Hosted by the LA Scotch Club, Peatin’ Meetin’ is the world’s largest festival celebrating peated whiskies. Known especially through Islay’s scotch, peated whisky is for known smoky, earthy, and medicinal flavors. The event attracts hundreds of peat fans from around the state and we are happy to have a new home this year at the Traxx Courtyard in Los Angeles’ Union Station.
Peat is boggy soil made from vegetation that has only partially decomposed over thousands of years, and the Scottish and Irish burn it in a same manner as coal. Peat’s unique smoke flavors the barley used to make the whiskies featured at Peatin’ Meetin’.
THE MAIN EVENT
Once again, this year hundreds of whisky lovers will experience the world’s widest selections of peated whiskies. In addition to whisky expressions poured by distillery representatives, the LA Scotch club sources rare bottles worldwide. To help with the summer heat, the mixologists at the other door will team up Ardbeg and Stark Spirits to create a delicious cocktail. Locally brewed peated beer also be on tap.
New this year will be Grillfellas BBQ, who will serve peat-smoked meats that are infused with peated whiskies. The peat will be provided by Sneaky Peat, who imports peat from Ireland that as been waiting 20,000 years for this event.
A Celtic/Punk rock outfit based in Los Angeles, the McNaughstys were brought into being from the roughneck bohemian streets of inner city Baltimore, Maryland in 2008. With the 2012 release of their first EP “Scraped Knuckles & Natty Bohs”, the boys cut their teeth in the gritty, east coast/New England punk-rock scene to great acclaim.
With an arsenal of over-powered punk riffs, laced with the primal influence of Celtic bagpipes, violin, and banjo, their high-energy live shows have proven to bring crowds together in musical enlightenment. This isn’t a band that can be narrowly tucked into a single genre; each member of the band brings experience from a wide range of musical backgrounds. From American folk to heavy metal, punk bands and military drills, this is a new musical evolution.
the major consensus is, if you aren’t moving around, or thoroughly blown away…check your pulse! Grab a pint, get a shot, and let the whiskey flow because when the McNaughstys are on stage… it’s always a rowdy time.
- unlimited peated whisky • Live music by the McNaughstys • Peated BBQ dinner (food-only options are available) • easy train access to Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego • An engraved Glencairn whisky glass • Peated cocktails and peated beer • Meet the Peat Monster • Furnished outdoor cigar lounge