Thursday, November 3, 2011


Frank Biskuek of Glenlivet raises a bottle

A Willow Park staff member sporting tartan for the evening - so apropos

Wayne Henuset co-chairman of the evening and owner of Willow Park Wines and Spirits introducing the whisky principals

Whisky Principals (from left to right): Frank Biskeuk, Andy Hogan, Jenny Karlson, Ashok Chokalingam, Joanne Brown, Mike Nicholson, Ronnie Cox, Alex Bruce and Michael Urquart

A representative from Tourism Calgary, leading the whisky principals in an oath to become honorary Calgarians

A smiling Jenny Karlson of Springbank receives her certificate and white hat from Tourism Calgary

Chefs from Rivercut catering

The chefs prepared gnocchi with melted cheese, truffle oil and bacon

Chef Nicole Gomes-Kammerer of Nicole Gourmet in the kitchen

Nicole gourmet serves up a delicious dish of creamy smoked Gruyere mashed potatoes and pork

Many displays like this one from Laphroaig featured colourful tartan

A special advance tasting was held for VIPs

Jura featuring unique branding and an interesting story

Jenny Karlson of Springbank - full of cheer

A perennial CSL favourite - Innis and Gunn. This is their highland cask offering.

Two chefs from Willow Park Golf & Country Club

Fish cakes on tortillas from the chefs at Willow Park Golf and Country Club

Silent auction items

Joanne Brown of Bruichladdich holding their vibrant bottle

A closer look at Bruichladdich

Amrut's Ashok Chokalingam

Alex Bruce of Adelphi and Marlene

The Calgary Police Service Pipe Band and Dancers

The pipers piping

Willow Park Wines and Spirits' Whisky in the Warehouse in support of the Vintage Fund kicked off with a white hat ceremony for the principals of some of whisky's most distinguished names including Ronnie Cox, director of Glenrothes, Alex Bruce of Adelphi Distillery, and Joint Managing Director of Gordon & MacPhail, Michael Urquhart. Many had travelled from around the globe to be a part of the evening's festivities. After pledging an oath led by a representative of Tourism Calgary, the group were given white hats.

Meanwhile guests made their way through three levels of the store for a one-of-a-kind whisky tasting. Lads and lasses had a wee nip o' scotch at the stations of more than 40 purveyors enjoying tastings from the brands. Chefs served up small bites, tartan adorned tables, men wore kilts and the sounds of bagpipes emanated from the stage where the Calgary police service pipe band and dancers.

Slainte Mhath!

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