Saturday, May 02, 2009
Last year around this time I told you about "a whisky lover's dream," The Spirit of Toronto.
This is a celebration of the water of life (whisky, whiskey, scotch whisky, and congnac) with over 100 drops to try, dozens of exhibitors, live jazz, a killer cocktail bar, a cigar lounge (outside), and ten truly excellent masterclasses, including local maverick John Hall leading folks through creations from Forty Creek, Dave Broom taking whisky lovers to some silent stills/closed distilleries, Mike Nicolson relaying his stories from the ten+ distilleries he worked at while sharing drops from a handful, and many more.
Spirit of Toronto
Friday May 8, 2009
Roy Thompson Hall
Yes, ticket prices have gone up by ten bucks both advance and at the door this year, but the event is worth every penny in that it allows the subjects of Totalitario to enjoy spirits of their choosing without coupon-per-serving systems used by other festivals, perhaps proving that the citizen CAN control their liquor intake and perhaps do not need the state to interfere in selecting what they can and cannot drink.
It will no doubt be a great event and the only thing of its kind in 2009.
Attend. Enjoy. Say "hi".