@ Copyright 2016 Winnipeg Whisky Festival
Join us at the 4th annual Winnipeg Whisky Festival
in support of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
Over 130 products will be featured including Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Tennessee,
Welsh and Canadian Whiskies along with some Cognac, Rum and Tequila.
You’ll also enjoy an all-evening gourmet buffet with a diverse selection of cuisine
and attendees receive a souvenir Glencairn Whisky Glass and a taxi voucher for
a safe ride home.
What a great show, in fact, what a great three days. A good selection
of whisky and fine spirits and far and away the best food I've seen
at a Canadian whisky show.
Davin de Kergommeaux
Whisky author, judge and founder
of the Canadian Whisky Awards
VIP Registration: 5:45pm
Starts: 6:00pm – 9:30pm
$ 315 each OR 10 for $ 2,992.
VIP ticket holders will be admitted to a sampling seminar hosted by a Master
Distiller or Brand Ambassador at 6:00pm and have early access into the tasting
room after the seminar.
7:30 – 9:30pm
$ 210 each OR 10 for $ 1,995.
“a great evening of fine spirits and fantastic food, in support of our
– Fred Preun, Vice President
The Main Event is now
Thank you for your support.
Ancillary Event tickets available
while supplies last.
2016 PRODUCT LIST
Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey
Stillhouse American Whiskey
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
Booker’s Bourbon Whiskey
Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
Lepanto Solera Gran Reserva Brandy de Jerez (Spain)
Vecchia Romagna Brandy (Italy)
Vecchia Romagna Reserva 10 Year Old Brandy (Italy)
CANADIAN WHISKY (Canada)
Alberta Premium Dark Horse Canadian Whisky
Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky
Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old
Collingwood Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal Green Apple Canadian Whisky
Crown Royal Limited Edition Whisky
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky
Crown Royal XO Canadian Whisky
Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky
Forty Creek Confederation Oak Canadian Whisky
Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve Canadian Whisky
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve Canadian Whisky
Forty Creek Cream Liquor
Forty Creek Spike Honey Spiced Whisky
J.P. Wiser’s Double Still Rye Canadian Whisky
J.P. Wiser’s Hopped Canadian Whisky
Lot 40 Single Copper Pot Canadian Whisky
Pike Creek Double Barrel Canadian Whisky
Stalk & Barrel 100% Rye Whisky
Stalk & Barrel Single Malt Whisky
White Owl Spiced Whisky
White Owl Whisky
TINCUP Colorado Whiskey
Courvoisier 12 Year Old Cognac
Courvoisier XO Cognac
Gautier VS Cognac
Hine Rare VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac
Martell VSOP Cognac
Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal Cognac
Remy Martin VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac
IRISH WHISKEY (Ireland)
Bushmills 10 Year Old single Malt Irish Whiskey
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey
Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
Jameson 18 Year Old Irish Whiskey
Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
Don Q Anejo Rum (Puerto Rico)
Gosling’s Black Seal Dark Rum (Bermuda)
Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum (Bermuda)
Havana Club Anejo Reserva Rum (Cuba)
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old Highland Scotch
AnCnoc 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Ardbeg Uigeadail Single Malt Scotch
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch
Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Scotch
Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Bowmore Darkest 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Bowmore Small Batch Islay Single Malt Scotch
Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Single Malt Scotch
Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scott Barley Single Malt Scotch
SCOTCH (Scotland) – Continued
Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Finlaggan Old Reserve Islay Single Malt Scotch
Glen Scotia 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Glen Scotia Double Cask Single Malt Scotch
GlenDronach 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
GlenDronach 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
GlenDronach 18 Year Old Marsala Single Malt Scotch
GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament Single Malt Scotch
Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Rich Oak Single Malt Scotch
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Single Malt Scotch
Glenglassaugh Revival Single Malt Scotch
Glenglassaugh Torfa Single Malt Scotch
Glenmorangie LaSanta Single Malt Scotch
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or Single Malt Scotch
Glenmorangie Original Single Malt Scotch
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban Single Malt Scotch
Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Highland Park 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Highland Park Dark Origins Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Arran Amarone Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch
Isle of Jura 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch
