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Whisky Live: They Came, They Sipped, They Went Home Bleary-Eyed

Last night's Whisky Live tasting in Santa Monica was a rather buttoned-up affair in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - at least for the first hour. Tastings were politely dolled-out in exchange for drink tickets all night (a sort of grown up carnival ride system), thus cleverly keeping the tossing-back to a minimum.

A photo summary for your Red Eye morning cocktail pleasure follows. Live bagpipes not included.

Yes, There Really Was Beer

Yes, There Really Was Beer

Irish Whisky?

Irish Whisky?

Or Scotch?

Or Scotch?

Patina Crab Cakes

Patina Crab Cakes

Not Recommended for the Superstitious

Not Recommended for the Superstitious

Salmon Tuilles

Salmon Tuilles

Whisky cocktails

Whisky cocktails

The Blue Cheese is For the Beer

The Blue Cheese is For the Beer