2023 Masterclasses

Masterclass with Scott MacDonald
Friday, November 10, 2023, 
Scott MacDonald, Sales Director at Douglas Laing & Co

Be the first in Western Canada at Whisky Calgary. 

Unique Executive Experience - $245.00+

Friday evening with Scott MacDonald, Sales Director– Douglas Laing Co,
Location: Buchanan's Chop House & Whisky Bar, 738 3 Ave SW, Calgary Drive
Time: 7 p.m. start; arrive by 6:30 please.

This presentation will be a private gathering of 24 people for a sampling of rare whiskies from Douglas Laing. These three hours will include a selection of 25 to 50-year-old and rare whiskies and three 75th-anniversary releases. Combined with food pairing in a relaxing atmosphere, Scott will take the time to interact with the guests and dive deep into the world of whisky and the passion that goes into his production at Douglas Laing Distillers. This will be done within a whisky environment on Friday evening, November 10, 2023.

Buchanan's Chop House & Whisky Bar. Arrive at 6:30 pm as we will start at 7:00 pm sharp; the presentation ends by 21:00

XOP Tullibardine 30 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 226 bottles produced
XOP Glenrothes 25 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 189 bottles
XOP Caol Ila 25 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 298 bottles
75th  XOP Port Dundas 45 Years Old, Single Cask Single Grain Limited Edition, 106 bottles
75th  XOP Blair Athol 30 Years Old, Single Cask Single Malt Limited Edition, 399 bottles
75th King of Scots 50 Years Old, Limited Edition Blended Scotch 2,150 bottles 


VIP Exclusive Experience with Scott MacDonald
Saturday, November 11, 2023, 
Scott MacDonald, Sales Director at Douglas Laing & Co
Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 5:00 pm, Venue: Hotel Arts
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Douglas Laing & CO’s whisky ventures. Over the last decade or so, their series of Remarkable Regional Malts have built on that legacy of whisky knowledge to showcase the classic flavour profiles of the “traditional” scotch whisky-making regions.
Epicurean Amarone
Aberfeldy 8 Provenance
Invergordon 19 Year Old Particular
Dailuaine Midnight Series Old Particular
Rock Island 14-Year-Old Sherry Edition
75th anniversary 1 or other special release

Davin de Kergommeaux
Author/writer and presenters

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 


Freelance whisky writer, public speaker and spirits judge Davin de Kergommeaux is the author of three whisky books and is recognized as the world expert on Canadian whisky. Whisky travels have taken him to four continents to pour and speak about Canadian whisky and visit local producers and distilleries. In 2016 the Globe and Mail named him one of the 50 most influential Canadians in food and drink, then in 2018, the New York Times said his significance in the revival of Canadian whisky could not be overstated.  He lives in Ottawa with his wife and Lhasa apso pup.   

My Masterclass features:

Found North 18 year old Hungarian Oak Blend - cask strength;
Found North Summit 18 year old cask strength, PX Sherry Finish; 
Mammoth 15 year old Rye - Scotch Finish - cask strength; 
Crown Royal Coffey Rye cask strength cask sample; 
Forty Creek 12 year old cask sample (pulled especially for this show).

Adam DometVancouver,  Whiskey Guardian @angelsenvy

There are a lot of people who have recently discovered the joys of bourbon and whiskey. There are also many older fans who know their whiskeys. We write our history articles for everyone. After all, until people understand the whiskey category, they might not really appreciate what Lincoln Henderson started with Angel’s Envy.

Your Angel’s Envy masterclass lineup:

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
Women and Whisky, Sold out event!
Oct 19th, Ladies Only!
Director at Craftwork Spirits & Beverages Ltd.
We are Canadian importers of unique, high-quality distilled spirits and beverages from around the world.

Whisky Calgary is launching this year’s main event, Grand Tasting Hall, with a couple of pre-event whisky tastings. Our first tasting is a Women and Whisky event.

Yes, ladies, this is the Whisky Event you’ve been waiting for! A fun, educational evening about Whisky lead by women, for women. Jarka Winters of Craftwork Spirits, Alberta's leading whisky expert and importer of many award-winning spirits from around the world, will lead this private tasting with her right-hand woman, Chelsey Belec!

Located and sponsored by Smart Executive Centre, also a women-owned and run executive business centre at 1925 18 Ave NE, you’ll thoroughly enjoy gathering your favorite gal pals to meet powerful women who know how to have a great time!

A thank you to Jarka Winters of Craftwork Spirits and Smart Executive Centre!  As with all events, there are many people involved in the development of this tasting event. Here are some of the other women-owned businesses that are helping to bring this event to you. They are Colley Employment Law, Assistify Virtual Assistants and FreshInk Communications.

Your tasting lineup, 

Thank you for being so supportive:

Assistify Virtual Assistants - assistifyva.ca
Colley Employment Law - colleyemploymentlaw.com
Craftwork Spirits - craftworkspirits.com
FreshInk Communications - freshink.ca -
Smart Executive Centre - smartexecutive.ca







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Unique Executive Experience
Masterclass with Scott MacDonald
Friday November 10th, 2023
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Masterclass Series
Saturday November 11th, 2023
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Venue: Hotel Arts, Calgary AB
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VIP Exclusive Experience
Saturday November 11th, 2023
at 5:00pm
with Scott MacDonald
Venue: Hotel Arts, Calgary AB
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Grand Tasting Hall
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Saturday November 11th, 2023
at 7:00pm
Venue: Hotel Arts, Calgary AB
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