Whisky School

Whisky School Featured

The Victoria Highland Games Association is once again pleased to present “The Whisky Tasting School” on May 20th, 21st, & 22nd 2017 at the 154rd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival at Topaz Park.

All sessions will feature single malt whiskies presented by ambassadors representing a variety of Scotch & American whiskies.

The registration fee is $35 (Monday sessions $45) and includes a one-day field entry (value $15). Whisky School guests are also able to purchase an engraved Victoria Highland Games Glencairn whisky nosing glass for $15 (one per guest per class).

Guests must be aged 19 years or older to attend!

Each session has limited seating; in previous years all sessions have sold out prior to the Games so don’t be late in registering!

Details of the 8 sessions are as follows:


(WS1)
Saturday May 20th 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Whiskies of the World
SOLD OUTPrice $35 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Roberto Roberti & Fountana Beverage

Join Roberto Roberti on a tasting of whiskies from around the world, highlighting classic regions as well as some “off the beaten path”. This around-the-world flight will showcase the wide array of possibilities employed by global whisky producers.


(WS2)
Saturday May 20th 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Tullibardine/Kilchoman
SOLD OUTPrice $35 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Roberto Roberti & Fountana Beverage

Classic Highland malts meet the newest offerings from Islay in this sampling of whiskies from Tullibardine and Kilchoman. Roberto Roberti will lead you through a tasting of whiskies from both distilleries, and will preview a dram brand new to BC.


(WS3)
Saturday May 20th 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Amrut/Kavalan
SOLD OUTPrice $35 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Roberto Roberti & Fountana Beverage

Climate has an effect on the production and ageing of whisky. Roberto Roberti will guide you through a tasting featuring premiere whiskies produced in distinctly warmer regions of the globe.


(WS4)
Sunday May 21st 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Regions of Scotland, The Beautiful Myth
SOLD OUTPrice $35 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Andrew Campbell Walls & Macaloney Distillers

A discussion of the regions of Scotland and their flavour profiles. Leading into the prevalent myth of terroir and the reality that still shape and production methods are more important that water source and terroir.


(WS5)
Sunday May 21st 1:45 – 2:45 PM

The Douglas Laing Scottish Regional Malt Collection
SOLD OUTPrice $35 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Stacy Kyle of Rare Drams

Remarkable Regional Malts; Containing some of the very best Single Malts from their respective regions, Timorous Beastie from the Highlands, Scallywag from Speyside, Rock Oyster from the Islands and Big Peat from Islay, Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts deliver the Ultimate Distillation of Scotland’s Malt Whisky regions


(WS6)
Sunday May 21st 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Nature vs. Nurture, the Oak Masterclass
SOLD OUTPrice $35 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Andrew Campbell Walls & Macaloney Distillers

With 50-70% of a whiskies flavour profile coming from the cask it is matured in, it is important to understand the differences between oak types and fill types.


(WS7)

Monday May 22nd 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Whisky and Local Food Pairing
SOLD OUTPrice: $45.00 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Bill Jones

Join Deerholme Farm owner, Cookbook Author and Celebrity Chef, Bill Jones as he guides you through a sensory journey pairing single malt whiskies with delectable local food choices. Bill will lead you through a variety of local food choices paired with outstanding whiskies. For more information on Bill, visit www.deerholme.com.


(WS8)
Monday May 22nd 2:45PM – 3:45 PM

Whisky and Local Charcuterie Pairing
SOLD OUTPrice: $45.00 – 45 attendees. Buy Now! SOLD OUT
with Corey Pelan.

New to the whisky school this year, join The Whole Beast Owner Corey Pelan as he leads you through a selection of local made charcuterie paired with outstanding single malt whiskies. For more information on Corey and The Whole Beast, visit www.thewholebeast.ca.


May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016