Ghost River Theatre teams up with Kensington Wine Market to create Calgary’s first Multisensory blindfolded SCOTCH TASTING
Press Release from Ghost River Theater – November 09, 2015, Calgary AB
Ghost River Theater, is teaming up with Kensington WineMarket and renowned scotch expert Andrew Ferguson to create Calgary’s first multisensory blindfolded scotch tasting, November 20th at The National’s Bourbon Room. Audience members will be blindfolded, and led into Bourbon Room where they will experience an intimate scotch tasting that will mingle live performance, immersive sound design and a specially designed scotch tasting mat that will engage the audience sense of touch. And of course, there will be some incredible scotches, each chosen for their unique taste and geographic profile.
Ghost River Artistic Director, Eric Rose, playwright, Jason Patrick Rothery and scotch expert and owner of Kensington Wine Market, Andrew Ferguson creatively drive the experience.
“I’ve been putting on specialized whisky tastings for nearly 15 years, and this is a first, not just for me but possibly in the world of whisky,” say Ferguson. “We are taking 5 whiskies, breaking down their stories, their sense of place and creating a narrative around them. Participants will be led blindfolded on a journey of touch, taste, sound and scent. By removing our participants’ sense of sight we want not just to enhance the other senses but allow their imaginations to take control of the experience. I’m really excited to see how the experience is received!”
TASTING SCOTCH is part of the Six Senses Series, a bold new series of sensory performance experiences that Ghost River will produce in upcoming seasons. Each installment will focus on the theatrical potential of our senses. Tasting Scotch, re-imagines the traditional scotch tasting as a multisensory performance, designed to expand the audiences sensory perception of some of the world’s most exceptional scotches.
“The goal is to offer Calgary audiences and scotch lovers an exceptional one-of-a-kind multisensory performance, the first in Calgary, if not Canada,” say Rose. “We are experimenting with how story and the interaction from the different senses changes or enhances the taste profile of scotch.”
Tasting Scotch marks an exciting partnership between Ghost River Theatre and The KensingtonWine Market.
One Performance only on November 20th, at 5:30pm at The National’s Bourbon Room
Tickets: $150 each including a $50 tax receipt and are available via www.ghostrivertheatre.com.