Well, after an absolutely insanely busy yet most fun March, I am taking the last week of March and the first week of April to relax, reset and recoup. On vacation from work, and working on some interesting and big things in the DarkCloud world.
In April there is a huge event I am very proud to be part of.
This of course is the Drams 4 Fams Festival.
April 21 & 22, 2023 in Edmonton AB
This is a very cool event that was started years ago by my buddy Travis (who also created this charitable movement) as a way to pay it forward from the whisky community to help those a little less fortunate.
Two day event, with the Friday night featuring a number of masterclasses spread out at various venues across the Edmonton area being hosted by different brands featuring their bottles for tastings.
The Saturday start with a lunch hosted at The Bothy and features Leopold Bros Whiskey.
That is followed by a Masterclass at Hansen Distillery co-hosted by yours truly. This will include a full tour of the distillery followed by a tasting in the stillhouse right beside the stills that made the products you will be sipping. This is the only 100% Local event for the weekend and the lineup for the tasting includes more than just whisky but also a few never before tasted products being released from Hansen. Tickets are almost gone but if there is any left when you read this, follow the link below.
The evening of Saturday will be the Main event tasting where all the brands will be featured in a formal setting and et a chance to talk about themselves for the attendees. This main event, unfortunately is sold out, which is not a bad thing in anyway unless you were hoping to attend.
I am so very proud and excited to be a part of this event and look forward to seeing everyone and especially all the people travelling from out of town to attend.
This is a huge part of the whisky community locally and there will be many stand alone events tied into Drams 4 Fams in the future as well.
Other events to keep an eye out for are
Newly announced return of the Banff Whisky Experience festival in December
DarkCloud Single Grain tasting (one will be in person locally and another virtually for people across Canada)
Future TBD dates of Chartier Restaurant Sunday Spirits Club
Whisky and their Influences Tasting TBD