Hosted by the LA Scotch Club, Peatin’ Meetin’ is the world’s largest festival celebrating peated whiskies. Known especially through Islay’s scotch, peated whisky has smoky, earthy, and medicinal flavors. Having attracting hundreds of attendees in the past, Peatin’ Meetin’ has now expanded to its new home in beautiful Pasadena, California.
Peat is boggy soil made from vegetation that has only partially decomposed over thousands of years, and the Scottish and Irish burn it in the same manner as coal. Peat’s unique smoke flavors the barley used to make the whiskies featured at Peatin’ Meetin’.
THE MAIN EVENT
This year over 400 attendees are expected at our new location adjacent to Pasadena’s famous Rose Bowl. Beneath the large canopies, attendees will experience the world’s widest selections of peated whiskies. In addition to whisky expressions poured by distillery representatives, the LA scotch club sources rare bottles from shops and auctions worldwide.
To help with the summer heat, three of LA’s finest mixology bars will be serving cocktails with famous Islay scotches. Craft peated beer, locally brewed, will be on tap.
For dinner, Big Slim’s Hickory Creek BBQ, America’s only peated pitmaster, will barbecue on-site over wood and imported peat from Ireland.
A furnished cigar lounge under canopy will be available for those who wish to relax with some rare imports.
The Brick Top Blaggers and Green Ashes will entertain on stage with live Irish Rock/Folk music.
THE PEAT MONSTER’S BALL
New this year will be a tasting of exclusive and collectible scotch. On August 8th, the evening before the main event, LA Scotch Club will host a formal dinner with no less than a Black Bowmore, 2nd Release (est. value $5000), Port Ellen 2nd Release (est. value $1000), 2007 Lagavulin 21 (est. value $1000) and (est. value $900).
THE PEAT MONSTER
Peatin’ Meetin’s infamous mascot, the Peat Monster, will be on hand to entertain and pour.