A Spirited Tour of Scotland — for members and guests

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Let your taste buds lead you around Scotland, exploring whisky-producing regions, style, and production and maturation methods. We’ll taste four “new generation” spirits, including single malt AND blended, and discover some hidden gems of the Scotch shelf.

  • Lowland: Auchentoshan American Oak (single malt)
  • Speyside: John Barr (blended by the master blender of The Dalmore)
  • Highland: Naked Grouse (blended) from the house of Famous Grouse
  • Islay: Port Askaig 100 proof, courtesy of Pacific Wines & Spirits

Minimum registration of 12 kits is required prior to March 8, in order to proceed with this seminar. Deadline for all registrations is March 16 to allow for distribution of kits.

Our tour guide: Charlene Rooke is a Vancouver-based spirits journalist who is the drinks editor of Food & Drink, the in-store magazine of the LCBO in Ontario. She is a WSET Spirits Educator and is WSET Certified in Spirits as well as in wine. She holds the SWE Certified Specialist of Spirits, is trained as a craft distiller and judges several drinks and food competitions and awards. Read her work at charlenerooke.com. Charlene is a 2 time LDBC Scholarship recipient.

We will use Zoom for this deliciously entertaining session. Log in details will be sent to the email used for registration, on Monday March 22.

Tasting kit includes approx 1 oz (28ml) pours of each spirit, plus a few nibbles to pair. (check our private FB group for updates) We suggest you order one per person. Serious carnivores might like to have a grilled burger or bacon meatballs on hand.

Tasting kits can be picked up from Karen Dar Woon in downtown Vancouver after March 18. Attendees outside of the Lower Mainland may request their kits shipped via PriorityPost. In order to reduce costs for the chapter, please consider combining your delivery with another member. (Choose your pick up/delivery option at ticket purchase.)


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