Saddle Peak Lodge.
It looks like the kind of place you'd enjoy lingering over a dram of rare whiskey for the evening.
So wait until you get a load of the actual place they've designated for that heroic pastime.
It's the Double Barrel Room, a clever transformation of the historic restaurant's attic into a whisk(e)y mecca strapped with its own mountain-side patio, opening next Friday. She's a real beauty.
Malibu and Calabasas have forever required an enchanting hideaway for sunset dates and evening nightcaps that don't involve aging industry titans boogieing into the witching hours with their shirts half-on, pre-PCH bust. This is that. And vastly much more than just that.
It's a jewel box crowning the notable restaurant with an ancient Scottish chess set, leather loungers, big-cat pelts and over 350 whiskeys from all over, including its share of unicorns, exclusives and lost distilleries. Oh, and one damn magical patio under an open sky encircled by mountain views. Odds are not low that you may see a deer. Not only the stuffed kind.
It's also a place where you can become a member, then buy and store insane bottles at sane prices. To have a Seven Grand vet lead you through blind tastings from his whiskey cart. A place to pair your snifter of Indian single-malt or a Manhattan with the bourbon-glazed mint julep pork belly from chef Adam Horton's whiskey-spiked menu.
We'd pinch you if email had fingers.