Highland Park has won many spirits awards but among the most prestigious was Distillery of the Year by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2007. Join us for this exclusive Underground Tasting Club event of featuring a tutored tasting and nosing of 4 Highland Park expressions.
Our Whisky Master is Marc Laverdiere, Canadian Brand Ambassador, Highland Park will lead a fun and informative tasting in a cocktail style format. He will dive into the history of the distillery, the region and the highly respected Highland Park expressions.
Gourmet bites supplied by Murray Street and several guests are having dinner there after as it’s right across the street.
When & Where: March 22, 2012 5:30-7:30pm at Events Instyle venue, 107 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON K1M 5M5
Who this session is for (and not for)? It’s for the positive and open minded. People who are looking for the opportunity to try 4 Highland Park samples as well as those interested in hearing from an industry expert about how the whisky is made and enjoyed.
If you are intimately familiar with Highland Park you may want to give this event a pass. If you are looking for a meal this tasting won’t work for you as the drink samples are the stars of the show and only light tasty snacks will be served – plan to eat before or after to make a night out of this.
What: admission includes exclusive training with Marc Laverdiere, whisky samples, product information, and gourmet snacks (plan to have dinner before or after this is a tutored tasting at Murray Street 613-562-7244) all in the unique Events InStyle space.
Tickets limited to 40 and first come first served.
Underground Club Members Only: $45+tax pp underground tasting club members, groovy grapes clients, Events Instyle clients and beam global vips [ Register Here with Promo Code ugtcvip]
General Admission: $75+tax pp [ Register here ]
Like the event, can’t make the date? Contact Groovy Grapes to schedule a private group version of this event.
Despite years of arranging and conducting his own private tastings for friends, Marc Laverdiere had his tongue planted firmly in-‐cheek when he approached a brand manager at a 2006 whisky festival in Toronto, proposing that he become an official spokesperson for his two all-‐time favourite single malts. Several discussions later, in what can only be described as Scotch whisky serendipity, Marc’s charm and encyclopedic knowledge of the spirit earned him the privilege of being named Canada’s Brand Ambassador for The Macallan, Highland Park and The Famous Grouse – brands known around the world for their heritage, sublime quality and unparalleled approach to whisky making.
Highland Park is made today with the same enduring belief and integrity, to the same exacting standards, as it has been since 1798. The established attitude at Highland Park is one of custodianship rather than management, of tradition rather than novelty. That’s not to say the distillery is stuck in the mud – far from it – but innovation is only used when there is a genuine benefit to the whisky not, as is often the way, a benefit to efficiency or profitability.
This approach accounts in some way for the appeal of Highland Park; there is much more to how the remote site of an illicit still became The Best Spirit in the World*. This accolade was no fluke, as we managed to repeat the feat in 2009; it was based on an unbroken tradition of whisky-making stretching back over 200 years. Highland Park is arguably the most respected single malt in the world. As everyone knows, respect has to be earned; our distilling tradition, attention to detail and honesty have combined to achieve just that.
Since being named The Best Spirit in the World (twice), we have also received World’s Best Single Malt for Highland Park 21 year old. The rich, succulent, complexity of this exceptional single malt inspires passion in single malt enthusiasts everywhere. It has balance, character and provenance and, in that, epitomizes all that is great about single malt Scotch whisky.
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