The Victoria Whisky Festival 2014 Ancillary Events – Whisky News


Tomatin Distillery Manager Graham Eunson will be holding a tasting at the University Club of Victoria on January 10th, 2014 commencing at 5PM. Please contact Perry Brewer for tickets (sold out)


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Richard Paterson will be holding a book and bottle signing at the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch FORT STREET LOCATION (1960 Foul Bay Rd,  Victoria, V8R 5A7) (250) 952-4220) from 4 to 6PM on Thursday 16th January


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The Great Whisky Debate from 1 – 3 pm. January 17th at the Little Jumbo. John Cashman, Simon Brooking, Matt Jones and Davin de Kergommeaux will going head to head for their spirits superiority. “Witness an unprecedented group of Ambassadors as they go head-to-head for spirits superiority. Learn about the rich heritage and sample whiskey from around the world while YOU determine one and for all, the world’s best whisky.” Contact Michele Tucker for further details.



Who:      IAIN McCALLUM, Global Master of Malts, Morrison Bowmore Distillers, Glasgow, Scotland

What:     DRAM Academy Scotch Tasting & Hors d’ Oeuvres

When:    Friday, January 17th, 2014 @ 3PM

Where:   CANOE BREW PUB 450 Swift Street, Victoria BC  PH: 250-361-1940

Cost:                   $25.00 – 6 fine single malts, a cocktail & hors d’ oeuvres!

Reservations:     RSVP to

Tickets: Can be purchased at Cascadia Uptown, Open 9am – 11pm daily, 101-3671 Uptown Boulevard (in the square, across from Walmart), Victoria BC  PH: 778.265.6265

Iain McCallum, 2013 Ambassador of the Year (Whisky Magazine)

“Blossoming in his role away from the lab, Iain represents a new breed of ambassador who manages to mix a mastery of hard-core technical knowledge with a rare passion for the fun aspect of whisky. Iain started in 1992 as a trainee Lab Technician at Morrison Bowmore. After that he trained as a Distillery Manager. In 2000, he returned to the lab at the head office to train as Group Senior Blender. In April 2011, he joined the sales and marketing team as Global Master of Malts, taking the Morrison Bowmore message, and his love and enthusiasm for whisky, across the world.” Whisky Magazine 

Menu: Auchentoshan, Bowmore & McClellands Malts + Hors d’ Oeuvres

Welcoming ‘Signature Canoe” Cocktail with BOWMORE LEGEND Single Malt 

1) McClellands Speyside.

2) McClellands Highland

3) Auchentoshan Classic

4) Auchentoshan Valinch

5) Bowmore 12YO

6) Bowmore Darkest 

 Hors d’ Oeuvres:  Chef will pair hors d’ oeuvres with our whiskies


John Cashman, Ambassador for Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey is hosting an Irish Whisky Dinner on Thursday, January 16th 2014 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel; contact Michele Tucker for further details.


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Glenfarclas Distillery Ambassador George Grant will be holding a tasting at the University Club of Victoria on January 19th, 2014 commencing at 11:30-1:00PM. Please contact Perry Brewer for tickets SOLD OUT!

Please note that the events listed on this page are not part of the Victoria Whisky Festival but includes brands and presenters that are in town for the Festival. 


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