Calling all whisky-lovers! And all non-whisky lovers, too. Burgundy Lion in Montreal's Little Burgundy neighbourhood is now doing whisky tastings every Tuesday night to help keep us warm as the cool weather starts to creep in. Burgundy Lion has been doing public and private tastings for a while now and has decided to officially make Tuesdays whisky night at the pub.
Home to 750 Quebec whiskys — the largest collection in the province — the team at Burgundy Lion is sure they can find the right one for you.
In fact, they look at it as somewhat of a challenge.
Toby Lyle, co-owner of Burgundy Lion, told me he prefers it when someone comes in who says they don't like whisky or have never found their exact brand.
He says it can be harder than someone who knows more about whisky but is so rewarding.
"The idea behind whisky night is to expose as many people as possible to the drink that we love so much," Toby told me.
He also shared that over the last few years, he's definitely seen a change in who exactly is ordering whisky. A drink that used to be thought of for older people, especially men, is now enjoyed by young people and tons of women.
Whisky night or Sláinte Tuesdays ("Sláinte" means "health" in Irish and Scottish Gaelic) will allow guests to try a flight of three whiskys. You can even create your own personal flight from a long list of options.
The cost of the tasting depends on the tasters that you choose to include in your flight.
To help guide with what may seem like an intimidating world of one of the world's most popular spirits is one of the team's in house whisky expert, Simon Parent.
And if you're like me and are wondering what exactly you call a whisky expert (A whisky-sommelier? A whisk-connoisseur?), the team has coined the term "Uisghophile" — a lover of "uisgh" or whisky.
The team hopes to start bringing in other experts from a variety of distilleries and backgrounds to take the love of the drink even further.
So whether you're new to the world of whisky or a self-proclaimed uisghophile, head over to the Burgundy Lion to find your newest drink of choice.
Sláinte Tuesdays At Burgundy Lion
When: Every Tuesday
Address: 2496, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To find just the whisky for you!