Los Angeles 2013

Over 180 of the finest Scotches, Bourbons and other whiskies from around the world await you Oct. 17.  Don’t miss it – Come join us and enjoy the evening with a delicious bourbon-infused buffet, great whisky cocktails and entertainment.

Whisky Live LA, now in its fifth year will take place once again in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Encompassing the magic of Hollywood and the grandeur/energy of LA and located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, it is the perfect setting for the premier whisky event on the west coast.

Easy access from downtown, Hollywood and the suburbs, plus ample on-site and public parking make this the ideal place to host the largest and most diverse whisky tasting in California. Whisky Live offers a fantastic evening of the finest whisky, incredible whisky cocktails, great food and entertainment – making enjoying whisky part of a lifestyle!


Check out the exhibitors and stay tuned for more whiskes from around the world.


To purchase tickets, select the link located below "TICKET PRICES" on the left-hand side of the screen

VIP TICKET: (5:00-10pm) includes entrance to the event, souvenir Glencairn glass, show brochure, 1 year subscription to Whisky Magazine, full dinner buffet. Ticket price: $149 

STANDARD TICKET: (6:30-10pm) includes entrance to the event, souvenir Glencairn glass, show brochure, full dinner buffet. Ticket price:  $119 


No vouchers this year!  Please sample responsibly.  Patrons showing signs of intoxication will be asked to leave the event with no refund.

MASTER CLASSES - Tickets on Sale Now

The master class is a separate additional tasting in a room next to the main hall where you are introduced to one or two brands (usually 5 or 6 different expressions) and coached and instructed on the differences and nuances and subtleties of the various expressions. Definitely a great opportunity to learn from the experts.

Room A:  6:30-7:30pm  - Glenmorangie/Ardbeg

Room A:  8:00-9:00pm  - The Glenlivet

Room B:  6:45-7:45pm  - Talisker

Room B:  8:00-9:00pm  - Rhum Clement

MASTER CLASSES - Descriptions


 A TALE OF TWO DISTILLERIES:    Two very different scotches, one very brilliant Master Distiller.Explore 3 expressions of Glenmorangie (Original, 18YR and Ealanta) and 3 expressions of Ardbeg (10YR, Uigeadail, Corryvreckan).  Presented by Doug DeBeech, Scotch Ambassador


TALISKER (ROOM B, 6:45-7:45pm)

 A FULL RANGE OF TALISKER?     You probably have had Talisker 10yr before, perhaps event the Distillers Edition.  Come and join the Master of Whisky as he takes you through the history, subtle nuances and incredible flavor profile of the full range of Talisker Single Malt from the Isle of Skey.

Yes, a range of Talisker, starting with the classic 10yr and working your way through the soft smoky Talisker 18yr, the Distillers Edition, the new Talisker Storm and the very rare Talisker 25yr!


THE GLENLIVET (ROOM A, 8:00-9:00pm)

Josh Gelfand will lead guests through a sampling journey that covers the core range of The Glenlivet, The Single Malt that Started it All.  Participants will be educated on the brand’s unique history while going through an aroma exercise to help simplify the main flavor components of single malt.

Taste the following expressions:  The Glenlivet 12yr, 15yr, Nadurra 16yr, 18yr, 21yr and XXV  !!


RHUM CLEMENT (ROOM B, 8:00-9:00pm)

Led by Steve Levigni, the presentation will revolve around Rhum Clement as the leading brand of the Rhum Agricole category in North America. The difference between Rhum and Rum will also be discussed including Martinique’s terroir that contributes to the high quality of sugar cane that Rhum Clement used in its distillation process.

Locals’ tradition of Ti’ Punch in Martinique has arrived in the cocktail scene of major metropolitan cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago.  This is an exciting time for crafts spirits aficionados to enjoy rhum from a new perspective. The tasting will involve five unaged and aged rhums made of fresh pressed sugar cane juice


Please note all tickets are distributed at the door

Contact us for details and with any ticket questions at davesweet@whiskylive.com.

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California, USA 90067


From Los Angeles International Airport (approximately 10 miles)
Take Century Boulevard East to the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405) North and exit at Santa Monica Boulevard. Turn right onto Santa Monica Boulevard, proceed 2 miles, and turn right onto Avenue of the Stars. Our West Los Angeles CA hotel is located 2 blocks ahead, on the right.

From East
Take Interstate 10 West past downtown Los Angeles. Exit at Overland Avenue and turn right. Proceed 1 mile to Pico and turn right. Proceed 1 mile to Avenue of the Stars and turn left.

From North
Take Highway 101 South to I-405 South. Exit I-405 onto Santa Monica Boulevard and turn left. Turn right onto Avenue of the Stars. Our Los Angeles CA luxury hotel is located 2 blocks ahead, on the right.


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