Los Angeles 2010

Southern California’s Finest Whisky Experience

Whisky Live LA, now in its second year, has moved to the beautiful and elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, Whisky Live LA is redesigning the tasting experience. Easy access from downtown, as well as the surrounding suburbs, plus ample on-site parking make the Beverly Wilshire the ideal place to host the largest and most diverse whisky tasting in California. The finest whiskies in the world coupled with gourmet dining from one of Los Angeles’ finest hotels, make Whisky Live LA an experience not to be missed.

Ticket office now closed - purchase on the door available!

Book your tickets and your order will be available at the door for collection! Do not worry about the Shipping address!

Wednesday 13th October, VIP ticket, 5.30pm to 10pm
Including 10 sample vouchers, food, tea, coffee and water, show guide, tasting glass and access to the show from 5.30pm. $129.00

Wednesday 13th October, Evening ticket, 6.30pm to 10pm
Including 6 sample vouchers, food, tea, coffee and water, show guide and tasting glass. $99.00

* Ticket prices include VAT and exclude booking fee

Sample Vouchers
Further vouchers are available at $2.00 each and all the samples are available only in exchange for vouchers. Each sample may require a different number of vouchers based on the age of the whisky.

Tickets are strictly limited – book now to avoid disappointment

At the Door Ticket Prices
$149 VIP ticket
$119 Standard ticket


Available for $10 with a valid entrance ticket

MC1 - 7.15pm - Makers Mark

Kevin Smith, Maker’s Mark Master Distiller would like to take you on a guided tour through the history of bourbon and the taste profile of Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky at different ages of maturity including the following: 

Distilled 0 years – White Dog

Distilled 2 years

Distilled to full maturity

Distilled 10 years

 A true bourbon expert you’ll learn everything from the basics of bourbon to the most complex workings of the distillery:

§         The difference between Whisky and Bourbon

§         What makes bourbon uniquely bourbon?

§         The ABCs of bourbon tasting

§         Maker’s Mark maturation process

§         A day in the life of Maker’s Mark

Kevin will also talk about his lengthy “trial and error” to create something new and different.  After over 50 years Kevin Smith, with the help of Brad Boswell “wood chef”, came up with a new process and a new product-Maker’s 46.   

MC2 - 8.45pm  - High West

David Perkins, proprietor of High West Distillery in Park City Utah, will lead a tasting of three High West products: Bourye, Rendezvous Rye, and the new High West Silver Oat Whiskey.  In addition, David will guide the session through a virtual distillation of High West's new Silver Oat Whiskey and participants will get to taste the distillate at several points of the distillation from the heads to the heart to the tails.  In between, David will provide an overview of distillation, its history, what makes different whiskies different, and why he even thought to open a distillery in Utah of all places.

 MC3 - 7.00pm - Johnnie Walker

The House of Walker Experience is a multi-media experience that delivers a true journey of taste through the entire Johnnie Walker portfolio. The experience, led by a  Master of Whisky, provides a platform to fully understand the individual labels, their story, the best serve and the mood each label best suits. You will leave these events with an increased knowledge of Johnnie Walker and an understanding of what it means to be the world’s best whisky house.

MC4 - 8.30pm - Heaven Hill

Everyone knows that Bourbon is made primarily with corn, and most enthusiasts would know that there are “traditional” Bourbons that add rye and “wheated” Bourbons that substitute wheat for the rye.  But what exactly are the differences between these common “small grains”, both in the taste of whiskey and in the production methods?  Join Heaven Hill Brand Ambassador Rob Hutchins as we explore how these grains behave on the palate and in the still, in Bourbon mashbills and in straight rye and straight wheat whiskey recipes.

The Oban Whisky Experience

This year we will have the Oban Experience at Whisky Live Los Angeles. An opportunity to relax and sit down and take in all that is Oban with one of the Ambassadors and learn more about this fantastic single malt from the West Coast of Scotland. Oban distillery is physically and spiritually at the heart of Oban - the "Gateway to the Isles". In effect, the town grew up around the distillery and since its foundation in 1794 it has played an important role in local life. This is your chance to get immersed in all that is Oban and sample this amazing member of the Classic Malts.

Tasting Hall

This is where you can taste an incredible range of whiskies from Scotland to Kentucky, mingle with the producers and distillers, independent bottlers and brand ambassadors and meet the stars of the industry.

You will witness the food pairing demonstration by a world class chef, be able to get his suggestions on your personal tastes, and of course sample some very special treats! Enjoy and gain insight from the whisky competitions and other events on the main stage hosted by Whisky Magazine.

The sheer range of whisky on show will challenge even the most determined taster; everything from old favourites to unusual finishes and rare bottlings. The very best whiskies of the world all under one roof.















Newsletter Sign Up

Whisky Live is the whisky tasting and sampling event of the year, taking place from London to Tokyo, Paris to Glasgow. Sign up to receive regular updates, offers and promotions.

Event Gallery

Exhibit at the show


Want to exhibit your brands at Whisky Live? Visit the Trade section for more information.
Read more


Trade Enquiries

Famous Distillers will take you through some of the rarest most sought after flavours.
Read more

Whisky Live Stage

Whisky Live Stage

Showcasing the world’s finest whisky cocktails, live talks & musical entertainment.
Read more



We have taken the opportunity to search high and low for the very best whiskies. Read more