Join Crafted Vancouver and hosts Jamie Johnson, John Atkin and Brad Turner for an exclusive tasting event accompanied by a talk on the crafted interior of this beloved Vancouver building and the design process behind Brad’s glass work and the whisky glasses you will be tasting from.
The Balvenie’s National Brand Ambassador, Jamie Johnson will guide us through their signature handcrafted offerings from The Balvenie. Learn the history of single malt and how The Balvenie maintains its tradition of whisky making from grain to glass. From whisky beginner to seasoned aficionado, there is something for everyone in this immersive experience.
Vancouver civic historian John Atkin will give a talk on the history and craftsmanship of the iconic Hycroft Manor.
2017 Carter Wosk Award Recipient Brad Turner has designed and created the 4-set glasses you will use for the evening tastings. Participants from the Hycroft Manor tasting event will take home a specially boxed set of glasses for personal use or gift giving.
The tablescapes will feature select items from master craftspeople including the work of metal artist Stefanie Dueck. A small selection of these works will be made available for purchase.
Built in 1909, Hycroft Manor was the first and one of the most expensive homes constructed in the exclusive neighbourhood of Shaughnessy Heights. It was here the McRae family established their estate at the edge of the city, including extensive gardens, stables and an indoor swimming pool reached via a short tunnel from the main house. Under the care of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver, Hycroft thrives as a home for members. Our event with Balvenie takes place in the beautiful green solarium and drawing room.