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Toronto Bourbon/Whiskey Tastings??

Fidel Gastro Jul 12, 2007 10:55 AM

Does anyone know of any places in Toronto that regularly hold (or have one coming up soon) Bourbon and or Whiskey tastings?

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    Gary Oct 10, 2007 12:12 PM

    For those interested, I just saw in the C'est What newsletter than they're having a whisky tasting even on Oct 24. You need to get tix in advance. Details here:


    C'est What
    67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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    1. re: Gary
      Snarf Oct 10, 2007 12:58 PM

      There is a sponsored tasting coming up in November for members of www.xyyz.ca

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      millygirl Jul 12, 2007 04:04 PM

      Feathers Pub on Kingston Road holds monthly scotch tastings.....they normally sell out quickly and they are a lot of fun. P.s. My husband tells me that they specialize in single malts, which is quite different, apparently.

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      1. re: millygirl
        industry worker Oct 5, 2007 09:12 PM

        If you're still looking for whisky evenings, the Quaich Society is doing a whisky dinner October 29....

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          JamieK Oct 10, 2007 12:48 PM

          I second the Feathers Pub for single malt tastings. Their next "Whisky Challenge" is Dec. 4.

          962 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M4E1S7, CA

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          foodie179 Jul 12, 2007 02:07 PM

          Via Allegro accross from Sherway Gardens on Queensway has to have one the most impressive Scotch and Wiskey collections. I know you asked for bourbon or whiskey but I was just there this past weekend. They have three different scotch tastings divided up by age and areas of production.

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            troutpoint Oct 10, 2007 12:40 PM

            Via Allegro, Allen's and a place in NB. (The Lunar Rogue Pub) all won honors with the British publication "Whiskey" in both 2006-2007. There were only 5 places in Canada that made any mention. FYI: Whiskey prices are much lower in New Brunswick....If you are looking to buy, that is.

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            halcyon1234 Jul 12, 2007 12:39 PM

            It isn't until next March, but the Ad Astra convention always has a Scotch tasting. One thing I've learned over the past few years-- science fiction authors LOVE their Scotch.

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            1. re: halcyon1234
              industry worker Jul 12, 2007 12:56 PM

              The Quiach (my scottish parents will cringe at my spelling) Society does monthly tastings. There are mulitple chapters in the GTA. Usually 4 scotches and dinner for $60 but I have been to when they feature whiskies from other parts of the world.

              Whisky Live is a huge promo event for the whisky industry. There's one in October I believe.

              If you want bars.... Alans on the Danforth. And for some reason Via Allegro, the biggest whisky list in the world!

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                EPIcureanTO Oct 11, 2007 01:01 PM

                ^^ Is "whiskey live" like the food & wine show, but with whiskey? What's the best time & day to go?

            2. Splendid Wine Snob Jul 12, 2007 12:22 PM

              C'est What on Front St. also has a pretty good Scotch/Bourbon/Whiskey selection (although I'm no expert by any means).

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                Minnow Jul 12, 2007 12:04 PM

                Southern Accent has flights of bourbon and bourbon tastings.

                1. Splendid Wine Snob Jul 12, 2007 12:02 PM

                  Industry Worker might be able to help you with this one...

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                    hungry_pangolin Jul 12, 2007 11:30 AM

                    There was a scotch tasting/purchasing society that held occasional tasting dinners, called An Quach. (A "quach" is a sort of tastevin for scotch, in Gaelic; "an" is "the".) I don't know whether they are still active.

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                    1. re: hungry_pangolin
                      cecilia Jul 12, 2007 01:22 PM

                      Yes they are. My husband goes everytime. The next one on July 19. I have to ask him for the details.

                    2. Davwud Jul 12, 2007 11:07 AM

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