There's a lot of interest in fine whiskey IN California, but do you know about the fine whiskeys FROM California? Though the state's been producing whiskey since at least the 1860s, there's never been such a selection of styles at such high quality as there is now. And you probably haven’t had the chance to experience the range for yourself, but with the latest edition of "The Thoughtful Feast," all that's changed.
On December 1, Pacific Food & Beverage Museum (PacFAB), and The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), in collaboration with Women Who Whiskey - Los Angeles, will host a dinner featuring seven highly distinctive California whiskeys, five of which will be paired with equally distinctive dishes from the kitchen of 1212 Santa Monica, the newest culinary star on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. Diners will enjoy the whiskeys listed below, both neat and cocktailed, and a diverse five-course menu featuring lamb, pork belly, roasted root vegetables, and much more.
A portion of all proceeds support the National Food & Beverage Foundation (NatFAB), home of PacFAB, MOTAC, and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.
Dinner is $85 for all NatFAB, Women Who Whiskey, and Culinary Historians of Southern California members, or $95 for non-members, and includes tax and gratuity. NatFAB membership is available to all at natfab.org/membership. Space is limited to 50 diners and reservations are required.
- Barley, Slow Hand Six Woods, Greenbar Distillery, Los Angeles
- Beer Schnapps, Whiskey R5/Release III/S, Charbay Spirits, St. Helena
- Bourbon, 33 Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Cutler's Artisan Spirits, Santa Barbara
- Corn, Silver Lightning, Ascendant Spirits, Buellton
- Rye, Corbin Cash Merced Rye Whiskey, Sweet Potato Spirits, Atwater
- Single Malt, Lost Spirits Distillery, Morgan Hill
- Single Malt Peated, Stark Spirits, Pasadena