Whisky & Words Masterclasses
We’re excited to announce a new addition to our Whisky & Words line-up: Masterclasses. We’ve assembled six tailored opportunities at pop-up locations across Granville Island where experts will guide you through your favourite whiskies (and soon-to-be favourites) along with food pairings from some of the city’s best purveyors.
Masterclasses will take place from 5:30-7pm before the 8pm start (7pm for VIP ticket holders) of Whisky & Words at Granville Island’s Performance Works.
These classes are intentionally intimate (max 25 people) and space is very limited; buy your tickets today to avoid disappointment.
All ticket purchases will include a $40 tax receipt.
Women & Whisky Masterclass: Join Beth Havers, Canada’s first female Scotch Ambassador, for an exploration of Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts featuring exciting food pairings by PICA chefs. $65
Terroir & Bourbon Masterclass: Join Colin Bussiere of Only Hearts Spirits at Origins Coffee Lab to explore and taste the impact terroir brings to local craft North American bourbon including Oppidan and Kings County Distillery. $50
Science & Whisky Masterclass: Tuck into the Crush private dining room at The Sandbar restaurant with ambassador Bryan Simpson, to take an in-depth look at the science behind Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky. Simpson will reveal the brand’s unique processes and lead you through a selection of the Glenmorangie range including Glenmorangie 10 Year Old, Lasant, Nectar D’or, Signet and Glenmorangie Mystery Bottle—all while enjoying canapés from the kitchen. $65
Time in a Barrel Masterclass: At the Granville Island Hotel, join Darryl Lamb of Legacy Liquor for Time in a Barrel, a grain seminar that compares how time in a barrel alters the taste of white spirits and whisky. Whiskies will be paired with delectable bites from the Dockside Restaurant. $65
BC Whisky Masterclass: Whiskies from our corner of the world are making a splash on the world stage. Join Charlene Rooke in Edible Canada’s demo kitchen to explore the best of BC whiskies including Shelter Point, Lohin Mckinnon, Goodridge&Williams, Okanagan Spirits and more along with local bites from Edible Canada’s selection. $65
Whisky & Authors Masterclass: Join Jamie Johnson of The Balvenie and author Alix Ohlin for a cozy fireside conversation celebrating the crafts of whisky-making and writing. Whiskies including The Balvenie’s DoubleWood 12, Caribbean Cask 14, DoubleWood 17 and Single Barrel 12 will be paired with elegant bites from Dockside Restaurant. $65