The 14th annual Victoria Whisky Festival will have many in “good spirits” this weekend. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

The 14th annual Victoria Whisky Festival will have many in “good spirits” this weekend. (Nina Grossman/Black Press)

Victoria Whisky Festival kicks off this weekend

Whisky-lovers flock to Hotel Grand Pacific for weekend events and tastings

When Davin de Kergommeaux does a whisky tasting session, he doesn’t bother telling the audience the “proper” way to taste.

“If you taste whisky you’re going to do it your own way, with your own smell and your own palette,” says the Canadian Whisky Awards founder.

De Kergommeaux is a long-time whisky enthusiast and author of Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert. He founded the annual awards ceremony to celebrate Canadian whisky, which he says is some of the best in the world.

The awards presentation kicked off the 14th annual Victoria Whisky Festival running from Jan. 17-20 at Hotel Grand Pacific. Whisky-lovers experienced alchohol from around the world, enjoying tastings of whisky delicacies, new wave malts and old classics.


 

nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

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