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2021 Virtual Scotch Tasting Event

2021 Virtual Scotch Tasting Event

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$50/ticket
Online via Zoom

Event Contact:

Carm Vespi
vespi@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x.24906

The taste you have been waiting for all year is back - right from the comfort of your own home!

Overview

Come experience a fabulous virtual evening with alumni and friends, enjoying a new line up of scotch whiskies, including;

  • Inchgower 11 Year single cask (North Star bottling) (52.5% ABV)
  • Isle of Arran 18 Year (sherry casks) (46% ABV)
  • Kilkerran 12 Year (46% ABV)
  • A.D. Rattray Cask Islay Sherry Edition (59.9% ABV)

Samples will be portioned off (4 x 25 ml per scotch), enough for 1 person or two half drams if you just want a small taste.
Samples will be mailed out to address provided during registration.

Please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. 

 

Host

 

Tim Westwood is originally from southern Alberta and holds Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from the Universities of Lethbridge and Calgary respectively and a PhD from the University of California (Berkeley). Dr. Westwood did postdoctoral studies in molecular biology and biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland) and the C.H. Best Institute (Toronto). Tim is currently an Associate Professor (soon to be Emeritus) in the Department of Biology, University of Toronto (Mississauga), teaches courses in microbiology and cancer biology and human genomics, and has a research lab that studies gene regulation and functional genomics in fruit flies.

Tim started drinking whisky in the 1980s but really did not start enjoying single malts until the mid-1990s. About 2010, Tim tried cask strength, single cask whiskies for the first time and since then, finding and enjoying whiskies of this type has been a passion and hobby. Tim is a member of the Single Malt Whisky Society (Edinburgh), The Companions of Quaich (Toronto Chapter) and the Toronto Whisky Society. Tim regularly attends whisky tastings at The Caledonian bar and other locals in Toronto. Tim also attended the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival in 2016 and went on a fantastic Scotland whisky and distillery tour in June 2019 organized by the Companions of the Quaich.