Festival Schedule


Join fellow whisky lovers at the following Festival events between February 28-March 2, 2019:


Thursday, February 28 | 6-9PM | The Barringon Steakhouse | $125 (taxes & tip incl.) 
Hosted by Cameron Millar, Portfolio Ambassador & Matt Jones, World Whisk(e)y Ambassador
A guided whisky and dining experience featuring premium Scotch whiskies from the LaPhroaig and Macallan portfolios, some of them exclusive to the event.

Featured whiskies include:

  • Macallan Triple Cask 12 YO (Welcome Cocktail)
  • Macallan Triple Cask 15 YO
  • Macallan Edition No. IV
  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2008
  • Laphroaig 25 YO
  • Laphroaig 28 YO
  • Macallan Rare Cask


Friday, March 1 | 6-9PM | Lot Six | $125 (taxes & tip incl.)
Hosted by Ciaran O’Rourke, Brand Ambassador
Start your weekend with an amazing 4-course dinner experience paired with incredible Irish whiskies. 

Featured whiskies include:

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey (Welcome Cocktail)
  • Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
  • Green Spot
  • Yellow Spot
  • Redbreast 12 YO
  • Redbreast 21 YO


Friday, March 1 | 7-10PM | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront | $150 (taxes incl.) 
Back for a second year by popular demand! Limited to just 40 tickets, this is a truly unique and intimate whisky experience that is not to be missed. Discover the distilleries of Scotland in this one-of-a-kind event that’s perfect for single malt enthusiasts. Each guest will have the opportunity to sit down with industry experts from some of Scotland’s best distilleries, while being guided through a tasting of rare selections from their portfolios. Guests will spend 20 minutes at each of the five distillery tables, as they’re led through the flavours and stories behind 3 whiskies before rotating to the next table.

Attendees will have the first opportunity to purchase Festival whiskies at our new on-site store, and an exclusive opportunity to sample unique whiskies that won’t be poured at any other Festival events. Featured distilleries and whiskies include:

Hosted by Matt Jones, World Whisk(e)y Ambassador

  • Bowmore 18 YO
  • Bowmore 23 YO Port Matured
  • Bowmore 25 YO

Hosted by Beth Havers, Brand Ambassador

  • Glenfiddich Project XX
  • Glenfiddich Winter Storm
  • Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Hosted by Bryan Simpson, National Brand Ambassador

  • Glenmoranige Allta 
  • Glenmorangie Signet
  • Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989 

Hosted by Cameron Millar, Brand Ambassador

  • Glenrothes 18 YO
  • Glenrothes 25 YO
  • Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut

Hosted by Dante Raphael Concepcion Jr., Diageo Whisky Consultant

  • Lagavulin 8 YO
  • Lagavulin 12 YO
  • Lagavulin Distiller's Edition


Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 28 - March 2 | $25 each (taxes incl.) 
Expand your knowledge of whisky through our series of educational seminars. In each classroom-style session, an industry expert will guide you through a sampling of 3 whiskies as you learn about the history, stories and flavours. These focused sessions offer a deeper dive into specific whisky styles and brands.

Get to Know Canadian Whisky with J.P. Wiser’s 
Thursday, February 28 | 7-8:30PM | The Port by the NSLC
Hosted by Dave Mitton - Global Brand Ambassador, Canadian Whisky

  • Lot 40 11YO Cask Strength Copper Pot Still
  • Pike Creek 21YO European Oak 
  • Gooderham & Worts 11 Souls Canadian Whisky
  • JP Wiser's 15 YO
  • JP Wiser's 35 YO 

Get to Know Canadian Whisky with Wayne Gretzky Estates 
Friday, March 1 | 7-8:30PM | The Port by the NSLC 
Hosted by Joshua Beach, Master Distiller – Wayne Gretzky Estates Distillery

  • Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Red Cask
  • Wayne Gretzky Ice Cask
  • Wayne Gretzky 99 Proof Small Batch

Get to Know the World of Whisk(e)y 
Saturday, March 2 | 10:00-10:45AM & 11:30AM-12:15PM | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront 
Hosted by Matt Jones, World Whisk(e)y Ambassador

  • Toki
  • Kilbeggan Single Grain
  • Auchentoshan 3 Wood  
  • Bowmore Vault Edition 

Get to Know Scotch 
Saturday, March 2 | 10:00-10:45AM & 11:30AM-12:15PM | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront 
Hosted by Dante Raphael Concepcion Jr, Diageo Whisky Consultant

  • Clynelish 14YO
  • Mortlach 12 YO
  • Johnnie Walker 18 YO


Saturday, March 2 | 2-4:30PM & 7-9:30PM | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront | $95 (taxes incl.) 
Meet and learn from distillery representatives, while enjoying samples from a selection of more than 180 whiskies. Limited Pours in each Grand Tasting feature highly sought-after whiskies that you’ll have a chance to try – but just 1 bottle is poured per session, so don’t miss out! Plus, sample whisky cocktails crafted by some of Nova Scotia’s best bartenders. Be sure to grab your tickets soon, these events sell out each year!