See you in 2018 on Saturday May 5!

Spirit of Toronto is Canada’s annual showcase of the finest whiskies and premium spirits from around the world!

Since 2004 this spectacular gala has become a ‘must’ on the food & drink calendar: a selection of 100 plus whiskies and premium spirits, intimate tutored tastings, live jazz, a gourmet table d’hôte, food and drink pairings, dedicated cocktail bars, and the opportunity to taste and learn with brand ambassadors, distillery representatives and industry professionals.

Coming in from out of town? Stay tuned for our group rates with various partner hotels—these and other details of the 2018 edition are in the works and will be announced on this website and by email for those subscribed to our Updates list.

A big thank you goes out to all the staff, exhibitors and guests who made this year's Spirit of Toronto a night to remember!

Once again masterclasses were fully subscribed and we extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our esteemed presenters who shared their samples and knowledge with our guests. This year’s line-up featured an embarassment of single malt riches courtesy of The Balvenie, Benromach,


Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, and The Dalmore, as well as Forty Creek, Jameson's and the Jim Beam family of bourbon. It was a further pleasure to welcome master blenders Don Livermore and Drew Mayville who poured some of the finest whiskies to be found both North and South of our border.

Those of you who kept to the show floor were equally spoiled for choice, and without a doubt the highlight of this year’s show was our Canada150 showcase, a tribute to the best of Canadian whisky from past to present hosted by Johanne McInnis and Graham Mackenney. A picture is worth a thousand words so take a moment to relive the good times by browsing through our Photo Gallery.

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018 on Saturday May 5 with another edition of Canada’s premiere tasting event. Until then you can keep in touch by subscribing to our bi-annual print magazine, Distilled.