Whiskylicious Festival Comes Back to Collingwood

February 19, 2020
Business Buzz, Events

Whiskylicious returns to Collingwood with local restaurants taking part in this unique culinary festival that gives Collingwood’s outstanding chefs the chance to share their sweet and savoury creations, inspired by Collingwood Whisky.

More than ten locations will be serving delicious, whisky-inspired  creations: The Iron Skillet 2.0, Lakeside Seafood & Grill, Memories Restaurant, Tesoro, The Beaver & Bulldog, Gustav Chophouse & Bar, Azzurra, , Bent Taco, The Curly Willow, 1858 Caesar Bar, Gibson & Company, Low Down Cocktail and Snack Bar, and the Potato Factory & Taps.

The full list of restaurants, as well as their menus and details about special evening events are available at www.collingwoodwhiskylicious.ca.

Special events make Whiskylicious so special:

Friday, February 21 
Journey Forth VIP Whiskylicious Festival Kickoff & Contest Winner Announcement. Join the Collingwood Whiskylicious team at the Collingwood LCBO on Friday at 2:30 PM. They will be available for pictures along with the engraving team so you can get a personalized bottle for that special someone. It’s also a great place to find out more about the winners of the Collingwood Whiskylicious Tasting Tour, presented by 95.1 The Peak FM. They will be embarking on their special Tasting Tour the next day, with visits to Gustav’s Chophouse & Bar, Lakeside Seafood & Grill and Low Down Cocktail & Snack Bar, with executive bus service provided by Ace Transportation and entertainment by the Shipyard Kitchen Party.

Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22
Bottle Engraving. Looking for a unique gift? Purchase your bottle of COLLINGWOOD Whisky and have a custom message engraved on it at the LCBO in Collingwood.

Sunday, February 23
The recently added Whisky Walk in Downtown Collingwood returns in 2020, presented by Classical 102.9. Between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, six groups of up to 25 participants, each guided by an employee from the local Collingwood Whisky distillery, will enjoy a Sunday afternoon stroll through the streets of historic Downtown Collingwood ‘detouring’ to six different locations. There they will sample and savour delicious food and whisky pairings inspired by COLLINGWOOD Whisky and prepared by Collingwood’s talented local chefs. Included is a Collingwood Whisky “hometown” stop at the Simcoe Street Press Gallery featuring a photo exhibit of the distillery and Collingwood Whisky’s national brand ambassador and bartender extraordinaire, Taylor Corrigan. There is even prizing for Buff-It Car Detailing! Tickets are sold out at this point.

Wednesday, February 26
Cheer on our region's talented bartenders at the 4th Annual Collingwood Whiskylicious Bartender Competition at Georgian Bay Hotel, and cast your vote in the People’s Choice category. Seating is limited so pre-register for the FREE access event today!

Whiskylicious is sponsored by COLLINGWOOD Whisky with generous support from mycollingwood.ca, Mountain Goat Film Company and Spinnaker Marketing, Classical 102.9 and 95.1 The Peak FM. It is organized in partnership with the Town of Collingwood and Collingwood Downtown BIA.

Journey Forth to Collingwood and experience the Whiskylicious Festival. Honour the pursuit. Sip responsibly. For full festival details visit www.collingwoodwhiskylicious.ca with the latest updates at www.facebook.com/CollingwoodWhiskylicious.

About the Town of Collingwood
Nestled against the shores of South Georgian Bay, Collingwood is a vibrant community rich with history and culture. Enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point Park and the Hen & Chickens Boardwalk, or unwind at the peaceful Arboretum. Explore the downtown heritage district and visit art galleries, trendy boutiques, and award-winning restaurants and cafés. With nearly 70 km of recreational trails for biking, hiking, skiing & snowshoeing, and both Blue Mountain and Wasaga Beach just down the road, this harbourfront town is a four season getaway for all visitors.

About Collingwood Whisky
Collingwood Whisky was launched in 2011 as a new premium artisanal Canadian whisky, under the skilled craftsmanship of Brown-Forman Master Distiller Chris Morris. Like the town where it’s made, Collingwood Whisky is no ordinary spirit. Distilled using fresh filtered water from Georgian Bay and grains (corn, rye and barley) sourced mainly from Ontario farms, it is aged in high-quality oak barrels hand-made in Brown-Forman’s own cooperage. Once the whisky is perfectly matured, it is rested with toasted maplewood “staves”, which imparts a maple character that is truly Canadian, yet unique among Canadian whiskies. 

“Collingwood Whisky is inspired by the iconic heritage and natural resources of Southern Georgian Bay,” says David Dobbin, AVP and General Manager of Canadian Mist Distillers. “What stands out about this whisky is that it’s incredibly smooth with no harshness. Full-flavoured and complex with a long, clean finish, you can sip it neat, on the rocks or in classic lighter cocktails, and its characteristics are perfect for a variety of food recipes.”

The distillery where Collingwood Whisky is made is Canada's longest continuously owned and operated distillery. Located in the Town of Collingwood, the Collingwood Whisky distillery celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2017. www.facebook.com/CollingwoodWhisky