Festival Schedule

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


DISCOVER SINGLE MALT SCOTCH DINNER SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 28 | 6-9PM | The Barrington 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 The Macallan portfolios, some of them exclusive to the event. Preview the Dinner Menu here

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
Please note: Seating for this dinner is first come, first served unless you are a group of 3 or more, in which case your seats will be reserved. If you have a group of 3 or more but your guests have purchased their tickets separately, please email Julie.Langford@mynslc.com so that we can ensure to reserve your seats together. Seating for this event is family-style, and some of the seats are located along the bar. If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please advise us ahead of time so that we can adjust your meal courses as required.


DISCOVER IRISH WHISKEY DINNER SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

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. Preview the Dinner Menu here.

Featured whiskies include:

  • Jameson Irish Whiskey (Welcome Cocktail)
  • Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
  • Green Spot
  • Yellow Spot
  • Redbreast 12 YO
  • Redbreast 21 YO
Please note: Seating for this dinner is first come, first served unless you are a group of 3 or more, in which case your seats will be reserved. If you have a group of 3 or more but your guests have purchased their tickets separately, please email Julie.Langford@mynslc.com so that we can ensure to reserve your seats together. If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please advise us ahead of time so that we can adjust your meal courses as required.


DISCOVER THE DISTILLERIES OF SCOTLAND SOLD OUT

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.

Five distillery representatives will host tables of 8, and guests will rotate around the room throughout the evening to enjoy a guided tasting of fine drams from each (1/2 oz pours). Guests attending this event will have the first opportunity to purchase Festival products at our new on-site store, and an exclusive opportunity to sample unique whiskies that won’t be poured at any other Festival events - these are marked below as "exclusive". Featured distilleries and whiskies include:

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

  • Bowmore 18 YO
  • Bowmore 23 YO Port Matured (EXCLUSIVE)
  • Bowmore 25 YO (EXCLUSIVE)

GLENFIDDICH
Hosted by Beth Havers, Brand Ambassador

  • Glenfiddich Project XX
  • Glenfiddich Winter Storm (EXCLUSIVE)
  • Glenfiddich Fire & Cane 

GLENMORANGIE
Hosted by Bryan Simpson, National Brand Ambassador

  • Glenmoranige Allta 
  • Glenmorangie Signet
  • Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989 (EXCLUSIVE)

GLENROTHES
Hosted by Cameron Millar, Brand Ambassador

  • Glenrothes 18 YO
  • Glenrothes 25 YO (EXCLUSIVE)
  • Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut

LAGAVULIN
Hosted by Dante Raphael Concepcion Jr., Diageo Whisky Consultant

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


EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

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 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 | $25 (taxes incl.)
Hosted by Spencer Gooderham, Canadian Whisky Ambassador

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

Get to Know Scotch with Highland Park
Friday, March 1 | 3-4:30PM | The Port by the NSLC | $25 (taxes incl.)
Hosted by Cameron Millar, Brand Ambassador

  • Highland Park 12 YO
  • Highland Park 18 YO
  • Highland Park Magnus
  • Highland Park Valknut
  • Highland Park Ice Edition
  • Highland Park Fire Edition

Get to Know Canadian Whisky with Wayne Gretzky Estates 
Friday, March 1 | 7-8:30PM | The Port by the NSLC | $25 (taxes incl.)
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 | 11:30AM-12:15PM | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront (Halifax Ballroom) | $25 (taxes incl.)
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 | 11:30AM-12:15PM | Halifax Marriott Harbourfront (Halifax Ballroom) | $25 (taxes incl.)
Hosted by Dante Raphael Concepcion Jr, Diageo Whisky Consultant

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


GRAND TASTINGS

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!