Whisky Wisemen to gather in Vancouver

Sip whisky and talk business with a Dragon at this speaker event

The Be Wise Speaker Series and Whisky Festival takes place Oct. 18 with special guest David Chilton. Contributed photo

Looking for wisdom at the bottom of a whisky glass? Vancouver’s upcoming Be Wise Speaker Series and Whisky Festival has merged world-class whisky tastings with business-oriented conversation in the round, for a most sophisticated pairing.

Organized by the Whisky Wisemen Society—a local not-for-profit organization founded on a love of community building and whisky—and geared toward local business leaders and changemakers, the Oct. 18 event offers attendees the chance to chat about business over a glass of one of the world’s finest spirits. Between presentations, including a keynote speech from former Dragons’ Den “Dragon” and best-selling author of the Wealthy Barber, David Chilton, there will be three formal whisky tastings, all leading to an ultimate whisky reception with more than 50 different whiskies to sample from all over the world. 

Think Bruichladdich, Octomore, The Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Nikka and more.

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A portion of the event’s profits will be in support of Working Gear, a local organization that provides work-related clothing and footwear free of charge to low-income men reentering the workforce.

The Be Wise Speaker Series and Whisky Festival takes place Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Imperial (319 Main St.) from 6-11 p.m. Tickets start at $147. Click here for more info. 

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—by Kelsey Klassen

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