In a province where one in six New Brunswickers claim direct Scottish ancestry, it is no wonder Canada’s oldest whisky festival is celebrated here. It’s not too late to head up to Fredericton today and sample some wonderful single malts. The Alcool NB Liquor and the Whisky Tasting Society will present the 14th annual NB Spirits Festival kicking off today, November 21 and running through the 23rd featuring 150 of the world’s finest single malts, blended scotches, ports, sherries, rums, gins and liqueurs.
Taking place at the Delta Fredericton, the program includes seminars, special tastings and nosing sessions hosted by some of the world’s leading authorities on premium spirits.
Returning to the festival for the third time, whisky expert Martine Nouet of Bowmore on Islay will host a three-course food and whisky pairing lunch. That event is sold out, as is the Balvenie tasting – with four incredible malt whiskies – but there’s still room at The Macallan Workshop on Friday, November 23.
In addition to tasting top whiskies and spirits, participants can sample some delicious New Brunswick products at the Festival Showcase on November 23 at 8 PM, including Atlantic Smoked Salmon, New Brunswick Oysters, Winegarden Liqueurs and Cocagne Chocolates.
And almost any night of the year, Frank Scott will pour you one of the 200 plus single malts and premium blends he serves at The Lunar Rogue Pub which continues to be named to Whiskey Magazine’s “Great Whiskey Bars of the World.”