expedition to swim around the 100-mile coastline of Islay, Scotland with a quarter cask. The mission was to fill the cask with whisky that would showcase the legendary flavors of Islay.  Joining Fornal for the swim was Explorers Club member Chad Anderson and Beam Suntory Ambassador Johnnie Mundell. The Great Islay Swim Water of Life Whisky Tasting retraces the team’s eight-day swim in the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic Ocean with Beam Suntory Scotch Ambassador Simon Brooking complementing each chapter of the swim with a select dram of Islay whisky.

Presented by Simon Brooking
Scotch Global Brand Ambassador, Beam Suntory

Deep Dive Distilling: Singular Focus – Award winning whiskey!


What happens when distillers narrow their focus? To find out, join Women Who Whiskey L.A. President Kim Ohanneson who will be sipping and discussing six whiskeys with two, innovative distillers: Becky Harris, Chief Distiller and Founder of Catoctin Creek Distilling, and Mel Heim, Master Distiller and EVP Operations of Eastside Distilling. Becky will taste us through three rye whisky’s from Catoctin Creek, which will offer Masterclass participants an opportunity to try three distinctly different variations on a single whisky with the changes in flavor coming only through barrel selection and proof.Mel will  taste us through three Burnside whiskeys and discuss her mission to turn the program into a one-of-a-kind oak study: taking ordinary and extraordinary base whiskeys and developing each blend as a grand exploration into the various qualities of Quercus Garryana (Oregon white oak.)

Presented by:

Mel Heim
Master Distiller Eastside Distillery
Becky Harris
Chief Distiller at Catoctin Creek Distillery


Dress Code

Business casual attire required, including collared shirts and slacks for men, and blouses and slacks or skirts or dresses for women. No denim permitted.

Accommodations / Group RATES

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Standard Room: $189/Night + Taxes & Fees

Group Rate Available: Nov 15 -19 2018

Booking Code: 1811IWSCGL

Cut-off Date: October 25, 2018

BOOK HERE or Call: 213-612-1575 Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:30 pm PST with the reservation code: 1811IWSCGL / The Whisky Extravaganza 2018

Venue Location

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

*See Map Below

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles

CA 90071, USA


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