Join the LA Scotch Club for one of the most exceptional single malt scotch tastings ever. On Saturday, April 26th, we will be pouring six rare and exclusive scotch whiskies in the Canyon Room of West Restaurant. Formal attire. Bars would never have bottles as rare as these, but if they did, a pour of a few of these would likely run $500 – $1000 each. Our club, however, is offering a sampling of each of these, plus dinner and appetizers for only $210. We have sourced these at discount prices and will likely never see them again. West Restaurant, known for one of the best dining views in all of Los Angeles is rolling out the red carpet for us. Because there is only one bottle of each expression, this event is very limited. The tables will be arranged to promote discussion. Appetizers and dinner will be served. There will be additional scotch after the featured bottled have been tasted, to cap off the night. Formal attire.
$210 – Scotch and Dinner
$60 – Dinner Only Guest
Glenlivet, George & J.G. Smith’s (Gordon and MacPhail)
Size: 75 2/3 cL
Current estimated value – $3000
Obtained: Private Collection, United States
Retail comparison: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-10186.aspx
Many George & J.G. Smith Glenlivets were released in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s with slight label variations, especially regarding the volume. These rare bottles have become highly collectible and now sell in the $2000-$3000 range. Fill level is very important in pricing old bottles such as these (lower fill levels hint that oxidation may have occurred) and our bottle has a better fill than any other 1938 Glenlivet on the market today.
Glenmorangie Cote De Nuits
Age: 25 year
Current estimated value – $1000
Obtained: Private Collection, Arizona
Retail comparison: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2479.aspx
This very rare Glenmorangie was a limited release at the turn of the millennium. Finished in Gran Cru Burgundy casks, this bottle is one of its distillery’s highest regarded whiskies.
Glengoyne 1967 Reserve
Age: 29 year
Current estimated value – $300
Obtained: Private Collection, Georgia
Retail comparison: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20459/lot/116/
Glengoyne is easily one of the most underrated distilleries. It is consistent at worst and often magnificent. Among the last bastions of reasonable prices, old Glengoynes such as this release are an absolute must to experience before collectors and the industry discover that they are underpriced.
Glen Grant, Gordon & MacPhail
Age: 50 year
Current estimated value – $800
Obtained: Private Collection, Georgia
Retail comparison: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2211.aspx
Glen Grant, although known for young traditional casks scotch (especially in Italy), is know in the whisky community for having incredibly old and delicious sherry aged releases. Gordon & MacPhail, in their wisdom, has been aging many of them in their own warehouse for decades. This release rested in a sherry cask for half a century.
Glendarroch (Glenfarclas) Lonach
Age: 41 year
Current estimated value – $230
Obtained: Private Collection, California
Retail comparison: http://www.wineglobe.com/sw-314931.html
This Duncan Taylor release is referred to as a Glendarroch because Glenfarclas only allows its name on its OB releases. Not only is it from the highly coveted Glenfarclas distillery, but is a very rare non-sherry cask release from a company known for being sherry-centric. Nevertheless, 41 years. Glenfarclas.
Master of Malt Speyside Sixty, 1st Edition
Age: 60 year
Current estimated value – $1650
Obtained: Master of Malt, UK
Quite literally one of the oldest bottles ever produced. Understandably bottles that hit the sixty year range are typically valued well over $10,000. Typically a scotch cannot age more that 30 or 40 years because the cask will overtake the spirit or the ABV will drop below the typical 40% due to the angels share. Casks that are this unreactive are very very rare, so there will be very few casks and whisky releases that ever reach this magnificent age. The price is ridiculously low because the Speyside distillery is kept secret? A problem? Not at all. It is likely a distillery with less brand recognition, but that means very little, especially at an age where the cask is so dominant. Likely a once in a lifetime chance.
Braised Pork Sliders
Mable Bourbon Scallops (wild mushroom and smoked bacon risotto)
Smoked Trout (apples, pecans, fennel, carrot shavings, baby lettuce, horseradish herb dressing)
Loup de Mer (truffled potato and leek gratin, broccolini)
Cornish Game Hen (dried fruit couscous, sautéed grees, balsalmic fig glaze)
Ribeye Steak (smashed rainbow potatoes, spinach, mushroom demi)