The 25th Annual NB Spirits Festival
Events
Event Information

Specific events, presenters, timing and pricing are all subject to change. Prices are exclusive of HST and Eventbrite fees.

Tuesday, November 15th
Sold Out! The Rum Dinner by Flor de Caña

The festival is pleased to announce the 2022 Rum Dinner will sponsored by Flor de Caña and hosted by Brand Ambassador Karen Moodie.

The Rum Dinner starts at 6:00pm for pre-dinner cocktails. Assigned seating for dinner at 6:30pm. Following the dinner, Our event partner, Alcool NB Liquor will have a pop-up store in the ballroom coat check area.

$95. Limited seating. Dress: Business Casual. Your ticket includes a ride home. Ticket Info.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.

Wednesday, November 16th
Sold Out! The Whisky Dinner by Glenmorangie and Ardbeg

Martine Nouet, French gastronomy expert and whisky writer has created a special menu for this event. She matches each dish to a different single malt in order to bring out the best elements of both the food and the whisky. During the dinner Martine will explain her inspiration for each dish and entertain guests with anecdotes based on many years as the unchallenged Reine de l'alambic or The Queen of the Still.

The Whisky Dinner will start at 6:00pm for pre-dinner cocktails. Assigned seating for dinner at 6:30pm. Following the dinner, Our event partner, Alcool NB Liquor will have a pop-up store in the ballroom coat check area.

$125. Limited seating. Business Attire. Your ticket includes a ride home. Ticket Info.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.

Thursday, November 17th
The Irish Whiskey Lunch by The Busker (11:45am to 1:30pm)

A guided lunch paired with Irish Whiskey from The Busker.

$95. Limited seating. Ticket Info.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.

Sold Out! Whisky & Art: A Feast for the Senses (3:00-5:00pm)

The NB Spirits Festival is pleased to present a unique event that combines related pursuits of creativity and craft.

Join Martine Nouet as she shares her love of whisky and visual art by matching five special whiskies with masterworks from the world-class collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

She will be joined by the Gallery's Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, John Leroux, who will share the wondrous stories of the paintings with you.

This event will be held at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

$50. Ticket Info. Your ticket includes a ride home from the gallery.

Master Classes

Join Product Ambassadors and Distillers as they guide you through their incredible section of amazing spirits, whiskies and rums.

Light food and sandwiches will be available for purchase before and between the first and second sessions.

Please note that all product listings for tastings are tentative and subject to change, as some products have yet to be delivered to ANBL.

$30 each, except as noted on the Schedule page. Ticket Info. Your ticket includes a ride home.

