Over 200 different whiskies, bourbons and ryes from around the world will be poured for guests at Westside Museum in Costa Mesa on Saturday, June 2nd from 2-5 p.m., with an early VIP preview starting at 1 p.m. Attendees will indulge in a wide array of whiskies from the United States, Scotland, Ireland and Japan, along with fine cheeses & charcuterie and tray passed appetizers from Westside Museum, while interacting with distillers & mixologists, enjoying games and live musical performances.
The world of brown spirits in general, and whiskies in particular, is one of the hottest segments in the market. The USA has had a love affair with Scotch for many decades and our national whiskey, Bourbon, has fully come into its own over the past 5 years—people cannot get enough of it. Ireland is building many new distilleries to try and satiate demand while Japan is in the same boat—they are running out of stock because the world wants more whiskey!
The list of whiskies that will be poured is still growing-- it includes: Beam Suntory, BenRiach, Black Skimmer, Bladnoch, Blood Oath, Breckenridge, Bruichladdich, Buggy Whip, Burning Chair, Burnside, Cedar Ridge, Compass Box, The Dalmore, David Nicholson, Devils Share, Dry Fly, Eagle Rare, The Exceptional Whisky, Ezra Brooks, Featherbone, Few, Four Roses, Glencadam, GlenDronach, Glenglassaugh, Gordon & Macphail, Heaven’s Door, Highland, High West, Isle of Arran, James E Pepper, Jefferson’s, Jura, Knappogue, Last Feather, Macallan, Malahat, Nooku, Old Elk, Rabbit Hole, Rebel Yell, Redneck Riviera, Sazerac, Shackelton, Silver Cross, Stolen, Uncle Nearest, Westland, Widow Jane and Yellowstone Select.
The whiskies being poured that day will be available for purchase at a 10% discount off regular retail prices to be picked up at Hi-Time Wine Cellars at a later date (note: some whiskies tasted during the VIP hour may not be available for purchase due to extremely limited availability).
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Surfrider Foundation and their dedication to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
VIP tickets are $150 and include early entry at 1 p.m. with exclusive additional whiskies being poured only that hour. General Admission is $100 and allows admission from 2-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Hi-Time Wine Cellars or online at www.hitimewine.net/proof
The Westside Museum is located at 729 Farad St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.