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Benromach Distillery with Richard Urquhart – Starry Night Virtual Whisky Festival | November 28, 2021 at 2pm MT (Virtual Event)

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 Sunday, November 28,  2021 for a premium virtual whisky tasting experience .  Richard Urquhart – Head of Sale Americas will join us and will take guests through this premium tasting from Benromach Distillery.

Richard Urquhart, Head of Sales Americas

Richard Urquhart, is a 4th generation family member of the famous Urquhart family of Gordon & Macphail, renowned for selecting, maturing, and bottling some of the world’s finest and rarest single malt Scotch whiskies. Established in 1895, Gordon & Macphail is owned and managed by the third and fourth generation of the Urquhart family.

Alongside an unrivalled knowledge of Scottish single malts and passion for matching spirit with oak, the Urquhart family held a long-standing ambition to own a distillery. This desire became a reality in 1993 with the purchase of the Benromach Distillery on the outskirts of Forres, just twelve miles from the steps of the shop in Elgin. Five years of careful and deliberate re-equipping, Benromach Distillery was officially reopened by HRH Prince Charles in 1998.

The Line Up

  • Benromach Organic (43% abv) – 30ml
  • Benromach 10 Year Old (43% abv) – 30ml
  • Benromach 15 Year Old (43% abv) – 30ml
  • Benromach 21 Year Old (43% abv) – 30ml
  • Benromach Heritage 45 Years Old (42.1% abv) – 15ml
  • Benromach Peat Smoke (46% abv) – 30ml
  • Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2009 Batch 4 (57.2% abv) – 30ml

Email invitation and zoom link will be sent out prior to event via email used at check-out. Tasting packs are final sale. No discounts can be applied to the tasting packs.

Local pick ups will receive emails when orders are ready for pick up.
Tasting packs will be ready for pick-up/delivery on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Gordon & MacPhail Distillery with Richard Urquhart – Starry Night Virtual Whisky Festival | November 28, 2021 at 5pm MT (Virtual Event)

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 Sunday, November 28,  2021 for a premium virtual whisky tasting experience .  Richard Urquhart – Head of Sale Americas will join us and will take guests through this premium tasting from Gordon & MacPhail Distillery.

Richard Urquhart, Head of Sales Americas

Richard Urquhart, is a 4th generation family member of the famous Urquhart family of Gordon & Macphail, renowned for selecting, maturing, and bottling some of the world’s finest and rarest single malt Scotch whiskies. Established in 1895, Gordon & Macphail is owned and managed by the third and fourth generation of the Urquhart family.

Alongside an unrivalled knowledge of Scottish single malts and passion for matching spirit with oak, the Urquhart family held a long-standing ambition to own a distillery. This desire became a reality in 1993 with the purchase of the Benromach Distillery on the outskirts of Forres, just twelve miles from the steps of the shop in Elgin. Five years of careful and deliberate re-equipping, Benromach Distillery was officially reopened by HRH Prince Charles in 1998.

The Line Up

  • Linkwood 15 Year Old (43% abv) – 30ml
  • Mortlach 15 Year Old (46% abv) – 30ml
  • Ledaig 2008 12 Year Old Hermitage Finish (45% abv) – 30ml
  • Glenrothes 1988 30 Year Old (58.5% abv) – 30ml
  • Benrinnes 1990 30 Year Old (55.1% abv) – 30ml
  • Linkwood 1967 50 Year Old (42.4% abv) – 15ml
  • Glen Grant 1962 56 Year Old Archives (54.6% abv) – 15ml

Email invitation and zoom link will be sent out prior to event via email used at check-out. Tasting packs are final sale. No discounts can be applied to the tasting packs.

Local pick ups will receive emails when orders are ready for pick up.
Tasting packs will be ready for pick-up/delivery on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

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Robert Burns Tasting Pack – January 25, 2022 | 7pm

Sharing a family tree with Robert Burns – Join our very own Peter Burns for an exclusive virtual tasting from the comfort of your home on January 25, 2022 at 7pm.

Celebrate one of Scotland’s iconic sons, Robert Burns, with a virtual tasting of seven terrific scotch whiskies, in memory of the Scottish bard.

Hosted by Craft Cellars Whisky and Spirits Manager, Pete Burns. Originally from Glasgow, Pete is always happy to share the knowledge and insights he has aquired over his time in the industry. His experience spans 17 years and includes roles at: Scotland’s oldest whisky retailer; Scotch Whisky Auctions; and Douglas Laing & Co. In early 2018, Pete moved to Alberta to work with specialist spirits importer – Craftwork Spirits before joining Craft Cellars in June 2020.

The Lineup (7 x 30ml)

  • Edradour 13 Year Old 2007 Bourbon Cask (59.1% abv)
  • Royal Brackla 13 Year Old 2007 Artist Collective 4.5 (48% abv)
  • Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Limited Edition (46% abv)
  • Mortlach 2010 11 Year Old Sherry Cask – Signatory (57.8% abv)
  • A.D. Rattray Tobermory 2008 12 Year Old (57.8% abv)
  • Laphroaig Lore (48% abv)
  • Islay Violets 33 Year Old Single Malt (46.2% abv)