The Festival is broken into 3 parts;
Masterclasses featuring Brucihladdich & Murray McDavid by Andrew Gray, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America by Alan Shayne and Buffalo Trace by Ken Weber.
A Media Event
And finally a Consumer Tasting in the evening featuring a multitude of whiskies from all over the world.
Please private message me for details on tickets and over night accomodation if need.
My good friend Sandra and her boyfriend, Tony, were recently in town for a visit. I told them about the Victoria Whisky Festival and they were quite interested. I said I would ask for the details from you (tickets, time) and forward them on to them. I hope they attend; it would be a lot of fun and a great opportunty to taste/nose new whiskies. Thank you.
I can't believe that two of the four Masterclasses are already sold out ! Others may want to know that piece of information who may be sitting on the fence about attending (c'est moi included). The Murray McDavid Masterclass really interests me, so I was relieved to see that I still had the chance to join in on that session. Obviously, there are many keen whisky enthusiasts in B.C. I should have my plans firmed up soon.
Anyway, on another note, have a great time in Paris. I look forward to reading your comments as I always enjoy reading the comments written by the other festival goers.
Some of us might even target a Friday arrival to fully enjoy Victoria (hey, it'll be January - and we could probably work in a round of golf or some sailing!!!)...
Perhaps if you keep mentioning golf and whisky, we can entice Mark to join us in the fun!
Friday January 20th we are very pleased to announce the return of Jim Murray to Victoria to lead one of his famous tastings. In one day 20% of the tickets have sold.
Saturday January 21st we are also very pleased to annouce 4 new masterclass spots, Inver House Distllers with Dorothy Duffy, Isle of Arran Distillery with Douglas Davidson and finally two Talisker Masterclasses featuring 4 Taliskers.
It's going to be a fun weekend! Please contact me for questions and/or tickets.
I've been far too slow on the take concerning the Victoria Whisky Festival -- work doesn't let me out of the cage very often -- but the line-up looks outstanding. What time will the Jim Murray tasting begin and will it be at the hotel?
I'm trying to gather a disparate 6-man crew of whisky-lovers from L.A., Calgary, Edmonton, and Yellowknife, especially after missing the big Whisky Wednesday in Calgary last week. Are many tickets are left for the Buffalo Trace Masterclass?
I've been far too slow on the take concerning the Victoria Whisky Festival -- work doesn't let me out of the cage very often -- but the line-up looks outstanding. I'm trying to gather a disparate 6-man crew of whisky-lovers from L.A., Calgary, Edmonton, and Yellowknife, especially after missing the big Whisky Wednesday in Calgary last week.
I have two questions for you. First, are many tickets are left for the Buffalo Trace Masterclass? I'd really like to introduce my scotch-swilling friends to first-class bourbon. Second, is there any chance of seeing some Japanese whiskies at the festival?
The website has been completely updated now including a new ticket order form.
Talk to you soon,
Badmonkey wrote:I'm looking forward to that one, Mark. I'll download it as soon as I remember to bring the iPod home from work.
In other news, it looks like I'm in the clear to attend the Whisky Festival and will have my registration in by the end of the week.
Great...hope you enjoy it!
Thank you so much for sending your good wishes. I am looking forward to the festival and especially meeting the other forum members. It should be great fun. I will be arriving in Victoria tomorrow night (Thursday), so I have been terribly busy getting my personal and professional life in order...one would think I was going away for a month at this pace!
I will drop in next week to spill the beans.
I'd like to extend my thanks to you and everyone else who played a part in putting together an excellent festival. The venue was superb and I could not have asked for a better way to spend a weekend on the West Coast. I hope that you and your crew are crazy enough to host the event again next year.
And cheers to Dave, Ron, Tattie, and Wendy. It was a pleasure chatting between drams and I hope our paths cross again in the future.
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