The Victoria Highland Games Association is once again pleased to present “The Whisky Tasting School” on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2016 at the 153rd 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 for each session is $35 (Monday noon session $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! Download the registration form here.
Here are the details of the three sessions taking place on Saturday 21st:
12:00 – 1:00 pm The Glenlivet “The single malt that started it all” with Keith Trusler
Created by George Smith in 1824, The Glenlivet is the original single malt Scotch whisky that sets the standard for style and quality. It is renowned for its smooth and fruity flavour profile. Today, The Glenlivet is the world’s No.1 single malt Scotch whisky. The Glenlivet, since founding in 1824, has operated almost continuously since and is the only distillery with the unchallengeable right to be called The Glenlivet. This Tasting led by Ambassador Keith Trusler will showcase the heritage of “the single malt that started it all.”
1:45 – 2:45 pm Glenfarclas with Gavin Cameron
The Glenfarclas Distillery is renowned for producing Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky in the traditional Speyside style, with a heavy Sherry influence. They produce a wide range of expressions and Gavin will entertain and delight with the Glenfarclas.
3:30 – 4:30 pm Bourbon 101 with Matt Jones
All Bourbon is Whiskey, but not all Whiskey is Bourbon! “Americas Native Spirit” was born out of the Frontier over 2 centuries ago, learn what makes it unique from all other North American Whiskies from the charring of the new oak barrels to the grains used to the folks that craft it!