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Starry Night Virtual Whisky Festival – Ardbeg Distillery with Bryan Simpson

November 26, 2022 @ 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 $200,000 has been raised for the Rotary Flames House. This has facilitated the acquisition of vital equipment such as an Ultrasound unit and speciality beds for children in need. With the generous support of our partners, our 2020 and 2021 events raised a combined total of $91,300.00. The 2020 funds were used to buy new specialty beds for the children at the Rotary Flames House, as well as a new washer and dryer and the 2021 funds went to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, where they are focussed on developing next-generation immunotherapies for children battling cancer.

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

Join us on Saturday, November 26, 2022 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

Ardbeg Wee Beastie (47.4% abv) – 30ml
Ardbeg Uigeadail (54.2% abv) – 30ml
Ardbeg Corryvreckan (57.1% abv) – 30ml
Ardbeg 8 Year Old For Discussion (50.8% abv) – 30ml
Ardbeg Ardcore (46% abv) – 30ml
Ardbeg Fermutation 13 Year Old (49.4abv) – 30ml
Ardbeg 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt (46% abv) – 15ml