2:00pm Master Classes
  • Almost Gone! Canadian Club: Hosted by Tish Harcus, who will be presenting 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 year old expressions of Canadian Club!
6:00pm Master Classes
  • Sold Out! Balvenie & Glenfiddich: Hosted by Jamie Johnson, who will be presenting drams from the Balvenie and Glenfiddich range.
  • Cuervo Tequila: Hosted by James Bailey, who will be presenting Jose Cuervo Tequilla offerings.
  • Flor de Caña Rum: Hosted by Karen Moodie, who will be presenting the following rums from the Flor de Caña family: Centenario 12, ECO-15, Grand Reserve 7, Centenario 25 and Centenario 18.
  • Almost Gone! Forty Creek: Hosted by Chris Thompson, who will be presenting the Forty Creek Art of the Blend, Confederation Oak, Double Barrel, Copper Bold, Foxheart and Limited Edition expressions.
  • Almost Gone! Glenfarclas: Hosted by Johanne McInnis, who will be presenting drams from Glenfarclas.
  • Almost Gone! Luxco Daviess County Bourbon: Hosted by Greg Mefford, who will be presenting American whiskeys from the Luxco portfolio, including several Daviess County whiskeys, Old Ezra 7 and Rebel Yell 10.
  • Macaloney's Island Distillery: Hosted by Dr. Graeme Macaloney. Graeme has crafted a series of classic single malts, with 4 'Canadian Best' gold medals from the prestigious World Whiskies Awards, UK (WWA), a series of triple distilled potstill whiskies (incl. WWA 'Canadian Best'), and peated single malts (incl 2 WWA 'Worlds Best' newmake-young spirit gold medals).
  • Sold Out! Redbreast and the Spots: Hosted by Pierre Mullin, who will be presenting some excellent Irish Whisky from the Midleton, Redbreast and Spot ranges.
  • Rhum Clement: Hosted by Evan McNeil, who will be presenting a categorical discussion and tasting of some of the most sought-after r(h)ums in the world. Whether you're a seasoned rum drinker or are just beginning to explore the category, you won't want to miss this r(h)um masterclass, which includes the Reserve 10, Tres Vieux XO, Vieux Select Barrel, and Vieux Grande Reserve 15 expressions from Rhum Agricole.
  • Sold Out! Uncovering Scotland's Distilleries: Hosted by our dear friend, Master of the Quaich Alan Winchester, and former Master Distiller of The Glenlivet, who will guide us on some of the long-lost distilleries of Speyside that are now being uncovered by Archeological Scotland. Enjoy a selection of drams as Alan brings the past days of distillation back to life.
7:30pm Master Classes
  • Almost Gone! Balblair & Old Pulteney: Hosted by Alex Steppacher, who will be presenting Old Pulteney 12 year old and Huddart, as well as the Balblair 12, 15 and 18 year old expressions.
  • Sold out! Basil Hayden's: Hosted by Ray Daniel, who will be presenting The Basil Hayden's 8 and 10 year old, Dark Rye, Toast and Little Book Chapter 6 expressions.
  • Sold Out! Bowmore: Hosted by James Neil, who will be presenting top notch Bowmore expressions, including the Bowmore 12 and 15 year olds, the Vault Edition 1 Atlantic Sea Salt, the Aston Martin 22 year old 2022 Release, and the Matured Timeless Series 27 year old.
  • Almost Gone! Bruichladdich - The Finishes: Hosted by Emmett Hossack. He looks forward to offering this unique Master Class of six Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée 16 Year Old whiskies: Cuvée A Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, Cuvée B Château Latour Pauillac, Cuvée C Château Margaux Haut-Médoc, Cuvée D Château Haut-Brion Pessac, Cuvée E Léognan Château d'Yquem Sauternes, and Cuvée F Château Lafleur Pomerol. Emmett first tasted these whiskies at the Islay Malt and Music Festival in 2009.
  • Diageo Malts: Hosted by Simon Hooper, who will be presenting single malts from Diageo's extensive portfolio: Oban Little Bay, Dalwhinnie 15, Talisker Storm, Caol Ila 12 and Lagavulin 8.
  • Ezra Brooks, Rebel & Yellowstone Bourbon: Hosted by Greg Mefford, who will be presenting Esra Brooks 99 Proof, Rebel 100 Proof, Yellowstone Select, George Remus Straight Bourbon Whiskey, plus a surprise pour!
  • Sold Out! Glenmorangie: Hosted by Bryan Simpson, who will be presenting malts from The Glenmorangie lune-up, including the Quinta Ruban, Nectar D'Or, Lasanta and 18 year old expressions.
  • Almost Gone! JP Wiser's: Hosted by Dr. Don Livermore, who will be presenting JP Wiser's 10 Year Old, s 25 Year Cask Strength, Hickory and Legacy Port expressions, as well at the Lot 40 Cherry Cask and Lot 40 Dark Oak.
  • Plantation Rum: Hosted by Guillaume Lamy, who will be presenting rums from the Plantation family that includes many Caribbean and Latin American rums.
  • Sold Out! 25 Year Old Whiskies: Our special guest Martine Nouet will celebrate the 25th NB Spririts Festival with a select lineup of five unique 25 year old Single Malt whiskies.
9:00pm Master Classes
  • Almost Gone! Ardbeg: Hosted by Bryan Simpson, who will be presenting several Ardbeg expressions.
  • Sold Out! Bunnahabhain & Deanston: Hosted by John MacPherson, who will be presenting drams from the Bunnahabhain & Deanston distilleries.
  • The Busker Irish Whiskies: Hosted by Woody Kane, who will be presenting several Busker Irish whiskey expressions from the Royal Oak distillery.
  • Almost Gone! El Dorado Rum: Hosted by Jodie Curtis, who will be presenting a unique lineup of 12 year old rums seasoned in Ruby Port, Sauternes, White Port, Portuguese Red Wine and Madeira Sweet casks.
  • Almost Gone! Heaven Hill, Evan Williams & Elijah Craig: Hosted by Tim Ferrell, who will be presenting some great Bourbon.
  • Johanne's Game Show!: Hosted by Johanne McInnis, who will be asking you to state the question behind some answers. The festival is happy to bring back this zany masterclass. Unlike any other, this one will pit table against table and test your team's whisky knowledge. It's aimed to entertain all levels of whisky enthusiasts (novice to skilled) while you taste 6 different scotches. The winner takes all, including the trophy!
  • Johnnie Walker: Hosted by Simon Hooper, who will be presenting the Johnnie Walker Black, 18 year old, Blue and Blue Ghost expressions, as well as the Glenkinchie 12.
  • Laphroaig: Hosted by James Neil, who will be presenting Laphroaig drams, including the Quarter Cask, Cairdeas 2022, Sherry Oak 10 and Cask Strength 10 expressions.
  • Almost Gone! Maker's Mark: Hosted by Lindsay Wood, who will be presenting several bourbons from the Maker's Mark portfolio.
Pop-Up Alcool NB Liquor Store (opens at approx 7:30pm)

Our event partner, Alcool NB Liquor will have a pop-up store in the ballroom coat check area following the first round of master classes.

