SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED, THE CLASS OF 2019

In the meantime…

LAST YEAR’S WHISKY - THE CLASS OF 2018

Each guest will be able to try each of the 12 premium whiskies. Although there is no intention to change any whiskies before the show, only the whiskies at the event are the whiskies that are confirmed to be at the event. That said, below are the whiskies confirmed (at this time) to be showcased. In no particular order, they are:

BRAND: Bowmore
PRODUCT: The Darkest 15 Year Old
ORIGIN: Scotland (Islay)
TASTING NOTES: Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it’s the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Year Old ‘Darkest’ the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish. San Francisco World Spirits Competition ~ Double Gold award 2018.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $100

BRAND: Johnnie Walker
PRODUCT: 18 Year Old
ORIGIN: Scotland (Various)
TASTING NOTES: Johnnie Walker Aged 18 Years blends big, classic Johnnie Walker flavours with notes of citrus and fragrant almonds. Initially sweet with a warm vanilla undercurrent and a suggestion of tangerines, it moves smoothly over the palate into a nutty, malty dryness before a long finish brings elegant suggestions of soft charcoal smokiness and a beautifully fading citrus zest.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $150

BRAND: The Dalmore
PRODUCT: 12 Year Old
ORIGIN: Scotland (Highlands)
TASTING NOTES: The Dalmore 12 year old, with it’s intricate aromas and flavors, is recognized as a whisky with character far beyond its age. Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to exclusive 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $95

BRAND: Akashi
PRODUCT: Blended Whisky
ORIGIN: Japan
TASTING NOTES: Akashi whisky is the only whisky in the world that is made by a Toji (grand-master in the art of sake making) by implementing sake-making methodologies into the whisky making process. The distil pot used is smaller than those used by both Scottish and other Japanese distilleries, which in turn, decreases the levels of fusel alcohol. As a result, Akashi whisky does not require as long of an ageing process, while its core malt (cask strength) is smooth and delicate. Akashi White Oak is a blended whisky reserved in Japanese Shochu cask (American Oak) for 3 years, aged in ex-bourbon casks before finishing in ex-sherry casks for 2 years. Alcohol: 40% Volume: 500ml
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $95

BRAND: Ardbeg
PRODUCT: An Oa
ORIGIN: Scotland (Islay)
TASTING NOTES: A welcome new addition to the Ultimate range. Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other. The result is a dram with smoky power, mellowed by a delectable, smooth sweetness. Hallmark Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove, before rising to an intense crescendo of flavour.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $120

BRAND: Michter's
PRODUCT: US*1 Kentucky Bourbon
ORIGIN: United States of America
TASTING NOTES: Fire-charred, new American white oak barrels. Rich caramel with balanced vanilla, stone fruit notes, smoky depth, with an oak finished.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $95

BRAND: Mars Shinshu
PRODUCT: Iwai Tradition
ORIGIN: Japan
TASTING NOTES: This malt driven spirit is truly a reflection of contemporary Japanese whisky. Incredibly balanced, soft and layered. A blending of sherry, bourbon and wine casks with delicate hints of peat make for a harmonious whisky.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $95

BRAND: Bruichladdich
PRODUCT: Octomore 8.1
ORIGIN: Scotland (Islay)
TASTING NOTES: The spirit of Octomore has been defying logic for over fifteen years. The “what if” moment that once seemed almost absurd has progressively morphed into something endlessly alluring. Now, suddenly, there are eight editions of the worlds most heavily seated single malt whisky. Octomore 08.1 Edition is: 167 ppm, Distilled in 2008 using 100% Scottish barley, from 2007 harvest, 100% matured in first fill american oak casks (including Buffalo Trace, Clermont Springs, Four Roses, Heaven Hill & Jack Daniels) and only 42,000 bottles were created. 59.3% ABV
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $205

BRAND: Glenfiddich
PRODUCT: XX
ORIGIN: Scotland (Speyside)
TASTING NOTES: Project XX is a product of 20 casks selected for their taste profile and rarity to create a whisky unrivaled in flavour depth and complexity. The second release in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, Project XX continues the series’ goal to highlight whiskies created out of unique production processes that push boundaries and challenge tradition. A refined and balanced flavour with candy floss sweetness and a rich vanilla oakiness. Deep and mellow, the initial sweetness is complemented by notes of toasted almonds, cinnamon and a hint of tannin.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $105

BRAND: The Balvenie
PRODUCT: 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
ORIGIN: Scotland (Islay)
TASTING NOTES: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes. Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time. This is one of the fastest growing single malt expressions in the history of the category.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $125

BRAND: Nikka
PRODUCT: From The Barrel
ORIGIN: Japan
TASTING NOTES: A blend of Miyagikyo and Yoichi single malts with a unique grain whisky, Nikka From the Barrel embodies the expertise of the Nikka master blenders. Intense and generous, powerful yet controlled, this ambitious high strength blend is recognized for its originality.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $100

BRAND: Cooper's Choice
PRODUCT: Benrinnes 2001, 46% Limited Edition
ORIGIN: Scotland (Speyside)
TASTING NOTES: Matured in a bourbon cask (Cask #4710) for over 15 Years. Only 370 bottles released. Nose: Sweet malt and candy sugar. Roasted nuts Palate: Hint of dark chocolate. Chewy. Spice and fruit. Big bodied. Touch of smoke. Finish: Medium length, warming and spicy.
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $300

WHISKY COCKTAILS.

BRAND: Highwood Distillers
PRODUCT: White Owl Whisky
ORIGIN: Calgary, Canada
TASTING NOTES: The first ever fully oak-matured white whisky, White Owl retains the flavors of Canadian Rye Whisky, while adding the cocktail-mixability of white spirits. Mild Canadian Whisky aromas of rye and light oak rise in this bouquet with a touch of vanilla and honey with a mild licorice background. The oak flavors are mild and there is no harsh tannin or unbridled spice.  Yet in the background, if you let it develop, that true Canadian rye whisky spice and flavour present themselves. The White Owl Whisky Caesar is a new twist to an old favorite cocktail! White Owl Whisky blended with Motts Clamato Caesar mix, rimmed with spice and pickled beans .
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $35

BRAND: Resurrection Spirits
PRODUCT: White Rye
ORIGIN: Vancouver, Canada
TASTING NOTES: Resurreciton White Rye is twice distilled to retain the character of the 100% Organic Rye grain from Armstrong, BC. The second distillation achieves a texture and viscosity expected from a high quality spirit. This technique creates a versatile and hand crafted local spirit that can be enjoyed straight up or mixed into your favourite cocktail. Tasting Notes - NOSE: Light, floral notes, combined with Vanilla, Toffee & Spice. PALATE: Gentle toasted Coconut signature with a hint of Marshmallow. FINISH: Long clean finish with notes of Russian Rye Bread
ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE: $44