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Scotch Bourbon & Rye Smorgasbord Charity Drive October 30

Wednesday October 30 marks the first charity drive whisky tasting for the Winnipeg Whisky Club with all dues to be donated to Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

poster for Scotch Bourbon & Rye Smorgasbord – watch for updates!

The Smorgasbord takes place Wednesday October 30 on Henderson Highway past Chief Peguis Trail from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

This momentous event is in association with the whisky club social movement known as Drams for Fams which started with the Edmonton Scotch Club in 2016 and has begun to spread to clubs around the world.

At the Scotch Bourbon & Rye Smorgasbord, members have offered up their own bottles of whisky to cut club expenses in order to maximize our impact on the Foundation’s coffers.

10 or more bottles of the good stuff from around the world will be shared to members and guests who wish to enjoy sharing a dram with every cent of their $33 dollar dues going to the children’s charity.

Attendees can choose any 6 of the luxury liquids to enjoy in the cozy warm Winnipeg Whisky Club atmosphere. light snacks will be served.

Members are advised to RSVP promptly. Anyone who would like to join us for a few Drams for Fams or to become a member please contact club president Mark Kaufmann at mark@winnipegwhiskyclub.com.

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Winnipeg Whisky Club – Successful 7th Club Night

Bonfire (Nonfire) Beastro Evening Summary

Winnipeg Whisky Club met for the 7th consecutive month on cold, dreary Wednesday October 2nd, 2019.

All Star Line Up(from left) Macallan 12 Sherry Oak, Highland Park 14 Loyalty of the Wolf, Glendronach 18 Year Allardice(2019) Bruichladdich Black Art 06.1, and Octomore 10 Year(2016 2nd Release)

Our blind tasting mat

After a slightly late start we devoured the weight of Rory’s bicycle(maybe more-that thing is light!) in his expertly grilled sausages and big pot of hand-smashed potatoes to prepare our tummies to be enlightened with #whiskyawesomeness.

This was in truth a semi blind and not a full blind tasting, as some bottles were leaked at last month’s Sherry Spectacular. I poured the whisky, and Colin, Chris W, and Rick arranged them on my sub par(I blame the injured knee) tasting placemats. We moved up, by the way, from 15ml to 20ml pours(closer to 25, blast that jigger…) which everyone seemed to appreciate.

After much deliberation, the favourites of the night were all but unanimous: Octomore 10 Year (2016 2nd Release) and Black Art 06.1, both from Bruichladdich Distillery, a Scottish distillery on the Isle of Islay. Quite a few people also really loved the Highland Park Loyalty of the Wolf, and it may have pipped Glendronach 18(2019 – actually 23 years old!) for 3rd place. Macallan 12 proved itself a worthy challenger but fell short next to true malt giants.

Then the dessert tray was unveiled. Mike’s Supe’s Up Spicebox Cupcakes were a hit that truly hit the spot after we arduously tested and compared the lineup of libations.

When we thought things were drawing to a close, Rory surprised us all again with some excellent hand-stamped espresso. A little caffe does the post-whisky-tasting palate good!

Finally, and unfortunately, after a ton of fun, malty and otherwise, the 7th Club Night came to an end. However, do not fret, for we shall meet again in four short weeks on October 30!

Huge thanks to Rory for giving his home, for arranging two of the bottles of whisky (that he had to drive to the border for) and for his adept grill and espresso machine expertise.

Special thanks to Chris Wiebe for bringing that special Highland Park 14 for us.

Further Special thanks to Mike for taking the time(as he often does) to whip up something decadent.

Final Special thanks to Person X for bringing Item Alpha. You know who you are.

If any of the members who attended want to send me photos to add please do so!

Cheers🥃🥃🥃🥃

Mark

SHERRY MONSTER SPECTACULAR! August 29, 2019 7:30 pm @ Winnipeg Whisky Club

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The sixth meeting of the Winnipeg Whisky Club will ring in the Fall season for its members and guests who will be in attendance.

We will sample 4 to 6 higher- end sherry matured single malt whiskies together and discuss the flavours before picking our favourites.

Glenburgie 1995 ( G&M Cask Strength)

One of the highlights of the night will be G&M Cask Strength Glenburgie 1995 – a 22 year old exclusively matured in a refill sherry butt that is near mahogany in colour. The full whisky set list will be released in the coming days.

What is a sherry monster? This is a relatively new term used to describe a single malt whisky matured exclusively ( or predominantly) in ex-Sherry wine casks – barrels formerly used to mature Spanish Sherry wine. This gives the whisky a deep reddish hue, and brings about luscious red fruit notes, rich sweetness, and tannins to balance the spicy nutty earthiness of single malt distillate.

We will use the meeting space provided by club member and local Realtor phenom Gino Cipriano at 1883 Henderson Highway.

Membership in the club is $33 per month for 2019. The guest pledge for this month’s event is $40.

Members are asked to RSVP by Wednesday August 21. If you are interested membership or in attending as a guest, please contact club president Mark Kaufmann at mark@winnipegwhiskyclub.com.

Business enquiries are also appreciated.

Hope to see you August 29 at our Sherry Monster Spectacular!

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 SINGLE MALT WHISKIES

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.

mark@winnipegwhiskyclub.com

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And check out the Facebook group too!

-Mark Kaufmann, Winnipeg Whisky Club