A virtual toast to Dads - Bunnahabhain Father's Day Virtual Tasting



Bunnahabhain Virtual Whisky Tasting with Brand Ambassador Mike Brisebois

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00.

Experience the taste and Sound of Islay as Bunnahabhain Brand Ambassador, Mike Brisebois guides you through Bunnahabhain Distillery's award-winning drams. From the gentle, un-peated dram that is Bunnahabhain 12, to the very limited release of the Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish, let your senses journey to Bunnahabhain on an interactive experience that you will never forget.

Attendees will be tasting six expressions including the Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish!

Registered attendees will have the whisky samples shipped to their homes and can then tune in with Mike for a guided tasting. 

About the Bunnahabhain 1997 Palo Cortado Cask Finish

Having spent the first 19 years of its life, slowly mellowing by the sea in traditional oak whisky casks, this delectable Bunnahabhain was selected by our expert team, as the perfect whisky for finishing in these rare Palo Cortado casks.  For almost two years, this Limited Release was enriched by the casks that once matured this quite unusual Sherry.

The samples included in this virtual tasting will be;

  • Bunnahabhain Stiùireadair
  • Bunnahabhain 12
  • Bunnahabhain 18
  • Bunnahabhain French Brandy Cask Finish (Limited Release)
  • Bunnahabhain Palo Cortado Cask Finish (Limited Release)
  • Bunnahabhain Toiteach a Dha 

**samples will be 0.5 oz each **

About Mike Brisebois 

Mike’s passion for whisky began fifteen years ago when he tasted that magical first drop of single malt Scotch. The magical flavors locked inside that special bottle caught his attention!

It all flourished from there. Mike began his whisky journey, venturing into all aspects of history locked within this traditional spirit. With being seen as a source of timeless knowledge by the vibrant members of Canada’s whisky community, Mike founded a whisky club, was a Judge for the Canadian Whisky Awards and after numerous tastings he found his calling to be a Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador.

The Whisky Explorer was born.

A little over five years ago he had his first taste of Bunnahabhain. The explosion of flavors sparked his curiosity for the iconic helmsman and the brand. In true explorer fashion he set out on his latest whisky adventure!

Today, Mike travels Canada from coast to coast, spreading his love and passion for Bunnahabhain, Deanston and the treasure trove of Tobermory whiskies. 

Upon first meeting Mike, his boundless passion for these spirits and the men and women who create them shines as bright as a lighthouse on the stormy Scottish seas.

Mike’s first pilgrimage to Scotland was in the spring of 2016. His fondest memories are of enjoying a dram of Bunnahabhain 18 year old while overlooking the ‘Sound of Islay’. Mindfully sipping, all the while enthralled in the crashing of the ocean waves upon the shores of the island of Islay, nestled on the banks of the Bunnahabhain distillery.

What you can expect from him?

“A Whisky Explorer at heart, and fountain of whisky knowledge. I am often found regaling guests with stories of the people behind the whisky, those who dedicate their lives to the creation of the perfect dram.”

Follow Mike's adventures on Instagram @TheWhiskyExplorer   

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When and Where

2020 Women & Whisky
Saturday February 8 and 15, 2020
Kildare House, 323 Chapel St, Ottawa

2020 Masterclasses
Femmes et Whisky
le samedi 8 et 15 février 2020
La Maison Kildare, située au 323, rue Chapel, Ottawa

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