Toronto 2012

The world’s greatest celebration of the whiskies, Whisky Live Toronto, now in its seventh year, is Canada’s whisky tasting event of the year, bringing the celebration of whisky to Toronto in Constitution Hall, North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Whisky Live Toronto is the international celebration of whisky, bringing all the whiskies of the world together under one roof. Whisky Live prides itself on bringing together the finest whiskies, great food and a range of education and entertainment to make learning about whisky both fun and stimulating. Whether you are a whisky enthusiast an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a day out that offers you something different Whisky Live has something for everyone.

Whisky Live gives you the unique opportunity to sample the greatest whiskies in the world, whilst mingling with the producers and distillers, marketeers and visitor centre staff, all under one roof. In addition to learning about the world of whisky, you will be able to sample rare and sought-after whiskies and meet the stars of the industry.

With great food, masterclasses and much more, Whisky Live is a great day out and a memorable experience.

A collection of over 100 of the finest Scotches, Bourbons and whiskies from around the world

Ticket Options

Friday 12th October, VIP Ticket 4pm to 10pm. $99 (at the door price is $109)

Includes Whisky Live Glencairn tasting glass, show guide, 10 vouchers, gourmet food and a 1year subscription to Whisky Magazine.

Friday 12th October, Standard Ticket, 6.30pm to 10pm. $65 (at the door price is $75)

Including Whisky Live Glencairn tasting glass, show guide, 6 vouchers and gourmet food.

Please note last pour will be at 9.40pm

Vouchers are exchanged for drinks and more vouchers can be bought at the show for a value of $2.00 each.


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Corporate Tickets

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Masterclass Schedule - Tickets on sale now

Tutored tastings of around 50 with the Brand Ambassador taking you through the range of expressions.

Entrance ticket is required to purchase and attend a masterclass.

MC1: 5:45 - 6:45pm

Premium class with Whisky Magazine Canadian Contributing Editor, Davin de Kergommeaux

Join Whisky Magazine contributing editor and recognized whisky expert, Davin de Kergommeaux, on a journey around the world of whisky. Sample high-quality single malts, bourbon and Canadian whiskies and learn how each derives its signature flavours and particular nuances. Entertaining and informative.

MC2: 7:00 - 8:00pm


Discover the new variants from the House of Johnnie Walker!

Join Stuart Brown, Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador on a journey of the House of Johnnie Walker, the world Number 1 Scotch Whisky. Savor the new Johnnie Walker Platinum Label, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, and Cardhu Single Malt 12 yo along with the other exciting variants. Appreciate the heritage and the Big Bold Flavours of Johnnie Walker that started almost 200 years ago and a journey that continues today.

Keep Walking.

MC3: 8:30 - 9:30pm (NEW TIME CHANGE from 8:15pm)

Classic Malts Return

Join us on a journey of Scotland savouring the Single malts from the different regions of Scotland!

Experience the newly returned Silky Smooth “Cardhu” with Scotch Expert, Stuart Brown as he leads the tasting of the Single Malt Scotch Whiskies that display a unique diversity of provenance, heritage and taste.

MC4: 6:45 - 7:45pm

Wiser's Canadian Whiskey - A Legacy of Uncompromising Quality

Join Master Blender, Don Livermore PhD, on a journey with one of Canada's oldest and most revered whiskies, Wiser's. Through this tutored tasting, Don will share the heritage and tradition of Canadian whisky production featuring the uncompromising quality of Wiser's Deluxe, Small Batch, Legacy and the esteemed 18 Years Old.

MC5: 8:00 - 9:00pm

The Glenlivet Legacy

Experience the smooth flowing spirit of The Glenlivet, the definitive Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, in the company of International Brand Ambassador, Alex Robertson, and discover the legacy of our visionary founder, George Smith, through five award winning whiskies that prove Age Matters.

MC6: 5:30 - 6:30pm

Highland Park

It is fascinating to consider how the early licensed distilleries survived despite the considerable obstacles of their remote locations. They survived because of exceptional quality and individuality of their spirits. Join us and experience the full rich flavour from the Isle of Orkney.

Tasting Booths

Whisky Live Toronto gives visitors the unique opportunity to sample some of the greatest whiskies in the world. At the same time you mingle with producers, independent bottlers and brand ambassadors, can ask those questions you have always wanted to ask and hear the answers from the heart of the industry.


Argo - Warner Bros. Pictures Canada

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Via Allegro Ristorante



More about ARGO

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the full scope of which was unknown by the public for decades.

Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck.”), Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney (“Syriana”).

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

“Argo” also stars Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), Oscar® winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), and John Goodman (“Trouble With the Curve”). The main cast also includes Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.

Affleck directed the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape,” by Joshuah Bearman.

David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King and Tim Headington are the executive producers, with Amy Herman co-producing.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“Brokeback Mountain”), production designer Sharon Seymour (“The Town”); Oscar®-nominated editor William Goldenberg (“Seabiscuit,” “The Insider”); and Oscar®-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Social Network,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”). The music is composed by four-time Oscar® nominee Alexandre Desplat (“The King’s Speech,” “The Queen”).

Filming on “Argo” was accomplished in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Istanbul.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with GK Films, a Smokehouse Pictures production, “Argo.”

Opening nationwide on October 12, 2012, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

More about TILTED KILT

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is more than just a restaurant, and so much more than a sports bar. Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends. We offer a delicious, mouth-watering menu, more than 30 draft and bottled beers to choose from and an extensive spirit selection. All this, plus year-round, nonstop pro and college sports action on all of our HD screens.

Of course, there’s also our World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls.™ Beautiful and ever so friendly, everyone is eager to put a smile on your face and an ice cold beer in your hand. So, when you’re in the mood for fine Pub food and cold beers, visit us at the Tilted Kilt The Esplanade.

Everyone agrees that “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”®

Tilted Kilt The Esplanade38 The Esplanade

Toronto, ON M5E 1A5



Sample vouchers are the event’s currency and enable you to sample the varied selection of whiskies available at the show. You receive a number of vouchers as part of your entrance ticket (10 for VIP and 6 for Standard); additional vouchers can be purchased from the Whisky Magazine stand in the show at a cost of $2.00 each. You will require between 1 to 3 vouchers for each sample, depending on the age and rarity of the Whisky (at the exhibitors discretion).

Directions to the MTCC

The show will take place in Constitution Hall in the North Building of the MTCC.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

North Building

255 Front Street



M5V 2W6

This fully-accessible, barrier free building is found at 255 Front Street West, between the InterContinental Toronto Centre to the east and the CN Tower and Rogers Centre to the west.

You can access the North Building through the main entrance doors on Front Street, or from the east via the Skywalk, a glass-enclosed access-way from Union Station and mass transit.



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