Scotch Highland Malts: Copper Night II June 26, 2019

This coming June 26 at 7:30 pm in downtown Winnipeg will mark the Winnipeg Whisky Club’s fourth club night.

For enquiries and membership details please contact the club at:

Following the success of last month’s sold out Copper Night I, Club President Mark and Copper Night sponsor Hardwired Electric’s Rory Wright decided to put together this reprise.

Copper Night II focuses on the Highland Whisky Region of Scotland, and in particular the Northern and Eastern subdivisions. Four distilleries will be showcased, namely Balblair (Edderton, Ross-shire), Tomatin (Inverness), Benromach(Forres, Morayshire), and Knockdhu Distillery (Knock, Banffshire).

Here’s a map showing Scotland in her entirety and a second with a closer up view of the distillery locations:

Map of Scotland(Google)

Close up of the featured distilleries

The showcased whiskies are definite powerhouse malts:

Balblair 1999 2nd release – 46% vol

Tomatin 1995 – 46% vol

AnCnoc (Knockdhu) 24 Year – 46% vol

And the highlight of the night:

Benromach 1998 20th Anniversary – 56.2% vol

While this is only a smidgen of the full course of the region, there is a formidable chunk represented in a single evening, and a connoisseurs’ chunk at that.

We will open the Club Night with a Highlands inspired cocktail made by a club member who happens to be a noted Canadian mixologist.

There will be whisky tasting appropriate snacks and a small tidbit to enjoy with our WWC Highlander cocktails.

While such malts could be sipped and savoured all night, we will close the event at approximately 10:00 pm.

Members are encouraged not to drive even though quantity of alcohol consumed will be relatively minimal. Please have a substantial dinner without beer or wine beforehand.

This, my dear Winnipeggers, will be a great event to continue this malty journey we have begun. It will also be a hum-dinger of a beginning should this be your first event as a member.

Once again, please contact club president Mark Kaufmann at for membership enquiries.

Please also join the Winnipeg Whisky Club & Friends Facebook Group, and follow the club on

Instagram: @winnipegwhiskyclub

Twitter: @wpgwhiskyclub

See you there!

-Mark Kaufmann


Time: 19:30 Location: Downtown


This coming May 29 Winnipeg Whisky Club and Hardwired Electic are joining forces to present Copper Night 2019, with logistical help from club member Robert Naumko.

We will enjoy some light fare and warmup drinks, followed by Springbank 10 and a trio of CASK STRENGTH Scotch Single Malt Whiskies like no other:

Hazelburn 14 Oloroso Cask Matured 49.3% vol.

Springbank 14 Bourbon Wood, 55.8% vol.

Longrow 11 Pinot Noir Cask Matured 53.1% vol.

We will compare these three whiskies, all somewhat similar, the house style, and yet all very different in malt choice, distillation, and casking. After each person has chosen their favourite and given each whisky a score, we will declare the club favourite along with the club scores for Hazelburn 14, Springbank 14, and Longrow 11.

Suffice to say, this will be one helluva whisky night in Winnipeg!

For membership enquiries contact Mark via

Member guests will be extremely limited for this exclusive event.

Where: Downtown

Arrival : 7:00 to 7:30

Tasting: 8:00 to 9:30

Wrap Up: 9:45 pm

Members please contact Mark or consult our facebook group for the location.

It is going to be an outstanding event!


Mark Kaufmann

Winnipeg Whisky Club


Press Release – Yukon Spirits Presents Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt April 24 2019

Winnipeg – Winnipeg Whisky Club is looking for new members to join in an upcoming event.

Winnipeg Whisky Club President and WhiskyWhistle creator Mark Kaufmann has a very special guest lined up for the second club meeting coming April 24, 2019.

Yukon Spirits(Yukon Brewing) Sales Executive Dave Gardner is coming to present Two Brewers Yukon Single Malt Whisky in Winnipeg, which will be the first time the company has come to the province of Manitoba.

Mark, the creator of YouTube channel WhiskyWhistle, has had a relationship spanning three years and two continents with Yukon Spirits and Two Brewers Whisky reviewing nine of their 13 releases so far. Mark plans to head to the distillery in White Horse within the year to create a distillery video.

Two Brewers Whisky has won two major awards for their wares this year on top of their numerous previous awards. At the Canadian Whisky Awards, Two Brewers Whisky was awarded Canadian Single Malt of the Year 2019 for Release 09 Special Finishes, a single malt matured in ex-Sherry Spanish casks. On March 29, 2019, the same whisky was awarded Best Canadian Single Malt at the 2019 World Whiskies Awards.

At the Winnipeg Whisky Club on April 24,

Dave Gardner will present the latest three releases from Two Brewers:

Release 11 Innovative -made with Munich Malt

Release 12 Peated -the peatiest Two Brewers yet

Release 13 Classic – showing their house style

Dave has promised to bring other whiskies to wow our palates.


Two Brewers makes four different categories of single malt, with each release in the category different from the one before.

The categories:

Classic: their standard “Scottish Style” whisky

Peated: using a portion of peated barley malt

Innovative: emphasizing brewing techniques

Special Finishes: showcasing different barrels

Suffice to say, April 24 with Two Brewers at the Winnipeg Whisky Club will be an exciting event for Winnipeg whisky lovers.

If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Winnipeg Whisky Club and going to the Two Brewers Whisky Club Night, please contact Mark Kaufmann.

Instagram @winnipegwhiskyclub

Facebook @winnipegwhiskyclub

Twitter @wpgwhiskyclub

And check out the Facebook group too!

-Mark Kaufmann, Winnipeg Whisky Club

Club Details Revised

Winnipeg Whisky Club club day in 2019 – the Club will meet the last WEDNESDAY of each month starting in March (March 27)

Loose timeline

Arrival: 7:30 to 8:00 pm

Meeting: 8:00 to 9:00

Closing: 9:00 to 9:15

Departure: 9:15 to 9:30

For questions contact

The length will change after a few months as members’ wishes are gauged.

Membership dues: TBD

possible things included in 3 tiered membership:

1 group meeting / tasting with light snacks & coffee

2 take home sample of the whisky of the month

3 club outings

4 Winnipeg Whisky Club tasting glasses for home

5 club apparel

6 other great merchandise

7 very special guests

8 special events / public events / whisky themed socials / private parties

9 special order of whisky

10 cask purchase

11 travel

12 public events / whisky themed socials / private parties

13 establish a collection

14 other cool stuff you will really want!

Winnipeg Whisky Club Is Born

Every city needs a defining whisky club.

This will be the defining club for Winnipeg🎉

🥃Club meetings will be on a chosen day of the week every month starting in March 2019.

🥃Club President & Treasurer : Mark Kaufmann

🥃Mark of WhiskyWhistle moved back to Winnipeg after 13 years in Seoul. He is a Realtor and moonlights as a YouTuber.


1. Be an active member

2. Come to meetings

3. No Hating On Whisky. Or People.

4. Exude Whisky Awesomeness

5. No Snobs Allowed. Leave your ego at home.

6. Taste in Moderation.

7. Membership is a privilege.

8. Get Social! WWC is a community of friends.

9. Amendments to come

🥃About The Club

Winnipeg Whisky Club is a whisky club for all over 18 years of age. Responsible enjoyment of whisky is encouraged. Club meetings will be approximately two hours in length. Club dues will be used for the club, for private club events, and for public events in the future. It is the goal of the club to become a business including but not limited to public whisky courses, in home / in company events for people or businesses, travel, Single cask purchases, blogs, youtube, and more. All for whisky, and whisky for all!


Mark Kaufmann

Club President & Treasurer

Winnipeg Whisky Club



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