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A Very Canadian Whisky Tasting

A Very Canadian Whisky Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Spirit House to offer a Whisky Tasting with a uniquely Canadian perspective. 

Our tasting guide, Spencer Gooderham’s family legacy in whisky dates back seven generations to William Gooderham, founder of what was once Canada’s largest distillery, based here in Toronto. Their family name can still be seen in Toronto’s historic distillery district today.

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Classic Cocktail Tasting

Classic Cocktail Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Do Not Disturb at the Beverley Hotel for a classic cocktail tasting series!

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our Seasonal Cocktail Tasting it’s that there’s a lot of curiosity and debate about classic cocktails. 

As always we encourage tasting for yourself so we’re adding a Classic Cocktail tasting in the new year at Do Not Disturb, the Beverley Hotel’s new restaurant and bar.

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Seasonal Cocktail Tasting

Seasonal Cocktail Tasting

Toronto Common is partnering with Do Not Disturb at the Beverley Hotel for a seasonal cocktail tasting series!

The Beverley Hotel just opened its new restaurant and cocktail bar, Do Not Disturb, with Executive Chef & Partner, Vittorio Colacitti and Beverage Director, Moses McIntee. We have been invited to try their seasonal cocktails with a cocktail tasting series.

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Taste of Ontario Wine & Cheese on Lake Ontario

Taste of Ontario Wine & Cheese on Lake Ontario

Toronto Common is going sailing with Gone Sailing Adventures all September long!

For our first sailing adventure we’re keeping it tasting themed with a Taste of Ontario on Lake Ontario. Gone Sailing Adventures already offers a Wine and Cheese sail with on board Sommelier, and we're adding an Ontario theme to feature local wines and cheeses.

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Cocktail Masterclass in London, England 🇬🇧

Cocktail Masterclass in London, England 🇬🇧

Toronto Common will be hosting a summer popup Cocktail Making (and Tasting) class in London (England 🇬🇧) in collaboration with Stongman's Tipple and TT Liquor

Award winning bartender, industry trainer, innovator, spirit maker, and the original Strongman, Tomas Lenko will lead us through a cocktail making and ice shaping lesson with a 3 cocktail class including one with Tomas' own spirit, BOLD, as well as enjoying a cocktail while we learn, in London's new Cellar Bar and Liquor Store, TT Liqour. 

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Whisky 3.0 - Regions of Scotland Scotch Whisky Tasting

Whisky 3.0 - Regions of Scotland Scotch Whisky Tasting

Now that Boxcar Social has taken us on a world tour in Whisky 101, taught us about Barrel Aging in Whisky 2.0, and given us a small taste of Bourbon for our Toronto Common 3 Year Anniversary event, it’s time to dive into even more detail with Whisky 3.0 - Regions of Scotland Scotch Whisky Tasting.

Boxcar Social Whiskey Director Ray Zwicker will be taking us on a guided tasting through the Highlands, Speyside, Islands, Islay, Lowlands, and Campbeltown to help guests learn and develop their palate and appreciation for Scottish Whiskey.

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Whisky 2.0 - Barrel Aging Whisky/Whiskey

Whisky 2.0 - Barrel Aging Whisky/Whiskey

With so many Whiskies at Boxcar Social (and so many locations) they’re adding a NEW series of Whisky events with Toronto Common, this time at their Riverside location featuring the influence of barrels on the aging process.

Boxcar Social’s Whisky director has selected a series of whiskies to showcase the differences between non-age statement versus age statement single malts, single barrel versus small batch bourbon, and a cask finished vs a cask strength single malt.

Whiskies come from all over the world, use different grains, and have different traditions. The one binding element of the spirit is barrel-aging. Every variety has it's own standards and practices, but what makes a whisky shine with golden or amber hues is the type of barrel or cask it's rested in. 

From virgin American Oak for Bourbon, to the Sherry casks used in Single malts, the wood will define much of the colour, aromas, flavours, and finishes of a whisk(e)y. 

In this tasting series, Ray will be taking us on an in depth look at how different casks affect the final product. What's involved in aging. How are different casks used to create unique flavour experiences. What are the rules of barrel aging.

A selection of Crostini, Cheese & Charcuterie will be available as well.

Tickets are $80 tax & tip included.

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