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There's A Whiskey Festival Heading To The La Brea Tar Pits Next Week

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Get ready to sip some quality bourbon and Scotch while enjoying food and live music at a new whiskey festival next week.

On Thursday, February 18, Los Angeles Magazine will host its first-ever Whiskey Festival at the La Brea Tar Pits. The event will give you the chance to sample pours from the world's top distilleries, meet master distillers and learn new whiskey cocktail recipes, all while surrounded by some animals that have also been aged for a long time.

There will also be food, live music and other "unique experiences" to enhance your whiskey-fueled experience, though the specifics haven't yet been released.

Participating distillers span the globe, and include peaty Scotch whisky favorites like Ardbeg and Bruichladdich, as well as Balvenie and Glenmorangie. Stateside bourbon and rye offerings will come from places like Michter’s, Four Roses, Old Forester, Bulleit and more. Japanese whiskey maker Kikori will also join the party, along with plenty of others.

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The event will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and while the $75 ticket may sound steep at first, it includes all food and beverages. Better call an Uber.

Tickets and more info can be found here.