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!