We had a chance to attend last years “A Dram Come True” whisky tasting, part of the Vancouver Writer’s Festival. I’m not sure what has justified the increase in price from $75 to $100 this year, but I can say we had a great time last year. The tasting is on Friday, June 4th, but as I write this there are still tickets remaining. Event details below:
The Vancouver International Writers Festival presents the eighth annual A Dram Come True single malt scotch whisky sampling.
Enjoy the superb, complex flavours of a variety of rare and distinguished single malts. Rare malts and other select items will be available at auction. Scotch experts will be on hand to enhance the experience.
Once such rare scotch available in the silent auction is a bottle of Members’s Legacy Caperdonich 1967, a dram regarded as one of the most extraordinary batches of malt of all time. It rates 96 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Own this extra special treasure that you can’t buy off the shelf.
And, to whet your palate, here’s a sampler of the 18 scotches that will available for tasting: from Tullibardine Distillery’s vintage casks, both a Tullibardine 1993 Sauterne Cask and a Tullibardine 1988 will be featured, along with a Speyside Mortlach 1990 Sherry Cask, and from Islay a Laphroaig 1999.
Chat with scotch experts while you enjoy delicious and distinguished single malts. The silent auction will feature: Member’s Legacy Caperdonich 1967, The Arran Malt Single Malt, Amrut Cask Strength Indian Single Malt, Bruichladdich Organic Single Malt 2003, Balvenie 12 year old “Double Wood” finish, Dewar Rattry Cask Collection 14 year old, Laphroaig Single Malt 1999, Glenfarclas Single Malt, and Murray McDavid Vancouver Club Special Bottling. Signed first edition books include Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving, Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, One on One by Peter Mansbridge, and many other select items.
Friday, June 4, 2010
7:30pm – 10:00pm
in a Shaughnessy heritage home
(location will be provided upon ticket purchase)