The Keltic Landing features two nights of exciting beer and whiskies

Dec 19 2017, 8:44 pm

Hosted by The Social Concierge and Wet Ape Productions, The Keltic Landing transforms Imperial Vancouver into a Celtic paradise for a two-night celebration of Irish and Scottish culture.

This unique St. Patrick’s Day event will boast an array of exciting entertainment and food, and an exciting beer program and spirits tastings–namely a night each focused on Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky.

Check out all of the details on the delicious pours The Keltic Landing is offering as part of their unique celebration.

Beer & Cider

  • Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer, a small-batch hand-crafted Scottish beer featuring notes of honey, toffee, vanilla, and oak ($8)
  • Harp Lager, Ireland’s classic European Pale Lager from the makers of Guinness ($7.25)
  • Murphy’s Irish Stout, available exclusively on draft in The Lowlands section of the event, is considered the lighter “nice guy” of the stouts ($8)
  • Strongbow Gold, made from a carefully selected blend of premium cider apples ($8)
  • Strongbow Dry, England’s masterful blend of 50 different types of traditional English cider apples including bittersweet and culinary varieties, yeast and water ($8)


Irish Whisky

Tasting at the Shamrock Ball: Thursday, March 17, 6 to 10:30 p.m. 10ml Taster = 1 Koin

  • Tullamore Dew
    Keltic Landing Feature Whisky
    The nose shows a mild blend of spicy, lemony and malty notes, with charred wood and vanilla undertones. The warming palate of toasted wood, vanilla and hints of sweet spices is rounded out with light citrus fruitiness.
  • Bushmills 10 Yr
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    A consistent high scoring Irish single malt, showing fruity and floral aromas followed by a medium-bodied palate with chocolate and spice. The fruitiness continues on a gentle and long finish.
  • Writers Tears
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    This super smooth Irish whisky is flying off of store shelves ‐ it was rated 93pts in the Whisky Bible. A must try Irish rare Whiskey!
  • Connemara – Peated Irish Single Malt
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    Well-smoked and peated, heather freshness and floral notes with a honeyed sweetness and a little wood on the nose, with a long and pungent with honey and peat smoke.
  • Red Breast 12 Yr Pot Still
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    A delightful Pure Pot Still Irish whiskey, Redbreast 12 is highly praised by Jim Murray and a host of other notable whisky critics. Named ‘Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year’ at the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards. The nose is nutty and rich. There are notes of dried peels and spice, an oily note and cut fruits. The palate is spicy and of good body.


Scotch Whisky

Tasting at Tartan Pride, Friday, March 18, 6 to 10:30 p.m. 10ml Taster = 1 Koin

  • Glenfiddich 14yr Old Rich Oak
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    After maturing in fine Spanish oak and American bourbon casks, the Malt Master carefully selects virgin Spanish and American oak casks to release extra layers of aroma and flavour into this whisky. The result is a flavour profile of rich vanilla with a silky texture and elegant hints of fruit with a nutty, spicy oak finish.
  • Balvenie 12yr Doublewood
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    This smooth-drinking, approachable single malt is aged for 12 years in American bourbon casks with some of the whisky spending a further nine months in Sherry butts then married for further aging. The Doublewood is complex with malted barley, vanilla, honey and dried fruit, a peppery kick and slight peatiness.
  • Bruichladdich – Scottish Barley The Laddie Classic
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    This Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been crafted by Master Distiller Jim McEwan from individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Unpeated, this is the signature and definitive Bruichladdich. Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Loch Indaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality of our ingredients.
  • Macallan 1824 Series Gold
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    The first in Macallan’s new range of no-age-statement Scotch whisky, The Macallan Gold opens with pronounced aromas of lemon citrus and orange zest with some subtle nuances of flowers and light oak. In the mouth, flavours of citrus, spice and baked apple lead to a lingering, malty finish.
  • Highland Park 12yr
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    Medium gold in colour; delicate aromas of sea breeze, butterscotch and chocolate; soft flavours that reflect the aromas with the addition of smoke and a touch of caramel with a medium finish.
  • The Botanist Islay Gin, by Bruichladdich
    Available exclusively at the Highlands bar
    An exciting and unusual gin from Islay whisky distillery Bruichladdich, The Botanist is made in a Lomond still christened Ugly Betty and contains no fewer than 31 botanicals, of which 22 are native to the Southern Hebridean island itself. These latter include the likes of mugwort, meadowsweet and the enigmatic Lady’s Bedstraw flowers, and the resultant dry gin is described, perhaps unsurprisingly, as ‘floral.’

Tickets are $35 per person, or $55 for both nights and include two Keltic Coins each evening (purchasers will receive four if buying The Full Landing pass) for use in the Highlands Tasting Den. Group rates are available. For more information visit the Keltic Landing website.

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The Keltic Landing

When: Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18

Time: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver

Price: $35 per person, $55 for both nights. Tickets are available online.

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