Immaculate Conception: A Whiskey Dinner

’tis the season to drink a lot of whiskey… GOOD whiskey.
December 8th 2009 marks a very special evening.

The Refinery and Cask Strength present “Immaculate Conception” an evening dedicated to joys of whiskey and food.
Similar to the Whiskey 101 classes that local aficionado Andrew Starritt is known for, this event will combine Andrew’s unique talent in sourcing some of the most obscure whiskies (five for this event), while Refinery Chef Michael Carter creates a 5 course menu using whiskey in thoughtful ways. We will begin the evening with an award-winning whiskey cocktail by Refinery’s General Manager & Mixologist, Lauren Mote. This event is not for the faint-at-heart. There will be bundles of whiskey consumption, a sensory-overload, and a huge educational component. We will be starting promptly at 7:30p. Don’t miss out on the line up below, especially because none are available in BC!

Whiskies being featured:

Bulleit Bourbon
Glendullan – Soft, buttered shortbread, floral, but with malty weight. Very complex and custard all the way through.

Benrinnes 15yo – Ripe sherry notes, perfectly aged, slurpy sultanas and Christmas cake. Pipe tobacco? Lively though sublime

Glen Scotia 17 yo – Peaches – apricots and vanilla, nutty and a little dry on the finish

Springbank 10yo Port – God huge port influence, something oily and maritime though. A little salt around the edges, but dominated by big rich port. Raisins, chocolate. Great mouth feel and coats the roof of your mouth then slowly retreats.

McCarthy’s – WOW! Stunning for a 3 yo – Peaty and some smoke, not as heavy as the Scottish Islay malts, but is big and chewy. Earthy, musty and unruly on the palate – but all in a beautiful way!

Lagavulin 16 – What else can be said that hasn’t. Huge peat, iodine, smoke and even some fishy tar??? Huge complexity and endless finish.

Tickets are now available with a credit card at The Refinery, either in person or by email.
$100 ticket
Subject: “Immaculate Conception”

The Refinery
1115 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC

Brought to you by:

Cask Strength
The Refinery Market-Style-Eatery
Poivre Media Co.
Bulleit Bourbon
Diageo Canada Inc.

About Lauren Mote

Lauren has been an intricate part of the food industry for many years. Whether it’s behind the bar, in the kitchen, tasting and learning about wine, or sitting with her laptop writing food stories and reviews at the local coffee house, it was clear at an early age that Lauren’s professional and personal life would be completely consumed by the joy and passion of edibles.
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