07-23-2014 CFALA Whisky Tasting Social: "A Night of Irish Whisky"

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 (moved from May 21st)

Chairs: Shawn Tsai, CFA and Mike Treidl, CFA

A Social Committee Sponsored Event

Please join us for a "A Night of Irish Whisky" at Tom Bergin's Public House.  Hosted by whisky blogger and author, Rob Gard, and blogger, Aaron Krouse, this will be a wonderful evening of tasting some of the Emerald Isle's finest whisky while learning about them.  Good stories, good food, good drinks, good fun!

We have chosen 5 different whiskies from different 4 regions of Ireland for the tasting, and Tom Bergin's talented Chefs have paired each of the whiskies with a complementary dish for this event.


Aaron Krouse
Aaron Krouse is a relative newcomer to the Whisky world.  His "Whisky journey" began four years ago when he started hosting and running tastings for friends and family.  Shortly thereafter, he expanded his interests by becoming a founding member of the South Bay Whisky Tribe.  The Tribe's goal is to bring people together to have fun learning about whisky while raising money for charity.

Last year Aaron was invited to be a contributing writer for the widely read blog, It's Just the Booze Dancing.... He specializes in writing offbeat pieces about personalities in the whiskey industry as well as whisky-related events and festivals. Aaron sees Whisky as a social, connective force bringing people together for more than just a night of drinking. 

Rob Gard
One of the first to write about Whisky extensively, Rob Gard has been at it for 15 years.  Rob's writing is highly personal, weaving together all the goodness that whisky is with how whisky relates to us beyond simple reviews.  He's known as Whisky Guy Rob on his blog, throughout social media and in the Whisky World.

Rob took his storytelling to the next level with his 2013 book, "Distilling Rob - Manly Lies and Whisky Truths" where he explores the whisky making process as an analogy for the maturation of men.  This examination took him to Islay in Scotland where he lived for several months, working in the Bruichladdich distillery, talking to employees of all ages working through his own self-examination.  Rob has plenty of copies here, and we encourage you to purchase one tonight. 

Rob is an award winning television writer and producer, former LA newspaper editor, and former public affairs and political communications strategist.  Currently he spends his days at CicLAvia as the Director of Communications and Marketing getting all of us car drivers off the road for a few days of the year.

*This event is sold out - please email CFALA at info@cfala.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Registration Links - CFALA members only event
CFALA Members: $20.00(place cursor on amount for link)
Guest (of a CFALA member): $60.00 (place cursor on amount for link)

Date: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30 pm, whisky tasting and dinner

Location: Tom Bergin's Public House
840 S. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90036
(323) 936-7151

Dress Code: Business Casual

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.


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