Lakehead Rotary presents its annual SPIRIT OF THUNDER BAY premier scotch-tasting event on Friday, February 7/20 in the Scandia Room of the Valhalla Inn.  This fund raising event supports local charitable organizations doing great work in our community.  The Board of Lakehead Rotary has chosen 4 local organizations to be the beneficiaries of the 2020 Spirit event:
Easter Seals - Thunder Bay
Isthmus - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Police Youth Corps
Wilderness Discovery Handi-Capable Centre
SPIRIT OF THUNDER BAY provides those with "Tasters Tickets" with a guided tasting of 5 premium whiskies - the selections for the 2020 event are:
Our guide for the evening is JONATHAN MacPHERSON,

Scotch Specialist for PMA Canada, represents 12 of the world’s most prestigious brands of Scotch Whisky, including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, The GlenDronach, Bunnahabhain and more. A Scotch fan for life, John has immersed himself in the lore, craft and history of this fascinating world. He enjoys nothing more than sharing these stories along with a few drams of these amazing Scotches!


Each tasting is paired with savoury fare crafted by the Chef of the Valhalla Inn and the 2020 Menu includes:

Cheese and Cracker trays
Vegetable and Dip platters
Baskets of assorted breads/buns on guest tables
throughout the evening
Platters of family style hors d’oeuvres served to each table immediately following the scotch
presentation at each course…
Curried Shrimp on Garlic Crostini (cold)
Scotch Bonnet Egg (hot)
Pancetta cup with Olive Tapenade (cold)
Escargot in Puff Pastry (hot)
Red Wine Poached Pear on Brie Cheese (cold)
Drambuie Truffle