Macallan Scotch Tasting at ONE Hazelton

Macallan Scotch Tasting at ONE Hazelton

I was invited to the Macallan Scotch Tasting which was held at ONE in the Hazelton Hotel from the folk at Matchstick. I accepted on a lark. I didn’t like scotch but I decided to learn more about it. I attended the Kettle One Vodka tasting and had a great time. So, I invited three friends and headed down.

Macallan Scotch Tasting at ONE Hazelton

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We were presented with four different glasses. They contained Macallan scotch of different ages; 10, 12, 15 and 18 year old.

Macallan Scotch
Macallan Scotch Tasting Notes - scanned by Anita
Macallan Scotch
Macallan Scotch Tasting Notes - scanned by Anita

I didn’t liked scotch before but now I can say I do. It’s a complex drink and I was partial to the 15 year old. I liked the combination of the bourbon and sherry casks instead of just the sherry alone.

Macallan Scotch Tasting at ONE Hazelton

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We saw the Macallan ice ball making machine in action. It takes a cube of ice and turns it into a ball. The circular shaped ice doesn’t melt as fast as a cube so you can chill your scotch which diluting it too much. I was lucky enough to get the demo glass. More scotch for me.

Macallan Scotch Tasting at ONE Hazelton

At the end of the tasting we were given nice Macallan box with 2 small bottles of Macallan scotch (10 and 12 year old) and a Macallan rock glass. The box I’m going to use for jewellery. Matchstick provided a great set of photos from the event. I’ve posted some but the full collection is in the slideshow.

You can sign up for more tasting events at celebratethemacallan.ca

images: matchstick and me

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.