Friday, November 18th
Sold Out! The Whisky Lunch by The Dalmore (11:45am to 1:15pm)

We are pleased to welcome Martine Nouet who will guide us through a three course lunch paired with expressions of The Dalmore single malts with the Dalmore Ambassador. The annual lunch has been a very popular event selling out every year.

$95. Limited seating. Ticket Info.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.

Almost Gone! The Ultimate Master Class (4:00pm to 5:30pm)

The UMC offers a rare opportunity to sample the best the Festival has to offer. Twelve unique and limited Scotch whiskies. Try these all in one room!

  • anCnoc 35
  • Ardbeg 25
  • Auchentoshan 1988
  • Bowmore 25
  • Bowmore vintages 26
  • Bruichladdich Octomore 13.1
  • Cragganmore Flavor Led
  • Glen Elgin 18
  • Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1997
  • Glenrothes 25
  • The Macallan Sherry Oak 18
  • Tomatin 36
  • Plus a Mystery $2000 bottle!

$275 Including Festival Showcase VIP Access. Ticket Info.

Sold Out! VIP Showcase Access (5:30pm)

You will gain early entrance to the Festival! Stroll around the ballroom and sample before the doors open to the general admission ticket holders! Enjoy the opportunity to sample in a relaxed atmosphere.

$175. Ticket Info.

The Festival Showcase (6:45pm to 10:00pm)

The Festival Showcase is the centerpiece of the New Brunswick Spirits Festival.

You also receive a $10 discount coupon at the ANBL on site store , a Glencairn Nosing glass and a complimentary cab ride home in the greater Fredericton area.

$125 Your ticket includes a ride home. Ticket Info.

Sold Out! Special Master Class Hosted by Johanne and Martine (7:30pm to 8:45pm)

Relax and enjoy the most entertaining class at the show! Join the Queen of the Still, Martine Nouet, & The Whisky Lassie, Johanne McInnis.

$35. Ticket Info.

On-Site Alcool NB Liquor Boutique (6:30pm to 11:00pm)

Our event partner, Alcool NB Liquor will have an on-site store operating Friday evening so that you can pick up your favourite products right away.

This is a great opportunity to buy the perfect dram for the whisky (and other spirit) drinkers on your Christmas shopping list!

Saturday, November 19th
On-Site Alcool NB Liquor Boutique (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Our event partner, Alcool NB Liquor will have the on-site store operating Saturday.

Pick up the items you missed earlier in the week!

Sold Out! The Collectors (10:15am to 11:45pm)

Join a group of whisky fanatics who share in their passion of the unique and rare drams. Six collectors will offer each ticket holder a sample of one of their prized bottles from their collection.

If you are interested in donating a bottle for us to sample contact Frank @ The Lunar Rogue.

Price $75. Ticket Info.

Almost Gone! The Gin Lunch (11:45am-1:15pm)

Join us for a unique opportunity to sample four amazing gins paired with a three-course lunch.

$95. Ticket Info.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.

Sold Out! The Chairman's Dram (12:45pm to 2:30pm)

Join Festival Chair Frank Scott for a rare opportunity to sample some very old, rare, and long gone whiskies. Frank will guide us through a tasting of six rare whiskies from his collection.

This event sells out fast, so get your ticket while you can.

Price $125. Ticket Info.

Sold Out! Closed Distillery Master Class (2pm to 3:30pm)

Over the years we have offered some of the world's rarest drams at this amazing class.

Price $150. Ticket Info.

Sold Out! The Bourbon Dinner by Maker's Mark

The last event of the Festival will be one of the best!

A wonderful paired dinner with some amazing whiskies!

The Bourbon Dinner starts at 6:00pm for a pre-dinner recption. Assigned seating for dinner at 6:30pm.

$90. Limited seating. Dress: Business Casual. Your ticket includes a ride home. Ticket Info.

Please advise of any dietary restrictions at time of booking.