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Ardbeg Distillery with Bryan Simpson – Starry Night Virtual Whisky Festival | November 27, 2021 at 5pm MT (Virtual Event)

November 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Craft Cellars for our Starry Night Virtual Whisky Festival in support of The Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Matteo Shafer Legacy Fund.

Since the first Starry Night Whisky & Wine Festival in 2017, over $150,000 has been raised. This has facilitated the acquisition of vital equipment such as an Ultrasound unit and speciality beds for children in need. The event was started in memory of Matteo, a member of our extended family, who passed away from brain cancer at the age of 9. Matteo’s parents created The Starry Night Fundraiser and Matteo Shafer Legacy Fund to keep his memory alive and to help other children like Matteo. The focus of our fundraiser this year is the ACTION Project – Alberta Cellular Therapy and Immune Oncology Initiative. The ACTION team will focus on developing next-generation cellular immunotherapies – a new form of cancer treatment that harnesses a child’s own immune system to tackle their particular cancer.

To learn more about Matteo, please check out the fundraiser site: https://www.matteoshaferlegacy.com/

Join us on Saturday, November 27,  2021 at 5pm for a premium virtual whisky tasting experience .  Bryan Simpson, Canadian National Brand Ambassador will join us and will take guests through this premium tasting from Ardbeg Distillery.

Bryan Simpson, Canadian National Brand Ambassador

Bryan Simpson has been a part of the Scotch Whisky community for over a decade, both in his native Scotland and his new home of Canada. Born in Glasgow, but now living in Toronto, he has ignited thousands of Canadians’ passion for Single Malt before being appointed Canadian Brand Ambassador for Ardbeg and Glenmorangie.

Back in Scotland, Bryan combined his love for the Highlands with his whisky tasting zeal and formed a whisky club that experienced Scotch in the heart of Scotland’s wilds. His well-honed palate was developed pairing whisky drinkers with their perfect dram where he gained a reputation of hosting engaging presentations to both those new to Scotch and experienced malt enthusiasts.

Bryan’s obsession with Ardbeg and Glenmorangie is not just what’s in the glass, but the history of both brands and how it ties to Scotch Whisky as a whole. His interest in the scientific aspects of Scotch making is clear, but just as important to him is the social world that exists around his favourite drink and how it brings people together.

You can follow Bryan on this whisky travels on Instagram @WhiskyBry

The Line Up – 30ml

  • Ardbeg Wee Beastie (47.4% abv)
  • Ardbeg 10 Year Old (46% abv)
  • Ardbeg An Oa (46.6% abv)
  • Ardbeg Corryvreckan (57.1% abv)
  • Ardbeg Uigeadail (54.2% abv)
  • Arrrrrrrdbeg (46.2% abv)
  • Ardbeg Scorch (46% abv)



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