Jura Brooklyn Single Malt Scotch
Jura Diurach’s Own 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Jura Prophecy Single Malt Scotch
Jura Superstition Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig Cairdeas Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch
Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Old Pulteney 17 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Old Pulteney Stroma Malt Whisky Liqueur
Royal Brackla 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Talisker 10 Year Old Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch
The Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood Single Malt Scotch
The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask Single Malt Scotch
The Glen Deveron 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
The Glen Deveron 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
The Glenlevit Single Cask Edition Delnabo Single Malt Scotch
The Glenlevit Founders Reserve Single Malt Scotch
The Ileach Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch
The Macallan Amber Single Malt Scotch
The Macallan Ruby Single Malt Scotch
The Macallan Sienna Single Malt Scotch
Tomatin 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch
Tomatin 14 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch
Tullibardine 225 Single Malt Scotch
Tullibardine Sovereign Single Malt Scotch
Usquaebach Old-Rare Scotch
Usquaebach The Reserve Scotch
Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Masters Series #3 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Old No 7 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila
Patron Anejo Tequila
Patron Gran Burdeos Tequila
Patron Incendio Tequila
Patron Reposado Tequila
Patron Silver Tequila
WELSH WHISKY (Wales)
Penderyn Legend Single Malt Welsh Whisky
Penderyn Myth Single Malt Welsh Whisky
2016 ALL-EVENING GOURMET BUFFET MENU
HAND PASSED CHEFS HORS D'OEUVRES
International and Domestic Premium Cheeses
Blue Cheese with Saskatoon Compote
Gruyere with Anise infused wild Honey
Cheddar with Apricot Mustard
Variety of Crackers, Breadsticks and Artisan Bread
SEAFOOD & RAW BAR
Lemon Grass Poached Prawns, Cocktail Sauce, Horseradish Cream
Tuna & Salmon Crudo with Wakami Salad
Assorted Sushi Rolls with Wasabi, Soya Sauce and Pickled Ginger
Pommary Mustard Crusted Manitoba Pork Loin **carved in room**
Herb & Black Pepper Crusted Beef Strip Loin **carved in room**
Assorted Mini Rolls, Horseradish Jus, Assorted Mustards,
Horseradish Aoili, Crispy Onions and Pickles
ASIAN NOODLE BOX CHEF ATTENDED STATION
General Tso Chicken & Chili Spiked Ginger Beef
Stir Fried Bean Sprouts and Soya Chow Mein Noodles
Crispy Shallots, Crushed Cashews, Scallions, Chili Sauce,
House Pickled Peppers, Kimchi, Won Ton Crisps
Assorted Handmade Dim Sum and Pot Stickers
Crispy Potato and Sweet Potato Fries, BBQ Pulled Pork, Bean Less Chili,
Shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions,
Tomatoes, Guacamole and Caramelized Onions
Village Salad with Feta
Warm Pita Points with Tzatziki and Roasted Garlic Hummus
Warm Whisky Bread Pudding
Toffee Sauce, Bourbon Anglaise
The Winnipeg Whisky Festival would like to thank
the following sponsors for their support.
Wonderful array of whiskies from around the world, with Distillery Experts conveying key points of differentiation to Whisk[e]y Enthusiasts. Being able to bring forward the Craft in making my whiskies, I now have many new customers. Keep up the great work Winnipeg … you have set the template for many others to follow!!!
Master Ambassador Canadian
Whisky, Beam Suntory
EAT LOCAL; DRINK GLOBAL: SCOTCH
This memorable evening will be an elegant five course dinner prepared by Fairmont Winnipeg's Executive Chef Eraj Jayawickreme. To accompany this fine cuisine will be six Scotch Whiskies
from Auchentoshan, The Macallan, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Highland Park and Glen Garioch.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Black Grouse Cocktail Reception 6 PM, Dinner 6:30pm
WHERE: The Velvet Glove – The Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place
TICKETS: $115 each
Tickets available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 204-985-6247
Join Canadian Whisky and Cuban Rum gurus Dave Mitton and Donnie Wheeler in an experiential evening of exquisite spirits. This fun and educational classroom seminar will
be held in the heart of downtown at the Delta Winnipeg in the warmth and comfort of
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7 - 9 PM
WHERE: Delta Winnipeg – Blaze Bistro, 350 St Mary Avenue
TICKETS: $35 each
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Matt Jones - Beam Suntory Whisky Ambassador and Bourbon Specialist will be your host at Winnipeg's coolest new craft cocktail and small plates bar, The Roost Social House. Learn the
art of the cocktail and food pairing in this intimate surrounding.
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Roost Social House, 651 Corydon Avenue
TICKETS: $50 each
Tickets available by emailing email@example.com
or call 204-414-9313
Join Beam Suntory Luxury Ambassador Marcio Ramos on a special night exploring three
iconic Scotch Whisky Distilleries and a world famous Cognac House. Featuring Bowmore, Auchentoshan, Laphroaig, and Courvoisier!
