On Thursday January 16 2014 whisky lovers will be swarming the Epcor Center in Calgary for the 3rd Annual Calgary MS Whisky Festival. Last year we had a dozen Brand Ambassadors, 25 different stations and more than 150 whiskies on offer. This year’s event is set to be even bigger and better. Building on the successes of the last two years we are hoping to attract 400 participants to this year’s event, with all of the proceeds going to the MS Society of Calgary and Southern Alberta.
A number of Brand Ambassadors like Peter Currie of Duncan Taylor, Dan Volway of Macallan/Highland Park, Alex Bruce of Adelphi and Ruaraidh MacIntyre of Ardbeg/Glenmorangie have already announced their participation. We are expecting another half dozen to come out of the woodwork in the days ahead. In the meantime the list of whisky brands that will be showcased is growing quickly with more expected in the coming weeks (refer below).
Kensington Wine Market is partnering with the MS Society for the third straight year, as its official retail partner and online ticket retailer. The Calgary Chapter of the MS Society has set up a web page for the event, and will be updating it as information becomes available: http://www.calgarywhiskyfestival.com/. Festival tickets can be purchased from Kensington Wine Market by calling 403-283-8000, in store, or by visiting our website: https://www.kensingtonwinemarket.com/tastings/register.php forÂ $95 including tax. Three Master Classes, which will run during the event as added experiences, Â will be announced in December.
We want this year’s event to eclipse those of the last two years, and there’s a way you can help us achieve that. Spread the word, tell you friends, and buy your tickets early!
Distilleries That Will be Represented at the MS Calgary Whisky Festival
- Highland Park
- Glen Scotia
- Glen Garioch
- And many more to come…
- Gordon & MacPhail
- The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
- Duncan Taylor