Ever wonder what distinguishes one "national" whiskey from another? Irish, Scotch, Canadian, and so on? Well, celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick a bit after the fact with MOTAC LA and learn both the answer and pretty much everything you need to know to about selecting and appreciating a superb Irish whiskey. Enjoy a range of selections from Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers portfolio, both neat and cocktailed.
Maeve Gordon and Chris Day will pour and tell the stories of Jameson, Redbreast, the rare Green Spot, and the even rarer Yellow Spot. The venue is General Lee's, Chinatown's newest craft cocktail bar but one of the neighborhood's oldest and most storied venues, and a one-time favorite of Hollywood's Rat Pack. East Meets West when guests enjoy classic Chinese appetizers courtesy Chinatown's Master Chef Restaurant and traditional Irish music performed live by some of LA's finest folk musicians.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $35 for SoFAB-MOTAC and USBG members, and $50 at the door.
About the Presenters
Maeve Gordon was born and raised in Dublin. She completed her degree in University College Dublin where she studied Commerce. She trained for 2 months in Dublin which included training at the distillery. Before Los Angeles she was based out of Miami covering all of South Florida and South Carolina. She now works as Jameson Community Manager In Los Angles covering Southern California
Chris Day, a native Angelino, recently decided to leave his Ph.D. program in organic chemistry to take up a less smelly profession. Under the guidance of Julian Cox (Rivera/Sotto) and Alex Day (Bar|Kitchen, Honeycut), Christopher has learned to love and embrace professional hospitality, and has been able to apply his training in the sciences towards crafting tasty beverages (his parents are thrilled, clearly). Christopher has gone on to set up and manage bar programs in the Valley (Tipple & Brine/Murphs Service Station) and – most recently – General Lee’s in Chinatown, as well as an upcoming project in the Bay Area. While formal competitions admittedly still scare the crap out of him: he has in the past won the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Cocktail Competition at Cole’s, and also has a number of published recipes in Gaz Regan’s “101 Best Cocktails” of 2013 and 2014.