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7 - 9 PM
WHERE: Grant Park Liquor Mart Education Centre, 1120 Grant Ave
TICKETS: $40 each
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
CRAFT AND STAG
Beth Havers – Whisky Portfolio Specialist for PMA / William Grant & Sons is your host guiding
you through an impressive selection of The Balvenie and Glenfiddich Scotch Whiskies.
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7 - 9 PM
WHERE: Madison Square Liquor Mart Education Centre, 1600 Ness Ave.
TICKETS: $40 each
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
The Winnipeg Whisky Festival welcomes the following Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors.
CLICK on each name for more information.
Brand Ambassador for Canadian Club
Tish is responsible for managing the Canadian Club Brand Center in Walkerville, Ontario, Canada. In March 2014 she accepted two awards in London, England for 2013 and 2014 Whisky Center Manager of the Year from the prestigious Icons of Whisky Association. In addition to educating key global Canadian Club salespeople and distributors at the brand center, known as “The C.C. Walkerville Experience”, Tish attends whisky shows throughout Canada and the U.S. to present Canadian Club Whisky and to share her love of the portfolio. With more than 27 years of experience representing Canadian Club, she also plays a vital role as a key member of the Global Canadian Club marketing team.
In 2013 Tish developed a new program for women who are interested in knowing more or discovering whisky for the first time. Since the inception of the C.C. Women & Whisky group two years ago, she has traveled the world sharing her knowledge of whisky to women through presentations and whisky tastings. Today 45% of the whisky consumers are female and this number is rapidly growing.
Tish takes great pride in sharing Canadian Club’s historical facts with key sales people, distributors and the general public. She continues to uncover interesting nuggets by sifting through archival materials and exploring the nooks and crannies of the brand center, formerly Hiram Walker’s home. By sharing stories about Walker and his sons, the whisky’s origins and expansion, how it was smuggled during prohibition, and the company’s impact on the local community, Tish hopes to provide those instrumental in Canadian Club’s success with a deeper appreciation for the brand.
Meet Tish at a VIP MASTERCLASS or in the Festival TASTING ROOM.
Whisky Portfolio Specialist – William Grant and Sons
Elizabeth (Beth) is resident Whisky Specialist for PMA/William Grant & Sons. Beth’s mission is to champion trade education and advocacy for all William Grant & Sons Whisky products and to position William Grant & Sons as a world leader in whisky. Beth first fell in love with Whisky while living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Since then she has spent the past 10 years working in the Beverage Alcohol Industry, increasing her knowledge and passion in all things Whisky. Beth has spent time working in Dufftown, in the Scottish Highlands at both the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries and tries to return to Scotland as often as she can. Prior to joining the William Grant & Sons team, Beth most recently held sales, marketing and brand specialist positions at Diageo. She is a graduate of The University of Guelph and has completed her Wine and Spirits Education through The International Sommelier Guild.
Bartender, Mixologist and Whisky Ambassador
Classically trained mixologist and performance bartender, Matt Jones has a wealth of experience in the alcohol beverage industry – over 13 years of experience in various roles including instructor, foodservice and hospitality consultant, public speaker and media spokesperson. The role that is his favourite is that of Whisky Ambassador, tapping into his love of whisk(e)y. His passion for Canadian, Scotch, Irish and American whiskies is evident in his knowledge of the products. Since 2010 he has been Beam Inc. Canada’s whisk(e)y ambassador for brands such as Cooley, Canadian Club, Alberta Distillers, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark.
North American Brand Ambassador for Usquaebach Scotch Whisky
Having worked all facets of the restaurant industry prior to moving into beverage distribution, Ryan Judson brings a unique enthusiasm and unmatched talent for delivery in his impassioned representation of Usquaebach Scotch Whisky - a coveted brand of artisanally produced blended Highland Scotch. After years spent working as a salesperson for an internationally acclaimed wine and spirits importer in the New York market, Ryan began to focus his energies on Scotch whisky and quickly became a staunch advocate for the blended category. Ryan conveys a deep understanding of the history of Scotch while educating consumers about the art form that is small-production blended Scotch whisky.
Global Canadian Whisky Ambassador Corby Spirit & Wine
Been working behind the wood since 1997.
Co-Owner of The Harbord Room, and THR & Co. in Toronto.
Inaugural President of The Canadian Professional Bartenders Association, Ontario Chapter.
Traveling throughout Canada, America and hopefully the rest of the world spreading Canadian whisky love.
Beam Suntory Luxury Ambassador
Marcio comes with over 14 years of industry experience. He started his career in Europe as a bartender and worked in establishments like Sands Beach resort in Lanzarote, Spain, Moat House hotels in Chester, England and the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel in Lisbon Portugal. Marcio then became the Beverage Manager at the Tivoli Hotel is Lisbon where he helped launch the terrace SKY bar.
