Winter Warmer | Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

Last Thursday, I volunteered my services to play at the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington’s annual Winter Warmer. This sold out scotch tasting event was held at The Tannery building in Kitchener. The Tannery is becoming a popular place for bagpipes as I recently played for another tenant of the building, Google.

I had the pleasure of piping Mixologist Mike McLean into the event. Mike was on hand to lead the crowd through a tasting of The Macallan 1824 Collection, single malt whiskies from Speyside.

Whisky Tasting at The Tannery | Alzheimer Society Winter WarmerNot all Whisky is Scotch.

Not sure what the difference between scotch and whisky is? Think the terms are interchangeable?

Here’s a quick explanation – Like the name suggests, scotch is produced in Scotland. In Scotland, the same product is simply referred to as whisky. So, scotch is whisky produced in Scotland. Whisky is also produced in countries like Canada, the USA, Ireland, and others.

For the scotch drinkers out there, what region do you enjoy a single malt from most? Any favourite distilleries (comments can be added after voting)? I prefer an Islay whisky and have been enjoying a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask.

It was great to be able to support a local organization like the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. If you have an event like this that you would like to have a bagpiper perform at, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

— Andrew



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