Friday, January 30, 2015

Malt Master

Because abstract art and scotchy-scotch-scotch are even better with the Rundown team


Like art? Funny, we do, too.

Think a healthy pour of rare single-malt scotch is art? We agree. We should really hang out together.

Join us a week from tonight at Rundown's Single Malt Smackdown, an exclusive, subscriber-only party in Culver City's cutting-edge Mark Moore Contemporary Art Gallery.

Upon entry, you'll be greeted by a cocktail made with Balvenie Doublewood 12-year, created by Rundown restaurant editor Stacy Suaya. Sip and savor while you peruse kinetic 3-D pieces by San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz and abstract expressionist paintings by LA's own Nano Rubio. 

When you're ready, you and your crew will be led through an informal tasting of some serious scotch led by whisky expert Brian Summers, who formerly ran cocktail programs at Harvard & Stone, The Parish, and Library Bar.

Aside from Balvenie DoubleWood, you'll taste Caribbean Cask 14 Year (scotch that's finished in casks previously holding Caribbean rum), Single Barrel 15 Year, PortWood 21 Year, and the just-released DoubleWood 17 Year -- a new malt in the portfolio that's almost impossible to find in California.

Let alone at an abstract art event.

Rundown's Single Malt Smackdown
Wednesday, January 23
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City

Tickets: $35 here
Don't worry about arriving early: Tastings are ongoing over the course of the evening -- there's no official start time.
Nearby: Mandrake; Father's Office; The Mint

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