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 is for known 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 a 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 making cocktails with famous Islay scotches, and craft peated beer, locally sourced and 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 cigar lounge will be recreated under its own canopy with lounge furniture 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.
When & Where
LA Scotch Club
The LA Scotch Club meets monthy to share the experience of the scotch and worldwide whisky.