Scotch Cocktail Seminar

October 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Three Clubs (The) - Los Angeles
1123 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
$40 advance; $50 at door; SoFAB and MOTAC Members $35
Phillip M. Dobard

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 1, 2014– The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) presents “Cocktails for Peat’s Sake! Scotching the Single-Malt Taboo,” the next edition of Touring the Cocktail: MOTAC Los Angeles.

Join The Museum of the American Cocktail and cocktail expert Michael J. Neff for an exploration of the ways in which single malt whisky can elevate mixed drinks. Classic and modern ideas will be evaluated and sampled under the direction of Michael Neff, playwright and author who opened the famous Ward III and Rum House in New York. Mr. Neff’s cocktails have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and we are pleased that he will serve as both presenter and drinkmaster.

The Three Clubs, a classic 1950s cocktail lounge and one of Hollywood’s secret delights, will host and serve a light dinner as well as gourmet chocolates.

SoFAB-MOTAC membership is available to all at


Michael J. Neff
Michael is a bartender, mixologist, entrepreneur and spirits professional with twenty years behind the stick. He created and curated the spirits menu at Ward III in New York, which was named by GQ Magazine as one of the best places to drink whiskey in America. He has written and lectured around the country about spirits and cocktails, and has been featured in publications as diverse as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Paper Magazine and Esquire Korea. Mr. Neff has consulted with spirits brands from around the world, and currently serves on the advisory board for Avua Cachaca, the ï¬rst artisanal cachaca in America. He is also spearheading ï¬ve distinct bars and programs at the storied Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles.


The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), a division of the nonprofit SoFAB Institute, celebrates a singular cultural icon and develops its craft, field, and market through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Founded by craft cocktail pioneer Dale DeGroff and a group of cocktail authorities and historians, MOTAC advances the profession and expands consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Though well-known for its New Orleans collection, reopening to the public September 2014 in a new building, MOTAC presents both consumer-focused and trade-oriented programs in Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. MOTAC also works to boost career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage greater participation by women and others under-represented in the field.

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Philip M. Dobard, Vice President
SoFAB Institute, Home of The Museum of the American Cocktail
New Orleans & Los Angeles
M 504.251.4739
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