I am very excited to share the news on Whisky Fête 2017, Montréal’s most illustrious Scotch whisky tasting event. 2017 will be our fifth anniversary and we are pulling out all the stops. I am thrilled to announce that we will be holding next year’s event at the prestigious Mount Royal Club on Sherbrooke Street. The Mount Royal Club has been around since 1899, making it one of the oldest social clubs in Montreal. Membership at this establishment is by invitation only, so we are indeed privileged to hold our 5th anniversary here.
The food at the Mount Royal Club will be fabulous with chef Jean-Michel Baudenon and his team promising to surprise us with some delectable treats. The kitchen at the Club was redesigned recently under the supervision of renowned chef Normand Laprise from Toqué! Restaurant, who will be consulting on the Whisky Fête event.
Our Scotch whisky line-up will equally match the delicious food pairings as we have one of the finest selection of premium single malts available in Québec. Over 50 Scotches will be available ranging from 18 years old and up, as well as special “one-of-a-kind” releases. Guests will have the opportunity to sample these whiskies as they enjoy the ambience of the Mount Royal Club. Agency representatives will be on hand to share their expertise and answer questions about these unique expressions.
A small sampling of these whiskies are:
- Bowmore 1989 (23 years old)
- Brora 35 year old (closed in 1983)
- Pittyvaich 20 year old (closed their doors after only 18 years in existence)
- Balblair 1983 Vintage (30 years old)
- Highland Park Ice Limited Edition (17 years old)
I invite you to attend this amazing event which will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $325.00 per person, a portion of the ticket price is eligible for a tax receipt, as Whisky Fête is a fundraising event for McGill University’s newly formed Chair of Scottish Studies.
This year we are introducing a special Single Malt Masterclass presented by the 2017 Whisky Fête 2017 Brand Ambassador Ruaraidh MacIntyre of Ardbeg & Glemorangie. This will be available to the first 40 guests who sign up online for an additional fee of $50.00 per person.
Only 250 tickets are available. Please visit www.whiskyfete.org for more details, or go directly to the ticket purchasing site at
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Brian & Terry