Whiskies Being Acquired for WhiskyFete 2015!

Whiskies Being Acquired for WhiskyFete 2015!

These are some of the whiskies that have been acquired so far for the next WhiskyFete!


Bowmore 1989 – (23 years old) Aged entirely in a Port cask; 1 of 12,000 bottles
Bruichladdich Cuvée 640 (21 years old)
Bruichladdich Cuvée 382 (21 years old)
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength 20 years old. – 60% abv; limited edition of 4,000 bottles
G & M Balblair 1991 – Finished in a Crozes-Hermitage red wine cask; rich fruity flavour
G & M Craigellachie 1991 – No official bottlings from this Speyside distillery
G & M Ledaig 1993 (19 years old) – Finished for 40 months in Saint-Joseph wine casks
G & M Pittyvaich 1993 – Silent Still; closed in 1993. Matured in a refill sherry hogshead
D. Laing Highland Park 28 years old – Cask strength at 48.% abv; only 133 bottles were released
D. Laing Bunnahabhain 20 years old
D. Laing Aberlour 25 years old – Only 88 bottles were released!
D. Laing Allt A’Bhainne 21 years old.- Cask #10035; 1 of 332 bottles released
D. Laing Linkwood 18 years old – Only 328 bottles released
D. Laing Tamnavulin Sherry 25 years old – Refill sherry butt; 1 of 302 bottles
The Dalmore 18 years old – 14 yrs in American oak; 3 yrs in Matusalem sherry butt; 1 yr sherry butt
Speyburn 25 years old – World Whiskies Awards 2012: Best Highland & Best Highland 21 yrs and over

Whisky Ambassador Interview

Watch the interview with our Whisky Ambassador- Richard Urquhart!


Richard Urquhart Interview


Richard Urquhart

Guest of Honour

Steve MacLean

The St Andrew’s Society of Montreal is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven MacLean with his wife Nadine Wielgopolski will be attending WhiskyFête as Guests of Honour.

Whisky Ambassador

Richard Urquhart

WhiskyFete is pleased to announce the participation of Richard Urquhart of Gordon & MacPhail at WhiskyFete 2014!

Early Bird Draw Jan 6th

Purchase your Whiskyfete tickets before January 6th and your name will be entered into a draw
One night for two, in a Deluxe suite,
at the
St. Sulpice Hotel, Montreal
Valid until April 30, 2014, depending on availability and excluding legal holidays.
a $100 certificate for the Sinclair restaurant . No restrictions.
This draw is closed to all members of the Whiskyfete Organizing Committee and the Committee for the Mc Gill Chair in Canadian- Scottish Studies

Prize provided courtesy of
The Planner

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WhiskyFete 2014

We are pleased to announce that the second annual WhiskyFete will be held on the 21st of February 2014 at the University Club.  More details will be posted as they become available.

WhiskyFete 2013



On February 22, 2013, 150 distinguished Montrealers and members of the St. Andrew’s Society gathered at the University Club for WHISKYFETE 2013.  This inaugural (first annual) event showcased fine and rare Scottish whiskies, traditional Scottish foods and outstanding highland dancing and piping.


The event raised $38,500 towards the Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies currently being created at McGill University.


The Guest of Honour was none other than the Honorable Ken Dryden and we were delighted that McGill principal Dr. Heather Munro-Blum was able to join us.


A picture tells 1,000 words and you’ll find plenty of photos of the event at the website of the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal here:   http://photos.standrews.qc.ca/5964908.


As well as the dazzling collection of whiskies being poured by distillery representatives who guided guests through the tasting experience, there was also was caviar, foie gras and snuff to sample.  Guests left with gift bags generously filled by McAuslan, Gryphon Shortbread, the McEuen Scholarship Foundation and the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal.


The WHISKYFETE 2013 organizing committee was comprised of Peter McAuslan, Bruce Bolton, Brian MacKenzie, Gillian Leitch, Chareen Dias, Peggy Regan, Kirk Johnstone, Dave MacLeod, Nicholas Synnott, Brian McQueenie, Theresa McGoldrick and Margo Pollock.  We are particularly grateful to Brian and Theresa who are the two halves of OUIDRAM and who selected and acquired the whiskies and provided wisdom and sage counsel all along the way. McGill students Rebbeca Dowd, Sarah Dowd, Shannon Conway and David McLeod welcomed guests and sold raffle tickets.

“Scotch Drink”,  by Robbie Burns

“Scotch Drink”, by Robbie Burns

Excerpt of “Scotch Drink”

Let other poets raise a fracas
‘Bout vines, an’ wines, an’ drucken Bacchus
An’ crabbit names an’ stories wrack us
An’ grate our lug
I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us
In glass or jug

O thou, my Muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro’ wimplin worms thou jink
Or, richly brown, ream owre the brink
In glorious faem
Inspire me, till I lisp an’ wink
To sing thy name!