On Thursday April 5th, 2018, Whisky Wisemen YYC collaborated with local venue The Wednesday Room to present an exclusive evening with the esteemed whisky expert Matt Jones AKA "The Whisky Chef".
Matt is the World Whisky Ambassador for Beam Suntory; in this role he represents a wide range of whiskys including Single Malt Scotch (Bowmore, Laphroaig, Auchentoshan, Glen Garioch, Ardmore) Irish (Kilbeggan, Connemara, Tyrconnell) and Japanese (Hibiki, Toki). Matt has had an extensive career in the hospitality industry of 20+ years and has been recognized with numerous industry awards: In 2016, he appeared on the cover of Whisky Magazine issue 138 representing the Canadian issue. In 2017, Matt was again honoured to be named Icons of Whisky's 'Global American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year'.
Guests were treated to their choice of three-course meal from a specially prepared menu courtesy of The Wednesday Room. Matt Jones accompanied the dinner service with a curated four-flight tasting covering a variety of Laphroig Single Malt peated whiskys.
The event raised $620 for the Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Society (BB4CK) to help support their vision of a community that ensures all kids are fed.
BB4CK works in partnership with Calgary schools to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would otherwise go hungry. At a cost to make of about $1 per lunch, they provide lunches for approximately 4,200 kids each school day. They operate their own kitchen staffed by a small team and thousands of volunteers annually.
Whisky Wisemen YYC would like to express our sincere gratitude to both Matt Jones and The Wednesday Room for their contributions in making the event a huge sucess.