Sip Top Shelf Whisky And Hear Poetry At A Secret, Historic Home

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Ah, yes, whisky and poetry (Photo by Britt Keller via Facebook)

Find out how much better poetry sounds after sipping quality whisky at a special event in a cool, private home next week.

To celebrate their 3rd anniversary, the Whisky and Poetry Salon will host a party on Friday, November 20, where guests will sample and learn about whisky, enjoy light bites, hear esteemed poets read and tour a beautiful, historic home in Highland Park. The evening will feature readings from Luis J. Rodriguez, 2014 Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, along with three young adult poets from the GetLit-Words Ignite organization. And because whisky and poetry should be enjoyed in a cool location, the event will be hosted at an undisclosed, historic home, which guests will have a chance to tour.

The Whisky and Poetry Salon has been hosting events every two months since 2012, though this anniversary party is expected to be particularly special. The salons were started by Kim Ohanneson and Karolyn Kiisel of Literary Libations, and Johnnie "theScot" Mundell, "ambassador" for Beam-Suntory. At the bimonthly events, guests get to taste whiskies—past distilleries have included Laphroaig from Scotland and Hibiki from Japan—while getting a little tutorial on tasting, history and more.

And while this anniversary event will feature special readings from invited poets, at the regular salons, guests are invited to participate by reading a poem—original or not—to the group (with the help of a bit of liquid courage). So, this time you won't have to read, and can just enjoy the whisky and hear others read. There are usually some tasty bites to eat as well, and the events are typically held at beautiful, candlelit locations.

Tickets for the third anniversary of The Whisky and Poetry Salon can be purchased here. The events typically sell out and tickets must be bought in advance.