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Interested in learning about great whiskies? The difference between a malt and a blend, a 12 or 21 year old whisky? At the 2017 Games, we will be offering four unique and separate whisky sessions for the beginner to the connoisseur, hosted by whisky experts and surrounded by the sights & sounds of a Scottish Highland games. 

Whisky School Director Bill Diamond is planning a wonderful whisky experience with a limited number of seats at four sessions. As in 2016, school will be in session all afternoon, but get your tickets early. Tickets available after March 15.

  1. Scottish Whiskies ($25)
  2. Irish Whiskies ($25)
  3.  Whiskies of the World: Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan ($25)
  4. Premium Tasting ($40)

Seating is limited to 30 per session. 

Connect on Twitter (@BCHighlandGames) or Facebook for updates.   (Guests must be 19 years or older)

12:30 pm – Scottish Whiskies ($25)

The first written mention of Scotch whisky is in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, 1495. All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century.[2] Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called "vatted malt" or "pure malt"), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. (source: Wikipedia)

Canada's Glen Breton Rare

Host & Whiskies: TBA


1:30 pm – Irish Whiskies ($25)

Host & Whiskies: TBA
The Irish may have been the first distillers in the British Isles and, for a brief period in the 19th century, Irish whiskey reigned supreme over its Scottish rival. Boom was followed by bust – and near extinction – but today the good times are back, with distilleries popping up all over the Emerald Isle.

2:30 pm – Whiskies of the World - Canada, Japan, Australia, Taiwan ($25) 

Take a walk around a world of great single malt whiskies, from Canada to the far east. An experience for any fan of great whiskies.

Host & whiskies: TBA


3:30 pm – Premium Whiskies ($40)

Host & whiskies: TBA
Bill Diamond is promising a stellar lineup of unique and memorable premium whiskies for the true single malt aficionado. More details on what will be offered coming soon. 

*Note: Whiskies subject to change, based on availability.