The Glenlivet Pairing Dinner

Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 18:45

Speyside, an area in the Scottish Highlands centered around the River Spey. Wild and remote, the Glenlivet valley lies approximately 900 feet above sea level and sits in the shadow of The Cairngorm Mountain Region. It’s a perfect location, with its temperate climate and pristine water sources, for producing and maturing whisky. Since before distillation in the Highlands was even legal George Smith was producing his signature malt.

This year Brand Ambassador Keith Trusler will be bringing The Glenlivet Pairing Dinner home to the renowned Bluewater Cafe in the heart of Yaletown, the restaurant at which he tended bar for many years. Chef Frank Pabst and Keith Trusler have created and elegant and bold seafood menu to pair beautifully with The Glenlivet classic range as well as some new expressions from this iconic Speyside distillery. The evening is sure to delight the senses and challenge the conventions of whisky and food pairing in the beautiful private dining area of one of Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants.

Jack Daniel's Night of Dixieland Jazz

The Blarney Stone 216 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1, Canada
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 19:00

Come and join the legendary Jack Daniel's Brand Ambassador Gerry Jobe as he guides attendees through a private tasting of the entire line up of the most famous Tennessee whiskey in the world. The 5th Annual "Jack Daniel's Night of Dixieland Jazz" will feature a different JD custom paired with a delicious course meant to tantalize every part of your palate. With tasting notes, the history of JD, and secret stories from the distillery itself, this event will be a lot of fun. Guests will be listening to live dixieland jazz music performed by the Dixieland Jazz Band. This event is always thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests. Delicious food, live music, entertaining stories and an education of the rich history of one of the most iconic brands in the world.

Read More:

Luxury Malt Investors Series Tasting

Salty Tounge via The Irish Heather 210 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 19:30

JUST ADDED: Glenfiddich just confirmed they are sending a bottle of Snow Phoenix for this tasting. This event is PREMIUM!
Believe it or not whisky is not just for drinking anymore. In the past decade, the market for rare and collectible whisky has exploded. Interested in learning how to start your ‘Whisky Fund’. Hopscotch along with Glenfiddich and The Balvenie would like to invite you to join us for a Luxury Malt Investors Series Masterclass. National Brand Ambassador and the 2016 recipient of Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Ambassador of the Year will lead in a discussion of some of Glenfiddich’s and The Balvenie’s most treasured and collectible Single Malts. We will be sampling the Glenfiddich Original, Glenfiddich 21 Year Old and Glenfiddich 26 Year Old along with The Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood , The Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Barrel and The Balvenie 30 Year Old. Beth will also be bringing along some surprises direct from the distilleries. This will be an evening to ‘invest’ in. Guests at this event will also enjoy delicious Charcuterie platters. For reference only, the average price of each bottle at this tasting is $1000

Masters Of Whisky

Salty Tounge via The Irish Heather 210 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 20:00

Our 3rd Annual "Masters of Whisky" is back. This event has recently become one of the most popular events as part of the Hopscotch Festival and sells out quickly. This event is where the true whisky connoisseur can come, taste and learn about some of the finest and rarer drams available in BC. Over the past two years, guests at this event have sampled The Macallan Ruby, Glenlivet 21, Johnnie Walker Blue, Octomore by Bruichladdich, Hedonism, The Glenlivet 21, Glenmorangie 18, Wild Turkey Diamond, Mortlach 18, Dalmore 15. As you can see, each bottle has a price tag of at least $200 to purchase! This year we will have some very special treats so come and taste what makes these whiskies so special. This is the ultimate gift as well and will last 90-120mins.

The Johnnie Walker Dinner

Wildebeest 120 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8, Canada
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 19:00

Welcome to the Johnnie Walker Experience at Wildebeest Restaurant. Join Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador, Joel Virginillo, as he takes you on a journey through the Johnnie Walker family of scotches, Red, Black, Gold, Platinum and Blue. Joel will combines his experiences with Johnnie Walker, explains the nuances that make each Johnnie Walker label so unique and special, while pairing it with the chef’s custom meal. Wildebeest has unabashedly adventurous, yet simple cooking at its finest, in an intimate long table dining experience. It’s sure to be a night to remember.

The Classic Malts Pairing Dinner

Boulevard @ The Sutton Place 845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K7, Canada
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 19:00

If there were ever an all-star team in the realm of Scotch, it would surely include Lagavulin, Oban, Talisker, Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie and Glenkinchie on the roster. These whiskies over their several hundred year (combined) history have continuously proven themselves to be some of the most delicious and interesting Scotch brands available. At this custom pairing dinner, we are bringing in the old, rich history of these whiskies with the unreal flavours of the fare from Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, at the Sutton Place Hotel, redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style. So, to reiterate, 100% top quality scotch custom paired with 100% top quality food. This is going to be amazing! This event will be hosted by one of the most renowned gentleman in the whisky industry the 36-year whisky veteran and ex-Master Distiller Mike Nicolson.

Vancouver Craft Brewery & Distillery Tour

Canada Place 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 13:00

Have you ever wondered why 'drink local' has become such a popular catch phrase? Not sure if craft beverages have what it takes to entice your sophisticated palate? Join this event and allow us to help you get the answers to these questions and many more! We're positive that after you join our Vancouver Craft Brewery and Distillery Tour you'll be coming back for more of these delicious libations. And, hey, it's the perfect way to enhance your overall Hopscotch experience! Along with your beer geek tour guide you'll visit two craft breweries in the Vancouver area. We'll show you how beer is made and what all the fuse is about with our beer here in Vancouver. The fun doesn't stop there as we'll head out to a craft distillery too! You'll see just what goes into making locally crafted spirits that contend with the worlds top brands. So leave the keys at home and let us do the driving. We'll take care to ensure you get the best a local deserves! The tour includes your Beer Geek Tour Guide. Round trip transportation on the Hopscotch Express from 999 Canada Place Way. Beverage samples at all three venues and two behind the scenes tours. Drinking water is also included on the express between each of the venues.

The Great Whisky Smoke

The Business In Vancouver Tent Vancouver
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 15:00

There is nothing better than a full afternoon of live music, food, the most premium of American Bourbon and Single Barrel whiskies, craft beer, cigars and overall sensory excitement. The Great Whisky Smoke, now in its 9th year, is not an event to be missed. It is the ultimate all-inclusive ticket. Presented by Business In Vancouver and Only Heart Spirits, The Great Whisky Smoke allows guests to enjoy several different types of America's highest end bourbon whiskies, right from our neighboring state of Washington as well as a Single Barrel from Brooklyn, NY. During the event, guests will enjoy two cigars... the Asylum 13 and Gran Habano - both highly rated and regarded brands. Once the event finishes, guests are escorted through the backdoor of the Grand Tasting Hall for first, no-line access to Saturday Night's Grand Tasting Hall. Each ticket includes 4 whisky samples (from distilleries such as 2BAR, Chukanut, Kings County and Wishkah River), an allotment of beer samples, delicious catered food, two premium cigars, admission to the Grand Tasting Hall (Your Great Whisky Smoke Ticket INCLUDES your Grand Tasting Hall Ticket), coat check, and 5 free tasting tokens.