Smoked Corn and Pumpkin Soup
Accompanied by Cardhu 12 Year Old
Apple Maple Crostini Trio of toasted crostinis topped with Camembert cheese sliced granny smith apples, maple syrup drizzle and candied walnuts.
Accompanied by Springbank 18-Year-Old
Pan Seared Duck - Blackened seared duck breast served with sweet potato gratin, deep fried Brussel sprouts and port lingonberry reduction sauce.
Accompanied by Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10
Peach and Rhubarb Cobbler Tart
Brandy infused peaches and rhubarb topped with brown sugar cinnamon oats and scotch gelato.
Accompanied by Royal Brackla 16 Year Old
Ross Brown will presented Cardhu 12 Year Old Single Malt from Speyside. Pioneered by Helen and Elizabeth Cumming, two of the earliest female distillers, this medium gold dram is known for its sweet aromatics and rich palate of orange, dark chocolate, delicate smoke and toffee; the finish is gentle with notes of cinnamon and cedar smoke.
Ian Beattie introduced Springbank 18-Year-Old from Campbeltown. This is the second edition of the established mauve-packaged 18 year old Springbank. The multi-award-winning Campbeltown single malt has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, so expect a big, coastal, oily flavour from this one.
Raymond Martinelli featured Bruichladdich Port Charlotte 10. This 10 year old single malt from the Isle of Islay is a lip-smackingly smoky number indeed. It's peated to 40ppm, and drawn from a combination of first-fill American whiskey casks, second-fill American whiskey casks and second-fill French wine casks.
Arlene Stone rounded out the evening’s expressions with Royal Brackla 16 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Royal Brackla was the first distillery to be allowed to use the 'Royal' title, and 2015 saw it get its own range of single malts. Part of the Last Great Malts series, the 16 Year Old is finished in first-fill oloroso sherry casks and is sweet and spicy, with a hint of smoke in the mix, as well.
Sampler Pairing with Cheese Plate
accompanied by Naked Grouse
Volute De Chanaignes, Creamy Roasted Chestnut Soup
Smooth and silky roasted chestnuts and fresh thyme
accompanied by The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
Deconstructed French Onion Bites, trio of won ton wrappers stuffed with caramelized onions in a rich brown stock, double smoked bacon, & melted Swiss cheese accompanied by The Macallan 15 Year Old Triple Cask
5oz bacon wrapped beef tenderloin topped with peppercorn brandy sauce served with cremini mushroom risotto, and orange marmalade carrot bundle, accompanied by The Macallan Edition No 4
Strawberry Shortcake Ontario strawberries macerated in orange liquor, with Baileys whipped cream, fresh mint and rich dark chocolate sauce accompanied by Highland Park Trillium
"Thank you" to both our Sponsor Steve Hopper of ProClean and
James Neil, Whisky ambassador for Beam Suntory, Edrington, for helping to make this event a success.
Leah Austin - Diagio
Frank Biskupek – Pernod Ricard
Mat Bois – Malt Specialist
Trevor Burnett – Woodman Wines & Spirits
Mark Bylok – Author of The Whisky Cabinet
Beth Havers – William Grant & Sons
Jamie Johnson – William Grant & Sons
Lori Kelly & James Cocks - Charton Hobbs
Joey Krueger & Patrick Pazos – Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
Marc Laverdiere - Edrington
Todd McDonald from PMA
James Neil - Beam Suntory
Willie Nelson & Rumi Jaffer – Phillips Distilling Co.
Ed Patrick – Founder of “Companions of the Quaich”, Canada
Bry Simpson - LVMH
Richard Urquhart – Owner of Benromach Distillery