2016 Toronto Master Classes

1. The Five Rare Crafts of The Balvenie

6:00 pm

The hand-crafted nature of The Balvenie has been preserved over generations by employing all of the 5 Rare Crafts on-site at The Balvenie distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. Journey through some of our most loved whiskies and learn how each one of our crafts is embodied in the glass. $20 CAD

  1. The Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel
  2. The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
  3. The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel
  4. The Balvenie 17 Year Old Doublewood
  5. The Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood
  6. The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch #3

Elizabeth Havers – Canadian Brand Ambassador The Balvenie & Glenfiddich

Elizabeth is the Canadian Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich and Balvenie who fell in love with Single Malts while living in Edinburgh Scotland over a decade ago.  Much like the products she represents, Elizabeth is viewed as a trailblazer in her industry and is well respected among her peers. Since taking on the role 5 years ago, Elizabeth has hosted countless tasting events and Master Classes at the country’s top spirit consumer and trade shows, while simultaneously advocating for the female contingency of whisky lovers by curating the first Women & Whisky club in her home town of Toronto, Ontario. Most recently, Elizabeth Havers, was honoured with the Icon of Whisky Rest of World 2016 Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the year Award in Whisky Magazine. Prior to joining the William Grant & Sons team, Elizabeth has held various roles in sales and marketing in the spirits industry for 13 years.  She is a graduate of The University of Guelph and completed her Wine and Spirits Education through The International Sommelier Guild.

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2. Making History: The Big Man of Jim Beam – Booker Noe

7:00 pm

The grandson of Jim Beam. Big man. Small Batch. Without Booker Noe, Bourbon never makes its comeback. Take an insider’s look into the passion and obsession of whiskey’s first rock star, the uncut, unfiltered man himself who laid the foundation for the Bourbon Revival. $20 CAD

  1. Booker’s
  2. Jim Beam Signature Craft
  3. Jim Beam Double Oak
  4. Knob Creek Single Barrel
  5. Maker’s Mark Cask Strength

Matt Jones – Whisk(e)y Ambassador a.k.a @Whisky_Chef

Both bartending nerd and whisk(e)y geek, Matt has been working within the beverage alcohol industry for 18 years as bartender, mixologist and consultant. Also known as @Whisky_Chef, Matt continues to share his love of classic cocktails and culinary applications of whisk(e)y. In 2010 he accepted his favorite role to date: Beam Suntory’s Whisk(e)y Ambassador to Canada and Bourbon Specialist. In this role he travels the country coast to coast preaching the gospel of Whisk(e)y. In 2016 Matt was officially highly commended by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky as American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year, as well as World Whisky Ambassador of the Year. Matt was most recently featured on the cover of Whisky Magazine issue 138, a global publication.

3. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Deconstruction

8:00 pm

Since 1998, Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve has been one of the most awarded and adored whiskies in the world.  Join Elizabeth Havers – National Brand Ambassador and Winner of the 2016 Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Award, as she breaks down the components of this single malt to reveal what makes it so special. $20 CAD

  1. Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
  2. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Bourbon Cask (cask sample)
  3. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Sherry Cask (cask sample)
  4. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old New American Oak (cask sample)
  5. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve
  6. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition

Elizabeth Havers – Canadian Brand Ambassador The Balvenie & Glenfiddich

 

Elizabeth is the Canadian Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich and Balvenie who fell in love with Single Malts while living in Edinburgh Scotland over a decade ago.  Much like the products she represents, Elizabeth is viewed as a trailblazer in her industry and is well respected among her peers. Since taking on the role 5 years ago, Elizabeth has hosted countless tasting events and Master Classes at the country’s top spirit consumer and trade shows, while simultaneously advocating for the female contingency of whisky lovers by curating the first Women & Whisky club in her home town of Toronto, Ontario. Most recently, Elizabeth Havers, was honoured with the Icon of Whisky Rest of World 2016 Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the year Award in Whisky Magazine. Prior to joining the William Grant & Sons team, Elizabeth has held various roles in sales and marketing in the spirits industry for 13 years.  She is a graduate of The University of Guelph and completed her Wine and Spirits Education through The International Sommelier Guild.