Joining us for our kickoff event of 2018 is Dawes, an LA-born rock group whose sounds feels at once familiar and yet modern, eclectic, and uniquely their own. Their prowess has earned them the respect and favor of legends like Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, and Jackson Browne, all of whom they have opened for. Yet, their music is as much an homage to the past as it is to what music, and rock, can and will become.
Dawes is delightfully hard to define. They are a rock band, a folk band, an alternative band, but none of them exclusively. Their sounds and experimentation with music, and their dedication and discipline to the music, define their genre-bending music that is perhaps the best of all worlds of music. Their newest album, We’re All Gonna Die, saw Dawes with longtime friend and Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills at the helm. Mills guided Dawes into much deeper waters, crafting a record that is much more bass-heavy and keyboard-centric than any of their others, recalling some of the sonic explosions that Kanye West and Bon Iver have set off on their recent albums.
You’ll discover and taste some of the world’s most notable whiskies including California’s finest. Tastings, including some cocktails, are led by expert brand ambassadors and distillery representatives.
Aberlour • Ardbeg • Bird Dog • Bruichladdich • Bulleit Bourbon • Calumet Bourbon • Clyde May’s • Compass Box • Crown Royal • Dewar’s • Four Roses • Glenmorangie • Guinness • Highland Park • Johnnie Walker • Limousine Rye • Powers Irish Whisky • Q Drinks • Red Breast • Russell’s Reserve • The Sexton • Scotch Malt Whisky Society • Teeling Whiskey • The Singleton • Westland • WhistlePig • Wild Turkey • Wyoming Whiskey • And More…
The WhiskyX has partnered with some of LA’s favorite chefs, to bring you a next-level culinary experience that is just as impressive as our selection of whiskies. Complimentary culinary samples from each chef available for VIP Ticket Holders.
Barrel & Ashes
And more to be announced…
The WhiskyX will feature some of LA’s best food trucks, with food available for purchase throughout the evening. Confirmed food trucks are listed below:
Baby’s Badass Burgers
Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen
Street Kitchen LA
The Taco Cartel
White Rabbit Truck
Food Trucks Curated by Roaming Hunger
Taste some whisky-inspired treats. Be pampered and get a haircut with men’s barber club Blind Barber. Discover Q Drinks our craft mixer partner who makes mixers as great as our whiskies. Visit The WhiskyX Cigar Lounge to learn about pairing whisky with featured cigars. Learn more about how you can get a safe ride to and from The WhiskyX with our special discount, and anywhere around LA anytime, with Lyft.
The Barker Hangar plays host to some of the most exclusive events in Southern California. It is located in Santa Monica, California on the South side of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO). The venue is a unique space where clients are limited only by their imagination.
The historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport is known as one of Southern California’s premier venues for charity, corporate and private events as well as video and film shoots. With its dramatic 43 foot high ceiling, the 35,000 square foot hangar is one of the biggest and most versatile venues in Los Angeles.
Parking for The WhiskyX will be available on-site at Barker Hangar at a cost of $20 per vehicle. Advance Parking Passes can be purchased on Eventbrite for $10. Click Buy Tickets and select WhiskyX LA Parking Pass.