Book Event Features Wiser’s Canadian Whisky

August 17, 2012


A big thank you to Corby Distillers who, along with the Globe and Mail, are co-sponsoring a high-end tasting event to help draw attention to my new Canadian whisky book. Long-time Canadian whisky connoisseurs who look carefully, should be able to read between the lines and realize that this will be a very special tasting indeed. Below is a copy of a note that the Globe and Mail has sent to all of its subscribers:

Globe and Mail subscribers are invited to join Davin de Kergommeaux, certified sommelier and author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, and Wiser’s® Master Blender Don Livermore for a fun and informative whisky tasting to celebrate the re-launch of Wiser’s Small Batch. This special tasting will also showcase Wiser’s Legacy and the welcome return of two premium Canadian whiskies, Pike Creek Canadian Whisky® and Lot 40 Canadian Whisky®.

In the historic Suites at One King West, you will enjoy Canadian whisky, cheese pairings and tasting tips. You will leave with a swag bag featuring a copy of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, and Teroforma’s Whisky Stones® courtesy of Indigo. Swag bag valued at over $75!

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Where: One King West (at Yonge), Toronto, ON

Cost: $75, includes whisky tasting, appetizers and swag bag including a copy of the book and Teroforma’s Whisky Stones®

For more details and to reserve your tickets for this exclusive, Globe and Mail subscribers’ event visit the Globe and Mail website here.

Thank you again to Corby’s/Wiser’s, the Globe and Mail, Indigo, and McClelland & Stewart for organizing this special tasting event.


21 Responses to “Book Event Features Wiser’s Canadian Whisky”

  1. Richard:

    Well done!

  2. Davin:

    Thanks Rick!

  3. cbrown:

    Sorry, I missed the part about the West Coast Event !!!

    Lot 40! Be still my beating heart. Can’t wait to hear (and taste) more on this breaking news story.

    Have fun.

    • Davin:

      We’re working on it. How does Alberta in October sound?

      • Chris Brown:

        I’ll definitely try to make it work! Any excuse to visit the family and stock up. (I’ve got both Calgary and Edmonton to choose from so hit me)

        • Davin:

          It’s still in the works but I’ll post it here when it’s set.

  4. Yello to Mello:

    Good job, too bad Im not a subscriber…lol

    Nevertheless its nice to see there is gonna be a hellava flood of good Canadian whiskies coming out this fall.

    • Davin:

      Oh boy, this is going to be our year. So much is happening on the Canadian whisky scene these day.

  5. Darko:


    Do I have to be a subscriber to attend?

    • Davin:

      Yes, they are hosting this as a way of saying thank you to their subscribers.

  6. Murray Galbraith:

    Victoria has the highest % of whiskey/scotch drinkers in Canada. You must come here

    • Davin:

      Hi Murray, Yes, January 16 to 20 at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Victoria Whisky Festival and Canadian Whisky Awards.

  7. Marc:

    will Lot 40 be available at the LCBO in the fall?

    • Yello to Mello:

      who knows…….

      “Long-time Canadian whisky connoisseurs who look carefully, should be able to read between the lines and realize that this will be a very special tasting indeed.”

      • CBrown:

        Now you’ve got me wondering. I assumed the announcement meant the relaunch of these gems.
        Are these just library selections being trotted out for tasters? Boo hoo if that’s the case.

        The Wiser’s site has no mention of either whisky.


  8. Davin:

    The best way to find out is to attend the tasting. Either way it will be a very special evening. If youvare not a globe subscriber, Amex also has tickets for their “First In Line” members.

    • CBrown:

      Waiting patiently for a full report of the evening!

  9. What a great evening for not only Canadian whisky but for whisky in general. It’s going to be an exciting Fall.

  10. Davin:

    Hi Blair,
    Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to met you. Keep up the Canadian content on Drinking Made Easy!

    well done!

    • Davin:

      Thanks Susie,
      I really had a lot of fun doing it.+

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