The world of whiskey comes to Cornwall for a second year

Andrzej Terrence, Special to TC Media
The world of whiskey comes to Cornwall for a second year
Bill Somersville

CORNWALL, Ontario – “We’ve created a world here and the world has come!” said Ian Bentley, organizer of the Wonderful World of Whiskey show.

This weekend brought more than 500 people to the Nav Centre for the second annual Wonderful World of Whiskey on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2018.

People came from all over to try close to 175 different whiskeys from around Canada and the world.

To start the show guests to the event are educated on the different kinds of whiskeys at masterclasses that are presented by the most knowledgable whiskey connoisseurs.

Each class is about understanding the different types of whiskey by tasting half an ounce of five different expressions.

With ten masterclasses throughout the day patrons are able to experience a wide variety of types and brands of whiskey.

Then at seven the show begins with tastings and viewings of whiskeys from around the world.

“Every table is a different country and we are only going to grow from here,” explained Ian Bentley, who organized the event.

Not only whiskey was showcased, Executive Chef Luc McCabe created a fantastic line up of food including two wild boars and a deer.

“At the end of the day we want this to be an education; we want people to learn about this amazing liquid,” said Bentley.

Representing Scotland, Bill Somerville the brand ambassador for Gordon and Macphail featured numerous award winning bottles of Benromach.

The crafter can make special batches like organic whiskey that goes for close to 99$ a bottle.

“We have created something pretty unique here for year two and the goal now is to grow!” said Bentley.

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