In 2010, Marcio became the Brand Ambassador for the Barcardi Martini luxury portfolio and represented brands like Bacardi Rum, Martini Vermouth, Eristoff Vodka, William Lawson's Scotch Whisky, Dewar's, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Grey Goose Vodka, James Martin's Scotch Whisky, GlenMorangie Single Malt, Hennessy Cognac, Moet & Chandon and Don Pérignon.
Marcio moved to Canada in 2014 and has since been teaching diving.
Since October 2015 Marcio is representing the Beam Suntory Luxury portfolio in Canada which includes Bowmore, Laphroaig, Auchentoshan, Glen Garioch and Courvoisier.
Scotch Brand Ambassador
Keith has been tending bar for the past 13 years in Vancouver. The last six of which he spent running the bar program at Blue Water Cafe, one of Canada’s finest restaurants, carrying an impressive selection of whiskies. From there his love of spirits, fine food and wine flourished.
Keith is passionate about single malt whisky, particularly those from the Speyside region. This wild and remote area is home to The Glenlivet® distillery. The distillery sits approximately 900 feet above sea level in the shadow of The Cairngorm Mountain Region. This location, with its temperate climate and pristine water, is ideal for producing and maturing whisky. The story of this distillery and its founder George Smith is as unique and rich with intrigue as the whiskies themselves. The Glenlivet range of whiskies vary from delicate and welcoming to bold, complex and intensely flavoured, ideal for pairing with great food and great company.
Keith is a skilled amateur chef and whisky connoisseur with many years of restaurant experience, both in the kitchen and behind the bar. He loves to shop the market for the best possible ingredients to create an evening of epic cuisine to accompany an epic single malt – The Glenlivet!
Diageo Canada Reserve Spirit Consultant
Born and raised in Vancouver, Joel began his career over 15 years ago in the kitchen but moved to the front of house and found a natural attraction to bartending. Joel has competed in over 40 mixology competitions and taught at one of Canada’s largest hospitality institutes, training over six thousand students.
In his current role as a Reserve Spirit Consultant, Joel travels the country working with restaurants and bars to educate them on the Diageo Reserve Portfolio. He is excited to have a role in developing the bartending community to build a stronger, inclusive environment where education and product quality ultimately elevate the service industry.
Meet Joel at a VIP MASTERCLASS or in the Festival TASTING ROOM.
Brand Ambassador, Western Canada – The Macallan, Highland Park
and The Famous Grouse
For years Dan had imbibed on fine wines until a longtime friend introduced him to scotch whisky and effectively converted his grape biased palette to appreciate the nuances of fine hand-crafted scotch. Dan fell madly in love with The Macallan, Highland Park and Famous Grouse – brands known across the globe for their heritage, quality and unrivalled approach to whisky making. When the opportunity arose to represent his favourite scotch portfolio in Western Canada, Dan jumped at the chance and was willing to move across the country from Toronto to Vancouver to fulfill his duty as Brand Ambassador.
Meet Dan at a VIP MASTERCLASS or in the Festival TASTING ROOM.
Marcus VonAlbrecht is a diversified specialist in the culinary and hospitality industry with over twenty-seven years of professional experience working with clients and students from across Canada and internationally.
VonAlbrecht & Associates brings in private casks of single malt whiskey with limited quantity of up to 700 bottles worldwide. His Scotch and Chocolate classes have caught the attention of thousands of people attending HopScotch or the Victoria Whisky Festival.
Meet Marcus in the Festival TASTING ROOM.
National Havana Club Ambassador
Donnie Wheeler has been working behind a bar somewhere for nearly two decades. You’ve been able to find him across the country in venues ranging from legendary cocktail bars, to award winning fine dining restaurants, and consulting for large private liquor stores.
His passion for rum and rum knowledge in this industry is undeniable.
“Every day there is something new to learn, something old to master, new techniques to explore, recipes to uncover and stories to change how we do the things that we do.”
It’s this passion that makes Donnie the person to bring excitement and education about the Cuban cocktail culture, and the quality that is Havana Club Rum.
Meet Donnie in the Festival TASTING ROOM or at the BLAZING SPIRITS ancillary whisky event.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, having recently joined the Authentic Wines and Spirits team in Calgary (Dalmore, Jura, Glendronach, BenRiach, Compass Box), J.’s role is to connect with like-minded individuals, groups and establishments, from the Prairies to the Pacific, espousing the virtues of the whiskies he’s been charged to represent. “My vision is to help establish Canada as a major consumer on the world stage, which ultimately means we get more of the unique and hard-to-find bottlings,” he says. “I like to call it ‘collective selfishness’.”
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