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The Macallan 57 + W + NOTCOT Party- 01.28.10

macallanmain.jpg Wow. This has definitely been a whirlwind of a week or so, and a very Macallan filled month! A week and a half ago, i thought tasting the 50 and 52 year old Macallan were the oldest my lips may ever touch, but little did i know that this week i’d be sipping the 57 yr old Macallan! Tuesday night was a NOTCOT first. I’ve never played host at a party before! But when Macallan and the W Los Angeles approached me to co-host a party with Julie Wolfson, saying they’d take care of the details, we just had to invite some friends to come indulge with us, how could i say no? Despite the rainy night (which cleared up mid way through the party so we finally got to sneak outside and enjoy the brisk night air, curl up by the fireplace, and smoke cigars while sipping Macallan into the night), we had a great turn out. And as you know, Macallan loves twitter (in fact, our other co-host, The Macallan West Coast Ambassador, Eden Algie ~ just joined twitter, please follow him and message him to convince him to let us throw another LA party!)… so once again live tweeting was up on the screen during the party, and people were tweeting up quite a storm with #macallan (you can see my favorites on the next page!)… one of the highlights of the night was definitely getting to taste the 57 year Macallan in a Lalique crystal decanter… take a peek at the festivities, as well as some of the great coverage and photography to emerge from the event so far!

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In addition to having your Macallan neat or on an ice ball ~ you could have it mixed with Fever Tree’s Ginger Beer ~ i do love mine neat, but i tried a sip, and it was refreshing and sweet… party4.jpg

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As the rain finally eased up ~ people started to slip outside by the fireplace to smoke cigars and enjoy the crisp night sky… party8.jpg

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I love the way the W Los Angeles suites have this bottom lit shelf behind the couch - so perfect for bottles… glowing.jpg

During the party as well the last few Macallan events ~ we had a live twitter stream going, where people could use #macallan to appear… it was a lively bunch this time! So many fun tweets, especially describing how the 57 tasted/smelled! Instead of name tags, we grabbed a few gold seals for people to scribble their twitter handles on if they wanted! Here’s julie’s ~ macpartytweets0.jpg

Tweets live up on the big tv! macpartytweets01.jpg

Some of my favorite tweets of the night… macpartytweets1.jpg

Photographer Lou Mora took some stunning shots of the goods… loumora1.jpg

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My favorite story of the night… Gregory Han (Editor of Apartment Therapy LA and Unplggd) ~ doesn’t drink! but earlier that night he tweeted that he’d take a sip of the Macallan 57. Of course he won. And he did sip! Luckily his better half, Emily (writer for The Kitchn) ~ is a scotch lover! So he sipped, and she got to savor the rest! Love his story here at TypeFiend macparty0.jpg

Linhchi Tang (who you know as Shade Elaine and editor of NotCouture) ~ has this lovely pic up on her blog… macparty1.jpg

Lovely write up over at Splendoramacparty2.jpg

And another fun write up from LA Drinks blogger,Caroline on Crack. macparty3.jpg

Just to remember it ~ here are the invites emailed out ~ i got silly and just wrote a note on my desk… invite1.jpg

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3 Notes

ah!! I’m so jealous! I love Scotch….

----- Stephanie 17.02.10 18:11

I am very jealous of this opportunity.
But I hope the 57 went nowhere near any ice…
If you happen to have a few spare bottle send them my way pls!

----- Tom Q 01.02.10 07:35

Everything looks absolutely fabulous. epic jealousy.

----- dirtynap/John W 29.01.10 14:40

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