The Irish in Southern California: Lock-in Livestream

December 6, 2020

This Lock-in is a celebration of the Irish in Southern California. We all know that the Irish make their mark wherever they go and this week I was joined by 4 Irish guests all making their mark in the worlds of Irish whiskey, pubs and music in sun soaked California.

Donna Stewart is Brand Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W in Southern California who made a long overdue return visit to the Lock-in to chat whiskey with us.

Hannah Crowley is a singer/songwriter from Dublin, currently based in Los Angeles. From studying classical and jazz music, she now melds the sounds of yesterday and today to make a timeless mix of pop music that lives long on the memory.

Christy Caldwell is the Donegal man behind The Ordinarie, an American Restaurant and Bar in Long Beach, California who came to talk about running a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic and shared some stories of his time in the US.

Another Donegal man Kevin Kearns is the man behind The Auld Fella, an Irish bar and restaurant in Culver City, California with a fantastic Irish whiskey selection.

Of course we had the craic talking whiskey, music, pubs, pandemics and the life of an Irish person in California.

The whiskeys we discuss this week are:

– Tullamore D.E.W
– Dingle Single Malt Batch 5
– Teeling Blackpitts
– Special appearance of Redbreast 30 YO at the end of the night!

Whether you have the whiskeys above to sip on or not, perhaps you can find something special to bring to the replay of the Lock-in. Sit back and relax as we tell a few stories, share a few sips and maybe even sing a song….


Irish whiskeys sipped this week:

  • Tullamore D.E.W
  • Dingle Single Malt Batch 5
  • Teeling Blackpitts
  • Redbreast 30 YO




Join Barry Chandler, founder and host of Stories & Sips every Friday live on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Each week Barry opens up a few different Irish whiskeys and invites a guest or two to join for conversation and craic.

The Lock-in Livestream is a great chance to raise a glass to our health, one another and another week under our belt.

Irish whiskey brings people together. Each Friday 1000s of Irish whiskey fans come together in one place – the Lock-in Livestream. Mark your calendar for this weekly celebration of all things Irish whiskey.