As you may recall, I gleefully reported in February that WhiskyLive, the Whisky Magazine sponsored tasting conference, was planning to come to Los Angeles in October.
Well, unceremoniously and without explanation, the Los Angeles event has been dropped from the WhiskyLive calendar. I emailed the good people at Whisky Magazine to inquire but received no response. However, they announced on one of the Magazine's forums that they had a problem with the venue and will try again for next year.
It looks like the second biggest city in the US will again lose out on a major whiskey event.
I will shed a solitary tear into my Lagavulin and hope for better things in 2009.